UG event series - Security in surprising places

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If you missed the first session in our 2024 undergraduate event series, which is free and open to all, you can catch up on the talk by Lee Jarvis by watching the recording below.

We tend to think about security in relation to unusual or important events, issues and actors: wars, weapons, presidential speeches, strategic doctrines, and so on. In this session, Lee Jarvis discussed some of his recent research on the security work that takes place in much more mundane social and political sites. What, for example, does The Gruffalo tell us about the security dilemma? How do obituaries of dead terrorists construct masculinity? How are counter-radicalisation programmes like the UK Prevent Strategy experienced in schools and universities? And why, indeed, should we care about any of this?

Lee Jarvis is Professor of International Politics at Loughborough University, UK. He is author or editor of fourteen books and over fifty articles on the politics of security.

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