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Hobbs on Nuclear security education / Urban on War & UK media
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January 31, 2014 09:46 AM PST
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Dr Christopher Hobbs, Deputy Director for Knowledge Transfer at the department's Centre for Science and Security Studies talks about his work on nuclear security education.

More about Dr Hobbs here.

BBC Newsnight's diplomatic and defence editor Mark Urban gave this year's War Studies lecture. We have a clip here in which he discusses his experience of covering the Iraq war. His lecture on War and the British media is available in full on our YouTube Channel

MA students Luciana Tellez and Hillary Briffa talk about the 2014 Conflict, Security and Development Conference on 'Organised Crime in Conflict Zones'. Tickets are 15 pounds for students and University of London staff and 30 pounds for professionals. More about the conference here.

We also have details of next week's events. Events website.

Presented by Jayne Peake 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Leenders on Syria Talks / Omand on electronic surveillance
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January 24, 2014 07:24 AM PST
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Dr Reinoud Leenders, Reader in International Politics and Middle East Studies in the department,  discusses the prospects of the negotiations on Syria that started in Switzerland this week.

You can also watch this interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=biMhes4XfME

More on Dr Leenders here

Sir David Omand, visiting professor in the department, talks about electronic surveillance. Sir David took part in a panel discussion on the topic organised by the RCIR, which should be available on our YouTube channel soon. The other panelist were Professor Didier Bigo, Ben Emmerson QC and it was chaired by Professor Vivienne Jabri.

More about Sir David Omand here

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Preparing for CBRN Terrorism
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January 17, 2014 06:30 AM PST
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Dr Kristian Krieger, Research Associate in the Department, is one of a team of researchers that is headed by Dr Brooke Rogers. They work on EU funded project PRACTICE (more here) Kristian talks about the early results of an exercise they did in Birmingham a few week's ago.  

You can also watch this interview (plus photos of the exercise) on the War Studies YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/G-2ObG739h0 

More on Dr Krieger here

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Peacebuilding / Threats to Infrastructure
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December 13, 2013 03:48 AM PST
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Dr Sarah von Billerbeck, new Lecturer in International Relations in the department, talks about her research on UN peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More on Dr von Billerbeck here. You can also follow her on twitter: @SVBillerbeck

Dr Alexander Feteke, Professor of Risk and Crisis Management at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, who took part in a panel on the dangers of terror attacks organised by EUCERS, talks about threats to infrastructure and social media and crisis management.

The Department has a new YouTube channel. As a 'taster' this podcast includes the audio of our latest video in our series 'INSIGHTS'. Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in War Studies, comments on China's new Defence Indentification Zone. 

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

US Drone Strikes in Pakistan
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December 06, 2013 06:02 AM PST
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Mustafa Qadri, Head of Research for Pakistan at Amnesty International, discusses Amnesty's new report on US drone strikes. Mr Qadri was invited to King's by the Afghanistan Studies Research Group.

You can find the report ' "Will I be next?" US Drone Strikes in Pakistan' here.

In our series 'Where are they now?' former MA student Barney Henderson, now with the Daily Telegraph, talks about his experience at King's.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Moran on Iran Deal / Salter on Methods in Security Studies
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November 29, 2013 06:03 AM PST
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Dr Matthew Moran, Deputy Director for Research Development at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) in the Department comments on the interim agreement on Iran's nuclear programme. More on Dr Moran here

Professor Mark B. Salter of the University of Ottawa compares methods in critical security studies. He was invited to speak to the Department by the Research Centre in International Relations (RCIR). More on Professor Salter here.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Martyrdom or Suicide?
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November 22, 2013 04:17 AM PST
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Professor Karin M. Fierke of the University of St. Andrews talks about her new book on Political Self-Sacrifice. She was invited to King's by the department's Research Centre in International Relations.

More about Karin Fierke's book, Political Self-Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations (CUP, 2012) here.

And: 'Where are they now?" Richard King, MA International Peace and Security, talks about his job at Concordis International.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

PRISM, TEMPORA, ENDGAME
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November 15, 2013 07:16 AM PST
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Elmar Theveßen, Deputy Editor and Head of News and Current Affairs of German public television ZDF talks to MA student Jonathan Noy about Prism, the NSA and US intelligence in the wake of the Snowden leaks. Elmar spoke at a meeting of the Study Group on Intelligence at RUSI.

You can watch Elmar's documentary on the subject here

Elmar Thevenßen has also authored five books: Schläfer mitten unter uns (2002), Die Bush-Bilanz (2004), Terroralarm (2005), Al-Quaida: Wissen, was stimmt (2009), and Nine Eleven: Der Tag, der die Welt veränderte (2011).

Jonathan Noy also talked to Dr Adam Svendson who is an intelligence and defence strategist, educator, researcher, and Associate Consultant at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Denmark (www.cifs.dk). His publications include the books: 'Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror: Anglo-American Security Relations after 9/11' (Routledge, 2010), 'Understanding the Globalization of Intelligence', and 'The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation: Fashioning Method Out of Mayhem', both (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

And: 'Where are they now?" Jenny Tobias, MA Conflict, Security and Development (2012), talks about her job at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Terror Attacks on Energy Infrastructure - A Growing Threat?
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November 08, 2013 04:37 AM PST
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The department’s European Centre for Energy and Reseource Security (EUCERS) organised a roundtable that discussed if terror attacks on energy infrastructure were a growing threat. One of the participants, Jennifer Giroux works with the Risk and Resilience Team at the Center for Security Studies at the ETH in Zurich talked to our MA student Sudhir Selvaraj afterwards.

More on EUCERS on the webfacebook and twitter.

Also in the podcast: Part 1 of our new series "Where are they now?" Jules Norton Selzer (MA International Relations 2010) talks about his job at Edelman UK.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Conventional Prompt Global Strike Programme
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November 01, 2013 01:48 AM PDT
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Dr James Acton, former lecturer in the Department of War Studies, is now a senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. The Department's Centre for Science and Security invited him to give a talk on the US Conventional Prompt Global Strike programme. Afterwards MA student Sudhir Selvaraj spoke to James.

More about Dr Acton, including his article on the Conventional Prompt Global Strike programme, here.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

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