Legitimacy and Expertise in International Affairs: IR & Ethics Workshop in Review

Author: Kiran Phull On February 9th, the IR & Ethics research theme of the Department of War Studies convened a full-day workshop (in person, no less!) on “Professionals in International Affairs and Legitimacy: Expertise, Politics and Democracy”. Organized by the IR & Ethics theme leads, Dr. Alvina Hoffmann and PhD student Josh Walmsley, as well… Continue reading Legitimacy and Expertise in International Affairs: IR & Ethics Workshop in Review

IR & Ethics Research Theme Workshop (Feb 2022)

Professionals of International Affairs and Legitimacy: Expertise, Politics and Democracy International Relations and Ethics Research Theme Workshop 9 February 2022: 12.30 – 17.00, King's College London This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars who work on different professionals of international affairs to assess how these actors build legitimacy in a world that seems to increasingly turn… Continue reading IR & Ethics Research Theme Workshop (Feb 2022)

From Debates to Processes: Trajectories of Intelligence Oversight in the UK

Author: Joseph Jarnecki On 17 October 2019, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) handed their report on Russian interference into the British democracy to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The ISC is a bipartisan committee mandated by the British Parliament to oversee the British intelligence services – replacing discussions with formal parliamentary procedures. Following significant delays… Continue reading From Debates to Processes: Trajectories of Intelligence Oversight in the UK

Writing the Self, Writing as Care

Author: Lucy Thomas Like many others, I am sitting at a table that, a few months ago, was our kitchen table, but that I now understand as my desk. Clearing away others’ books, cups of water, bike locks and assorted personal effects, I settle into the chronically uncomfortable white plastic Ikea chair, trying to concentrate… Continue reading Writing the Self, Writing as Care

Bringing the Personal (Back) In

Author: Hannah Goozee This reflexive blog post considers what happens if we, as researchers, listen to our emotions. Drawing on six months of research in South Africa, I reflect on two emotional moments I experienced and consider what they reveal about my role and responsibility as a researcher. “And so it begins. I land in… Continue reading Bringing the Personal (Back) In