Tri-campus workshop on ‘Human Security in the Global South’

We are pleased to announce the first tri-campus IAPS and Sustainable Development RPA workshop: Human Security in the Global South Tentative date: end of February 2016 This workshop acts as a research collaboration and exploration platform, bringing 10-15 academics from three campuses working on Human Security Issues in the global south together for future collaboration …

Water Security in Asia

In 2011 Anatol Lieven wrote that the ‘greatest source of long-term danger to Pakistan’ was dependence on the river Indus and climate change in general. Lieven was in no doubt that water security was a far greater than that of Islamic extremism. The politics of water, one of the major aspects of water security, are complex, far …

Airpower and War in the 21st Century

Contributed by Dr Bettina Renz. On 13th June 2014 a one-day cross-disciplinary workshop on airpower and war in the 21st century was held on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus. It was co-organised by the School of Politics and IR’s Centre for Security, Conflict and Terrorism (CST) and the University’s Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) …

China Links: Connecting the World

With the generous support of IAPS, IGS and the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, the international PhD Conference ‘China Links: Connecting the World’ was held in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies on 18-19 July 2014. The conference sought to promote an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogue on the various transnational linkages of China throughout its …

An unexpected result? The Indian Election of 2014

IAPS will host (made possible by generous support from the Political Studies Association) an event to assess the Indian election of 2014.  This will be held on the 3rd July 2014 from 9.30am.  Several of the contributors to the #Indiavotes2014 blog, as well as many others, will give their considered analysis of the campaign and …

Law, citizenship and democratic state building in India between 1910-1960s

Political Divisions of the Indian Empire Law, citizenship and democratic state building in India between 1910-1960s A one day workshop on 10th April 2014 Organiser: Dr Stephen Legg, School of Geography, University of Nottingham  This one day workshop was organized due to a generous grant from the IAPS staff funding scheme. It built upon a …

Director’s thoughts

It’s been a great few months with IAPS.  We’ve had some fantastic speakers at our seminar series, from issues as diverse as ‘extraordinary rendition’, the ‘developmental state in east Asia’ to ‘nation building in Vietnam’.  Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to come and speak, but also to the audience who have asked …

Tri-campus workshop on Identity and Recognition

This event has now been postponed.  An update will be posted when more information is available.  A tri-campus workshop will be held at the University of Nottingham UK under the auspices of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) and the Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies (CSPI).  We are inviting paper proposals from …