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First INFRAGLOB event: Spaces of Conflict, Security and Development

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)

Break 4.00-4.15pm

Wrap-Up 4.15-5.00pm

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.