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The ICE LAW Project comes out from the cold

The ICE LAW Project is close to concluding its first full year of funding and we’re in the midst of a particularly active few months. We’ve been providing regular updates on the ICE LAW Project’s website and Twitter feed. However, with so much happening in April-May-June, I’m taking this opportunity to highlight events to followers […]

New Associate Editor position at Political Geography

Political Geography is looking for a new associate editor to join the current editorial team (myself, Tor Benjaminsen, Halvard Buhaug, and Fiona McConnell). We’re looking for broad expertise in the subdiscipline, but specialisms in political theory, critical IR/security studies, migration studies, and urban/economic geography would be particularly welcome. Please see the complete advert and apply […]

New Coastal-Ocean Studies Posts in Germany and the UK

Three new ocean-related job adverts have across my desk in the past two days, so I thought this would be a good place to spread the word. Christian Albrechts University in Kiel has made a number of hires in coastal-marine studies over the past year and is ramping up its expertise in the social sciences […]

ICE LAW Project schedule for Spring/Summer 2017

Since arriving at Durham in 2013, I’ve slowly been developing the core structure of The Project on Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World (The ICE LAW Project). Thanks to a generous grant from the Leverhulme Trust as well as sponsorship from UArctic’s Thematic Network on Arctic Law, I am happy to […]

Academic Boycotts, the AAG, and the Trump Muslim Ban

In response to the now week-old (and partially suspended) US ban on migrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations, as well as President Trump’s announcement that subsequent easing of these restrictions would include a preference for non-Muslims, I have been following a growing number of conversations, online and sometimes literally around the office water […]

Papers sought for Ocean Governance kick-off conference, Bremen March 2017

For about a year now, I’ve been working with an international consortium, based out of the University of Bremen, on a European Union COST Action to explore futures for ocean governance. Kimberley Peters and I, co-convenors of the seabed section of the initiative, are soliciting papers for the kick-off conference, to be held March 6-8 […]

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1932

Like so many people, I’m still reeling from the US election. Since long before Election Day, the news media have been suggesting historical analogues for Trump’s elitist populism (or populist elitism): Berlusconi or Mussolini are probably the closest parallels. In the US context, there’s William Jennings Bryan and Andrew Jackson, although neither had Trump’s elitist […]