Cambridge Security Programme (CSP)

December 2007. The Cambridge Security Programme is operationally closed. This site is maintained as a historical archive. Information on this site is no longer current.

Recent Events

Unconventional Information Warfare and the Global War on Terror: Critical Issues and International Cooperation
Workshop, 2-3 November 2005
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation
A NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held jointly with MABIT’05 in cooperation with the Institute of Information Security (Moscow State University), National Security Council of the Russian Federation, and the Institute of Cryptography.

Information Operations and Winning the Peace?: Lessons Learned from the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict in cooperation with the Center for Strategic Leadership
Workshop, 28 Nov - 1 December, 2005
US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA

Past Events

War and Peace in Qajar Persia: Implications Past and Present
Conference, 15-16 July 2005
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge U.K.
A two day conference held by the International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) together with the Cambridge Security Programme. The conference aims to engage scholars of Persian and Gulf history in discussion with those in political, international, and security studies. Its intent will be to offer a unique forum in which to investigate regional strategic patterns that have renewed implications in today’s rapidly changing security environment The conference will be a first in encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to unravelling historical, cultural and geopolitical linkages to questions of security. The conference will be followed by a book, and special issue of the Qajar Studies Journal.

Workshop on Transnational Political Networks
Networked Politics: Agency, Legitimacy and Power
Closed Workshop, 18-19 March 2005
Pembroke College
A closed two day workshop in Cambridge held jointly by: The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS), University of California; The Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto and The Cambridge Security Programme. The conference will concentrate on issues that are peculiar to political networks rather than economic or social networks. The purpose of the workshop is to analyse questions concerning networks that are traditionally central to the study of political science and international relations, including power, authority, security, legitimacy, and accountability, and to analyse the empirical and theoretical viability of a research agenda founded on the concept of political networks. Papers from the workshop will be collected in an edited volume.

Croatian Political Emigration 1975-1995
Talk, Saturday 5 March 2005, 5pm
The Mond Building, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
A talk by Professor Ivo Banac, Yale University, on diasporas and conflict

Slavery and International Security Seminar
Mid November 2004

CISA Conference on Organised Crime and International Relations
Conference, 30 October 2004
A half-day conference to be held by the Cambridge International Studies Association (CISA), an interdisciplinary society run by graduate students, and the Cambridge Security Programme. The theme is the centrality of organised crime in international politics and the manner in which that centrality has been repressed from most general accounts of the subject. The conference will have eight speakers and a keynote speaker. It will bring together practitioners and academics to discuss the challenges that transnational crime poses for states and societies the world over. Topics to will include money laundering, human smuggling, crime fighting, and terrorism. Of particular focus will be analysis on how important dichotomies commonly used to define the legal versus the illegal (and which affects the strategies used to fight the latter) may have been rendered meaningless in a globalised world.

Fourth Experts Forum: Preparing for International Involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Experts Forum, 30 June - 2 July 2004
Möller Centre, University of Cambridge

Approaches to State Failure
Closed Forum, 22 June 2004, 2.00 - 6.00pm
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Discussion between Prof. Chabel, University of London; Prof. Clapham, University of Cambridge; Prof. Joffe, University of Cambridge; Prof. Lonsdale, University of Cambridge; Prof. Marchal, Centre d'Etudes et Recherches Internationales, Paris; Prof. Mayall, University of Cambridge; Dr. Young; University of London. Facilitator, Prof. Hawthorn, University of Cambridge.

Talk by Roland Marchal
Seminar, 21 June 2004
Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge
From the Centre d’Etude et Recherches Internationales, Paris and Editor of Politique Africaine.

Planning Considerations for International Involvement in an Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Territory
Workshop, 6-7 May 2004
Huis Per Bruin Grand Hotel, Amsterdam

Third Experts Forum: Preparing for International Involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Experts Forum, 11-13 February 2004
Möller Centre, University of Cambridge

Talk by Dr. Dragan Mikerevic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Seminar, 27 January 2004
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Accompanied by H. E. Mrs Elvira Begovic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London

Second Experts Forum: Preparing for International Involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Experts Forum, 10-12 September 2003

Cambridge Security Seminar
Human Insecurity and Transnational Challenges: New Policy Dilemmas
Seminar, 30-31 July 2003
Queens College, University of Cambridge
In association with HM Government Departments, under the patronage of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.

Illegal Terrorist Networks
Closed Workshop, 8 May 2003
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
A workshop commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to undertake a peer review of current government research on illegal networks, led by CSP.

First Experts Forum: Preparing for International Involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Experts Forum, 25-26 March 2003
Möller Centre, University of Cambridge

Implications of C-SIS Pilot Research Projects
Workshop, 13 March 2003
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Programme for Security in International Society
Formal Launch, 17 October 2002
Hosted by Goldman Sachs International, London

Cambridge Programme for Security in International Society
Pre-launch, 21 May 2002
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

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