Coffee Morning with Barry Buzan/Lecture with Dr Rao

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

Dear all,

Following our first successful pub quiz featuring John Sweeney of BBC fame, and having enjoyed Kim Hutching’s coffee morning, we are pleased to announce two further up-coming events:

The Grimshaw Club would like to invite you to the long-awaited Coffee Morning with the infamous Professor Barry Buzan.

The discussion will be centred around Barry’s latest research topic, “The missing 19th century in IR”.

Don’t miss the opportunity to challenge the great master mind before he retires at the end of this year.

The event will be held in D109, 11-12 am. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.


We have an amazing lecture lined up for you next week given by Dr Rao, the International Security mastermind at SOAS.

Dr Rao will be talking about his exciting new book: “Third World Protest: Between Home and the World”.

The book explores the relationship between cosmopolitanism and nationalism in postcolonial protest, and looks at how sources of threat to Human Rights are perceived.

You will get the chance to purchace the book on the day.

When: Thursday 25th November, at 6:30pm
Where: STC.S221

See you there!

The Future of Warfare: a new events series for next week

In Talks on November 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Dear Members,

Thank you to all of you who attended today’s Coffee Morning with Professor Lebow. We hope you enjoyed it.

We woud like to invite you to two of our new events that will take place next week:

Wine Evening with Chris Coker – ‘the New Face of Warfare’

We are delighted to announce this term’s first wine evening. Join us for an enlightening discussion over a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic drink!

Professor Christopher Coker will talk about the highly relevant topic ‘the new face of warfare’ and what implications the drone warfare currently undertaken in the War on Terror might have.

Professor Chris Coker has been at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) since 1982. His main areas of expetise are British defence and foreign policy. He is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies (London); the NATO Defence College (Rome), the Centre for International Security (Geneva) and the National Institute for Defence Studies (Tokyo) He has spoken at other military institutes in Western Europe, North America, Australia and South-east Asia.

When: 18:30-19:30, Wednesday 9 November
Where: V103

Privatising war? Lecture by Geoff Maple
Geoff Maple is Head of Strategy for KBR’s International Government & Defence (IG&D) Business Unit. Geoff Maple has been with KBR since Spring 2009 after a period of Consultancy working alongside companies such as Deloitte, DHL and the MOD. Before consultancy, Geoff served in the Royal Air Force, finishing as a Wing Commander in the Logistic Branch.
International Government and Defence supports armed forces and government departments around the world by providing logistics and field support, operations and maintenance of camps and bases, programme and project management.
KBR is headquartered in Houston, Texas, also known as the energy capital of the world. It delivers a wide range of services through its Downstream, Gas Monetization, Infrastructure and Minerals, International Government and Defense, North American Government and Defense, Oil and Gas etc.
When: 18:00-20:00, Thursday 10 November
Where: D302
We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Grimshaw Committee

Coffee Morning with Professor Ned Lebow

In Talks on November 1, 2010 at 10:16 am

Dear Members,

The Grimshaw Club Coffee Mornings have always been among the most popular events of our society and to inaugurate this year’s series we have invited Prof. Richard Ned Lebow to come and talk to us about his newest project on identity in International Relations “In Search of Ourselves”.

Prof. Lebow, who is one of the most distinguished International Relations scholars in the world, is a noted constructivist and expert on strategies of conflict management, the Cold War, the politics of memory and ancient Greek politics and literature.

Prof. Lebow is the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and currently Centennial Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a visiting fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

As always, not only do we provide you with an amazing guest speaker, but also free coffee, tea and biscuits!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Your Grimshaw Club Committee