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CFP: ERCs’ Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Politics of the Middle East

CFP: ERCs’ Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Politics of the Middle East

This is a cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional seminar series which aims to bring together a diverse body of early career researchers (postdoctoral, PhD candidates, and advanced masters) working on the politics of the Middle East. It addresses the need for early career researchers studying this region to have a forum where they can: (1) present their work and receive feedback from peers and more senior academics in the field, (2) engage with contemporary research designs and theoretical debates, and (3) develop cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional relationships to facilitate further collaborations, particularly across geographic borders.

New Publication: Autonomous Weapons Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and the Problem of Meaningful Human Control

New Publication: Autonomous Weapons Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and the Problem of Meaningful Human Control

Elke Schwarz has a new article in a special issue of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence, dedicated to “Military Technology and Armed Forces”. The article concerns the (im)possibility of human control over AI-supported LAWS human-machine complex.

Doing IPS, PhD seminar series 2021/22: Call for papers Deadline 4 June 2021

Doing IPS, PhD seminar series 2021/22: Call for papers Deadline 4 June 2021

CfP for Doing IPS seminars on the following themes:
–Migration, mobility and borders/border management
Citizenship, sovereignty, and exception
–Resistance
–Surveillance
–Technology and STS (Science & Technology Studies)
–Racialisation, racism and coloniality
–Socio-legal studies and human rights
–Transnational sociology of expertise
–Innovations and interventions in critical theory and methodologies
–Ethnography and fieldwork methodologies

New Publication: EU democracy projection in the Southern Mediterranean a practice analysis

New Publication: EU democracy projection in the Southern Mediterranean a practice analysis

Sarah Wolff and Anna Khakee have a new article in Mediterranean Politics which argues that democracy projection by the EU varies according to the organisation’s perceived interest, its ideational commitment to norms of dialogue, the degree of institutional inertia, and dominant policy discourses.