Saturday, 17 January 2009

Intelligence and Surveillance seminar - Leicester

The following dropped into my inbox from about 5-6 different sources. I can't go because I'm teaching all day, which is a shame. I've attended two of the seminars in this series (presented at one on the Ethics of Resilience in counter-terrorism) and they were both pretty good. It's annoying that I can't make the one on surveillance.

ESRC Research Seminar Series: Ethics and the War on Terror: Politics,
Multiculturalism and Media.
Call for papers and participants.

'Intelligence and Surveillance: Making the Critical Links'
One-day seminar Monday February 23 2009 10.30am - 5.30pm, University of
Leicester, UK.

This one-day seminar is the final event in the above seminar series,
which has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to ethical dimensions of
the war on terror. The seminar will focus on broad areas related to
intelligence and surveillance, including links between them. It will
include discussion of the three main themes of the series, politics,
multiculturalism and media, and a roundtable will offer conclusions on
the series and discuss future research agendas.

Confirmed speakers include Jeffrey Stevenson Murer (University of St
Andrews), Mark Phythian (University of Leicester), Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
(University of Hull), and Stuart Price (De Montfort University,

We would like to receive further paper proposals, including from PhD
students, on the seminar theme. Please email paper proposals (a title,
250-word abstract and your affiliation details), and requests to
participate in the seminar to Gillian Youngs ( as soon as
possible and no later than Monday February 2 2009.

The seminar is open to policy-related and practitioner participants as
well as academics and research students. The number of places is limited
to 30. There is no charge for the seminar and lunch and refreshments are
provided. For those presenting papers standard rail travel and overnight
accommodation expenses where necessary will be covered.
ESRC research seminar series 'Ethics and the War on Terror: Politics,
Multiculturalism, and Media' coordinated by Gillian Youngs (University
of Leicester), Simon Caney (University of Oxford) and Heather Widdows
(University of Birmingham).

Gillian Youngs, Department of Media and Communication, University of
Leicester, Attenborough Building
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
My webpage:
Phone/Fax: 44 (0)116 252 3863/5276
ESRC Seminar Series: Ethics and the War on Terror: Politics,
Multiculturalism and Media. 2006/8. See details

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