Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa
Centre d’études en politiques internationales, Université d'Ottawa
On ‘Critical’ Scholarship in Intelligence and Surveillance Studies
The term ‘Critical’ is seemingly ubiquitous in the academic research in international relations and related fields. In this episode of CIPS POD, host Srdjan Vucetic and guests, David Murakami Wood Hager and Ben Jaffel discuss what ‘critical’ means to them in the context of intelligence studies.
Srdjan Vucetic teaches at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA-ÉSAPI), University of Ottawa. Research interests in international politics, foreign & defence policy, and the Yugoslav region. Co-Coordonnateur du Réseau en théorie internationale du Centre d’études en politiques internationales (CÉPI-CIPS).
David Murakami Wood is the Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and most importantly the Incoming Professor of Critical Surveillance and Security Studies in the Dept of Criminology at uOttawa. He’s also Co-editor-in-Chief at the international, interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal of Surveillance & Society.
Hager Ben Jaffel is the CIPS Research Associate for 2021-2022. She holds a PhD in International Relations from King’s College London and specializes in the sociology of intelligence with a focus on police forces and Europe. Her first monograph Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation: Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain (Routledge, 2019) explores Britain’s intelligence relations with Europe, by investigating the lived experiences of police personnel involved in counter-terrorism in European countries and EU internal security agencies.
The Question of Englishness
Photo by Kirill Sharkovski on Unsplash (CC)
Intro music: “England” by Pictures of the Floating World (CC)
Prof. Srdjan Vucetic (https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/1025)
Prof. Ailsa Henderson (https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/ailsa-henderson)
Prof. Richard Wyn Jones (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/330709-wyn-jones-richard)
Dr. Ben Wellings (https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/ben-wellings)
Check out: “Englishness: The Political Force Transforming Britain” - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/englishness-9780198870784?cc=ca&lang=en&
CIPSPOD Presents: The Ethics Of Counter Terrorism By Patti Tamara Lenard - A Book Launch
In this podcast, Jeffery Howard and Issac Taylor join Patti Tamara Lenard in considering the ethical questions that are raised by the pursuit of counter-terrorism policies in democratic states.
Jeff is an associate professor of political theory at University College London, and is currently on a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship. His current project focuses on how to combat the varieties of harmful content online, including terrorist propaganda, hate speech, and disinformation.
Isaac Taylor is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Stockholm University. Isaac's research interests are in moral and political philosophy, and particularly focus on how governments can pursue the security of their populations both effectively and ethically. His book, The Ethics of Counterterrorism (New York: Routledge, 2018), looked at what moral principles should guide state actors in their efforts to prevent terrorism.
The podcast is moderated by Wesley Walk, who is a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Wesley writes and comments extensively for the Canadian and international media on issues relating to intelligence, national security and terrorism.
Learn more about our speakers:
Patti Tamara Lenard https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/988/profile
Wesley Walk https://cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/en/biography/wesley_wark
Jeffery Howard https://www.ucl.ac.uk/political-science/people/dr-jeffrey-howard
Issac Taylor https://www.su.se/english/profiles/izta7912-1.513533
CIPS US Election Special Series Episode 6 - The Middle East
With the US as an all-powerful neighbour and main trading partner, Canadian analyses of the US elections are naturally focused on what’s at stake for Canada and Canadians. But the November 2020 elections are also eagerly watched in other parts of the world, where the outcome could have important implications.
With this series of podcasts, CIPS shifts the spotlight away from Canada to ask what’s at stake in the US elections for other regions of the world and for international cooperation more generally?
In the sixth and final episode, Thomas Juneau asks what’s at stake for the Middle East in the forthcoming elections. His guests are Farea al-Muslimi and Dina Esfandiary, who together provide a thought-provoking and comprehensive analysis of the region’s past, present and future relationship with the US.
For more information on our host and guests:
Thomas Juneau: https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/1028
Farea al-Muslimi: https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/our-people/farea-al-muslimi
Dina Esfandiary: https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwizz6Cr77bsAhUMWs0KHTnPDaoQFjABegQIBRAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.belfercenter.org%2Fperson%2Fdina-esfandiary&usg=AOvVaw1RqJU3-gLo0K5FDN9bi_4y