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Durham Global Security Institute

Participating Staff

Recent Projects

  • 1st November 2016: The third DGSI- NATO/NIFC Conferences on Afghanistan and its regional neighbours took place at Molesworth with an emphasis on civil-military relations and state relations with Afghan militant groups.
  • 29th October 2016: Dr Srinjoy Bose co-authored, with Ramesh Thakur, "The UN Secretary-General and the Forgotten Third R2P Responsibility" in Global Responsibility to Protect -;jsessionid=unrj_jsXU6Em_TRFTcmc0fo9.x-brill-live-03.
  • 20th October 2016: Dr Stefanie Kappler, in collaboration with colleagues at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Lund and Marburg Universities has secured a grant of 5.5million krona [£500,000] for work on "peace and the politics of memory".
  • 17th October 2016: Professor Alice Hills, who leads ICT4COP’s Africa research, published a paper on neighborhood watch groups in Somalia for the Global Observatory, the International Peace Institute‘s peace and security online magazine -
  • 16th October 2016: DGSI supporting a workshop on International Toleration by Global Policy Institute colleague Dr Pietro Maffetone.
  • 15th October 2016: Prof Gregory joins the international editorial board of Contemporary South Asia.
  • 10th October 2016: DGSI welcomed Dr Srinjoy Bose from the Australian National University as our new Senior Teaching Fellow in Post-Reconstruction and State-Building.
  • 2nd August 2016: DGSI/PSRU hosted Grp Capt Waseem Qutub of the Pakistan SPD for a seminar on Pakistan's Nuclear Diplomacy and NSG Membership.
  • 16 June 2016: Prof John Williams gave a lecture on ‘Decapitating ISIS-K and the Law of Unintended Consequences’, Degrade and Destroy: winning the war against Daesh? Organised by the Moral Victories Projects, Glasgow University and the UK Defence Academy. Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, June 2016.
  • 31st May 2016: DGSI Director Professor Shaun Gregory addressed the UK Army's First Division Command on the topic of "Defence Engagement" at Imphal Barracks in York as the framing lecture for the opening of 1 Div's DE Exercise.
  • 4th May 2016: Professor the Honorable Gareth Evans, formerly of the Australian Government, International Crisis Group, and UN, was in Durham to give the King Hussein Memorial Lecture on "Negotiating Across Cultures on Peace and Security Issues". Professor Evans took time out of a busy schedule to have lunch with DGSI students and to discuss their work and the work of DGSI.
  • 14th April 2016: Dr Steve Lyon delivered a talk to the UNDP Youth and Social Cohesion Project in Islamabad, Pakistan entitled "Peace and Development: Understanding Linkages and Identifying Solutions".
  • April 2016: DGSI sponsors a workshop on Political Responsibility led by Dr Ilan Zvi Baron.
  • March 2016: Anthropology DGSI Colleagues Dr Steve Lyon and Elisabeth Kirtsoglou were successful in an ESRC grant application to study the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Islands. The project is called ‘Transitory Lives: An Anthropological Study of the Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean’ -
  • Epiphany term 2016: DGSI Law School colleague Dr Catherine Turner spent time as a Visiting Fellow at the Elliot School of International Affairs in Washington DC. While there she conducted research on the role of women as mediators under Security Council Resolution 1325. This research builds on Dr Turner’s experience of training women in mediation skills to participate in peace negotiations =
  • February 2016: Prof Clive Jones published a paper on Geopolitics and the Gas Fields of the Eastern Mediterranean: The Emergence of a New Regional Security Regime. He presented that paper during the Second Strategic Gulf conference, titled "Geopolitical Transformations in the Global Sphere", at the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT), Manama, Bahrain, on 22 May 2016.
  • December 2015: Prof John Williams published "Distant Intimacy: Space, Drones, and Just War" in Ethics & International Affairs, 29 (1): pp. 93-110
  • December 2015: Prof Shaun Gregory published edited the collection monograph Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan, Routledge Press.
  • 30th November 2015 : The second DGSI/NATO Annual Conferences looking at Afghanistan in Regional Context and US/NATO drawdown. This event was held in the South of England, attracted participants from RUSI, IISS, and NATO, and an audience comprised of 19 different organisations. The papers from the conference can be found on the DGSI website.
  • Michaelmas term 2015: Dr Jutta Bakonyi publishes "Ideoscapes in the World Society: Framing Violence in Somalia" in Civil Wars, 17(2): 242-265.
  • 16th July 2015: DGSI hosted a Cabinet Office team for a one-day workshop on the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). This event focussed on three issues: the changing nature of the global system and the UK's position within it; opportunities for upstream intervention; the stability of the Middle East.
  • 11th June 2015: DGSI hosted Air Commodore Adil Sultan of Pakistan's Strategic Plans Division (SPD), its nuclear weapons agency, for a talk on Pakistan's nuclear weapons policy and strategy.