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

Jonathan Charteris-Black: Politicians and Rhetoric – The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

Introducing Jonathan Charteris-Black

Charteris-Black_smallJonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, where he has developed a range of new courses relating to Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor. He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and taught at the University of Surrey. He is the author of Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (Palgrave, 2004); The Communication of Leadership (Routledge, 2007); Gender and the Language of Illness. (Palgrave, 2010); Politicians and Rhetoric: The persuasive power of metaphor (Palgrave, 2nd Edition, 2011). Read more

Harm de Blij: Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever

Introducing Harm de Blij

picture Harm de BlijBorn in the Netherlands, Harm de Blij went to primary and high school in Europe, received his B.Sc. from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and his Ph.D. in geography from Northwestern University in the United States. Specializing in environmental and geopolitical issues, he authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books and atlases. He was awarded five honorary degrees and was Professor of Geography at Michigan State University at the time of this interview. Read more

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Disputed Maritime Boundaries, Norway-Russia Border Treaty

Introducing Joël Plouffe

Joël PlouffeJoël Plouffe is a Research Fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Fellow (CDFAI), and is a US State Department International Visiting Program Alumni (IVLP Arctic Security 2012). His research interests and publications deal mainly with the Geopolitics of the Arctic, Regions of the Circumpolar North, Security, Defence, US-Canada Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Read more

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Council, Circumpolar Governance, Environmental Cooperation

Introducing Joël Plouffe

Joël PlouffeJoël Plouffe is a Research Fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Fellow (CDFAI), and is a US State Department International Visiting Program Alumni (IVLP Arctic Security 2012). His research interests and publications deal mainly with the Geopolitics of the Arctic, Regions of the Circumpolar North, Security, Defence, US-Canada Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Read more

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Claims of EU, China and India; Resource Exploration/Exploitation

Introducing Joël Plouffe

Joël PlouffeJoël Plouffe is a Research Fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Fellow (CDFAI), and is a US State Department International Visiting Program Alumni (IVLP Arctic Security 2012). His research interests and publications deal mainly with the Geopolitics of the Arctic, Regions of the Circumpolar North, Security, Defence, US-Canada Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Read more

Simon Reid-Henry: Global Science, Development Ethics, Humanitarianism, Guantanamo

Introducing Simon Reid-Henry

Simon Reid-HenrySimon Reid-Henry is Reader in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He obtained his BA and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Since 2004 he has taught at Queen Mary, University of London, where in 2009 he was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development. Read more

Alasdair Pinkerton: Media geopolitics, BBC Radio, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter

Introducing Alasdair Pinkerton

Alasdair PinkertonDr Alasdair Pinkerton is a Lecturer in Geography & Geopolitics in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is particularly interested in issues related to critical geopolitics, the media, and the ‘international relations’ of public diplomacy. He has developed particular interests in the geopolitics of the South Atlantic (Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile) and South Asia (India and Pakistan). Read more

Daniel Lambach: Failed States – Institutionalization, Democratisation, Intervention

Introducing Daniel Lambach

Daniel LambachDaniel Lambach currently is an Interim Professor of International Relations at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne (2006) after obtaining a Diplom in Political Science and Economics from the University in Marburg.

His research interests are fragile and collapsed states, norms of territoriality and sovereignty and the stability of authoritarian regimes. Read more

Gerard Toal: Ireland, Bosnia, Russia-Georgia, Global Crash, Pandemic, Nuclear War

Introducing Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail)

Gerard ToalDr Gerard Toal is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region (US). He studied History and Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, between 1979 and 1982. He then studied political geography with Dr John O’Loughlin at the University of Illinois between 1982 and 1984, minoring in Latin American and African Studies. Read more