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Charlie Hebdo and the Politics Of Response Forum

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Image: Alexis Demachy

Belatedly, here is a link to a Forum on the Charlie Hebdo attacks that I participated in at Durham in February and which has now been published online by the Society and Space blog.

Job Advert: Lecturer in International Politics – Newcastle University

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Newcastle University

Lecturer in International Politics

Newcastle University -School of Geography, Politics & Sociology


Grade F: £32,590 – £36,661 per annum

Grade G: £37,756 – £45,053 per annum (with potential progression to £50,688)

Closing Date: 14 March 2014

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in International Politics, based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. You will join a growing Politics unit that is committed to achieving excellence in both research and teaching as demonstrated by our very strong performance in the most recent research assessment exercise and our outstanding National Student Survey scores.

Applications are welcome from candidates with an excellent record of published research or outstanding research potential in any area of International Politics. You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to participate in the supervision of research postgraduates.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Politics, Dr. Nick Randall, (tel: +44 (0)191 222 6997; email:

Further details  here:

Infrastructure: The importance of failure

Thursday, May 9th, 2013


South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) cable

Route of the South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) cable

On 6th June 2012 internet access to Bangladesh was severely disrupted when the South-East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) cable was damaged. The SEA-ME-WE 4 cable runs from France to Malaysia and is operated by a consortium of public and private organisations. The cable is Bangladesh’s only point of connection to the grid of fibre-optic cables that form the backbone of the global internet. Damage to the cable left the 5% of the Bangladesh population who are estimated to have internet access facing severe difficulty in accessing online services. News reports indicate that in addition to affecting individual customers’ email and browsing, work in Bangladesh’s garment industry – which relies on connectivity to communicate with clients – was disrupted by the outage.