The ‘Reshaping Security in Conflict and Beyond: Critical Perspectives Interdisciplinary Research Group’ will host a one-day conference exploring disjunctions and connections between security as it relates to global and regional conflicts and the securitisation of everyday life. The conference will bring together leading researchers in this field to think on this theme from a critical perspective. Accounts of the processes of securitisation many times assume a sharp distinction between conflict-ridden areas of the globe – usually imagined in the global south – and (Western) liberal democracies, overlooking the contentions and the inadequacies of these distinctions. From the perspective of security, the sharp dichotomy between conflict zones and normalised political settings is increasingly challenged, as we witness the expanding implementation of counter-insurgency tactics and weapons by urban police forces in the global north, for instance, or the adoption of technologies from checkpoints in conflict-ridden areas to international airports and railway stations world-wide. Similarly, we witness the flows of governmentality techniques and economic rationales from the global north to conflict zones, as the governance of persons and global economic processes have become defining features in the management of protracted conflicts. The aim of this conference is to stimulate analytic perspectives that bridge these gaps and to provide a more integrated view of processes of securitisation in diverse contexts. The conference will be structured around two central themes: ‘Conflict and Security’ and ‘Security of the everyday’ providing platforms of divergence and convergence between these two themes.
SPEAKER:Dr Angelika Anderson, Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia is back in Belfast for a short workshop. Dr Anderson about her work: "I think the work we are doing with adults in a working environment is really exciting and brings up a range of issues that make interesting workshop / discussion issues. Essentially we trialled three strategies: 1. Antecendent/preventative package, including video priming, 2. Modeling procedures (comparing video and in vivo modeling) in teaching job specific skills, and 3. Self-management procedures to increase rates of productivity. The project is situated in the context of a not for profit organisation within the community. Other data on interventions for adults with ASD make for an interesting discussion about a focus on antecedent interventions (i.e., inclusive paradigm) versus solely focusing on addressing skill deficits (i.e., medical paradigm). I think both are needed, just as you address health issues and provide individual therapies for individuals in wheelchairs as well as wheelchair ramps.' Dr Anderson previously presented at the CBA/QUART conference in 2011.
The Wiles Lectures for 2015 will be delivered by Professor Lyndal Roper, Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, on 27-29 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over three days at Queen's University Belfast, on the theme: 'Luther and the Reformation: A Cultural History'. More information at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/WilesLectureSeries/WilesLectures2015/
Societies emerging from conflict need to find a balance between looking forward to building a united community and looking backward to deal with the pain and hurt of the past. Reflecting on her long experience as a lawyer, Police Ombudsman and champion of justice, Baroness Nuala O’Loan will address the difficulties this balance poses for post-conflict societies and makes some recommendations for how it might be managed.
Readings from the current Creative Writing MA Students at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. A chance to hear future literary stars!
This is the final formal event in the Constitutional Futures interdisciplinary initiative and it takes the form of a round table discussion drawing out the themes of the programme and looking at constitutional developments in the post election environment. There is a separate but related research development event in the afternoon. Please download the flyer for more information.
This series of public lectures introduces the transformation and development in contemporary China. Since China adopted economic reform in 1978, it has undergone enormous changes. What is China’s development trajectory? What is the direction of China’s development moving forward? These questions will be explored by various speakers in this lecture series. This event is jointly organised by Queen’s University, Queen’s Law School, Queen’s Management School, Mandarin Speakers Association in Northern Ireland (MSA) and Chinese Students and Scholars Association QUB.
Speaker: Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asia Research Centre, LSEChair: Dr Ting Xu, School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast This lecture is part of the Public Lecture Series - Transformation and Development in Contemporary China. This series of public lectures introduces the transformation and development in contemporary China. Since China adopted economic reform in 1978, it has undergone enormous changes. What is China’s development trajectory? What is the direction of China’s development moving forward? These questions will be explored by various speakers in this lecture series. This event is jointly organised by Queen’s University, Queen’s Law School, Queen’s Management School, Mandarin Speakers Association in Northern Ireland (MSA) and Chinese Students and Scholars Association QUB.
The QUB Law School Film Group invites you to a screening of the Disney classic ‘Robin Hood’. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.
The Naughton Gallery is delighted to present Korean artist JeeYoung Lee’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Ireland, Stage of Mind. The exhibition will showcase a selection of her photographic works along with a reproduction of one of her installations, which will be re-built by the artist during a short residency in Belfast. Lee’s work represents the intangible world of feelings and her personal, psychological experiences in everyday life. Taking inspiration not only from life, but also from visual and literary stimuli, Lee creates her inner worlds with infinite patience and preciseness in her studio in Seoul, Korea. Artist's Talk: Friday 5 June, 1pm, Crescent Arts Centre On the occasion of Lee's exhibition, a series of contemporary South Korean films will be screened at QFT. Please visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com for further information.
The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015 in association with the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR) and the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) will focus on ‘United Against Cancer’ locally, nationally and internationally. It will build on the theme of the 2014 conference “The power of Information” highlighting how cancer intelligence based on high quality data is improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of cancer in the UK and beyond. Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast City Centre. Early bird registration is open ends 31 March 2015. Abstract submission is open and closes on 13 February 2015. The Patient Bursary Scheme is open and closes on 27 March 2015. The conference programme comprises of 5 plenary sessions and 12 parallel sessions for more information visit the conference website. During the 3 days of the conference there will a conference reception to be held at Belfast City Hall which will provide an excellent networking opportunity (limited availabilty). Visit the website for more information. There will also be a conference dinner held at Titanic Belfast on 9 June 2015 (limited availabilty) for booking information visit the website.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Keith Barton (Indiana University), Professor Audrey Osler (University of Leeds /Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway) This event aims to draw together academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the role of education in dealing with the legacy of past conflict. The morning session will explore the role of history and citizenship education in helping young people make sense of the past and its impact on their current societal context. The afternoon will be devoted to considering the implications of this for policy and practice in the Northern Ireland context. Findings from an evaluation of the ‘Prison to Peace: learning from the experience of political ex-prisoners’ programme will also be presented by Lesley Emerson, Karen Orr and Paul Connolly (School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast). This research demonstrates the potential of programmes which engage directly with issues relating to the conflict to have a significant positive impact on young people’s attitudes and behaviours. For Flyer click here
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Allen Thurston. Why evidence matters: making a difference through research Allen is Professor and Director of the Centre for Effective Education at Queen’s University Belfast. A former school teacher, his work focuses on how to improve outcomes for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. His work has included large-scale trials to establish and test effective ways of working with children and young people. This has included using co-operative learning to improve mathematics/reading and improving outcomes for children and adults with disabilities.
Queen's Women Graduates - Annual Dinner
JAM Four programme students will present their work using creative music technologies in the Sonic Arts Research Centre.