Workshop with John Heathershaw and the Centre of Advanced Studies of International Studies (CAIS), Exeter, 7 March 2018
Due to strike action we will relocate to an off-campus location. All panels will be held at Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, Pinhoe Road (more details here).
The workshop considers emerging global political practice in areas of conflict, security and development from a spatial perspective, both theoretically and empirically. Here is the programme:
Panel 1: Peacebuilding, territory and space, 12.00-1.30pm
Klejda Mulaj (Exeter): Reading International-led State Building: Wicked Problems, Eurocentrism, and Mimicry
Florian P. Kühn (Humboldt): Ambiguity and Peace - understanding conflict dynamics through poly-valence analysis
CHAIR: John Heathershaw (Exeter)
Lunch / coffee break 1.30-2.30pm
Panel 2: Emerging powers, economic development and new global spaces, 2.30-4.00pm
Jana Hönke (Groningen): Africa's ‘Infrastructure Globalities’: Rethinking the Political Geographies of Economic Hubs from the Global South
John Heathershaw & Catherine Owen (Exeter): Centred Discourse, Decentred Practice: The Everyday Production of 'Rising' Power in Central Asia
Oliver Hayakawa (Exeter): Globalization from below: some field notes from Chinese investment in the Palestinian occupied territories
CHAIR: Michael Pugh (Bradford)
Discussion of future collaboration including on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, through the INFRAGLOB project and via the proposed Bristol UP book series Spaces of Conflict, Security and Development.