From the Material Turn to the Emergence of Algorithmic Geopolitics – Virginie Mamadouh (Geopolitical Trends in the 21st Century)

Virginie MamadouhIntroducing Virginie Mamadouh

Dr Virginie Mamadouh is Associate Professor in Political and Cultural Geography at the University of Amsterdam.

Her research interests include geopolitics and globalisation; transnationalism and ‘new media’; (transnational) migration and territorial identities; electoral geography and urban social movements.

As an appetizer, a key observation in “From the Material Turn to the Emergence of Algorithmic Geopolitics”:

“In the age of algorithm, when we hardly grasp the consequences of the algorithms we have created so far, AI presents a dangerous litmus test of geographical imaginations and geopolitical representations are encoded for machine use.”

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Geopolitics Summer School

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Introduction

Are you looking for an inspiring, engaging and inclusive Geopolitics Summer School in 2020?

Dr Leonhardt van Efferink, Founding Editor of ExploringGeopolitics, will organize this at Maastricht University for the seventh time in 2020. His Geopolitics Summer School will consist of two modules in 2020:

These one-week courses seek to raise your geopolitical skills level and provide you with a clearer perspective on the world. Read more

Karin Fierke: Critical Approaches to International Security

Introducing Karin Fierke

Dr Karin FierkeKarin Marie Fierke (photo) completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 1995.

She has since been a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

Dr Fierke is also a Reader at Queen’s University Belfast and holds a chair in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. Read more

Roland Bleiker: Aesthetics and World Politics

Introducing Roland Bleiker

Professor Roland BleikerRoland Bleiker is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland. He grew up in Zürich, Switzerland, where he was educated and worked as a lawyer. He then studied international relations in Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Canberra. Professor Bleiker worked for two years in a Swiss diplomatic mission in Panmunjom, the Korean DMZ. Read more

L.H.M. Ling: The Dao of World Politics – Towards a Post- Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

Introducing L.H.M. Ling

Dr L.H.M. LingL.H.M. Ling was Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the New School for Public Engagement (NSPE) at the time of the interview. Moreover, she was Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy of the New School. Dr Ling obtained a BA at Wellesley College (1979) and an MS (1982) and PhD (1989) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information about Professor Ling, please read this Obituary on behalf of the Faculty & Staff on the website of the New School.

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Nathalène Reynolds: Pakistan and the West’s Construction of the Malala Yousafzai Phenomenon

Introducing Nathalène Reynolds

Nathalène Reynolds / MalalaDr Nathalène Reynolds is Associate at the Pakistan Security Research Unit of Durham University, Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and member of the Banque d’Experts at the Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de paix (ROP) of the Université de Montréal. Read more

Charalampos Efstathopoulos: Middle Powers in World Trade Diplomacy – India, South Africa and the Doha Development Agenda

Introducing Charalampos Efstathopoulos

Charalampos EfstathopoulosCharalampos Efstathopoulos is a Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Charalampos’ research interests focus on the diplomacy of Southern powers in global governance. He specialises in the foreign policy of India and South Africa, and especially their diplomacy in international institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations Security Council. Read more

Marijn Nieuwenhuis: Spatial Sensitivity, Terrestrial Fixity and China’s Territory

Introducing Marijn Nieuwenhuis

Marijn NieuwenhuisMarijn Nieuwenhuis teaches International Relations and Political Geography at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He finished his PhD in late 2013 on the emergence and evolution of modern territory in China. Marijn is currently in the process of converting his PhD into a book. Marijn has since the completion of his PhD become increasingly interested in non-terrestrial understandings of territory. His recent work looks at the idea, medium and concept of air and its relationship to geography. Read more