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What is Security in Context?

An introduction to the SiC initiative, an international research initiative on peace, conflict, and international affairs.

July 25, 2022
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Women as War Criminals- Dr. Izabela Steflja

Dr. Izabela Steflja discusses her co-authored book, Women as War Criminals.

February 19, 2021
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Daniel Mains "Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia"

Daniel Mains of the University of Oklahoma is interviewed by Firat Demir about his new book, Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia (2019 Duke University Press).

December 16, 2020
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What is Security in Context?

An introduction to the SiC initiative, an international research initiative on peace, conflict, and international affairs.

July 25, 2022
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Climate Responsibility and Industrialization: A New Asian Dilemma?

February 22, 2022
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Multipolarity, US-China Relations, and the Political Economy of Global Insecurity - Jeffrey D. Sachs

January 31, 2022
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Dignity in the Egyptian Revolution: Protest and Demand during the Arab Uprisings

January 29, 2022
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"The American Way: Stories of Invasion": A Discussion

January 25, 2022
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Identifying the Policy Levers that Generated Wage Suppression in the US

December 31, 2021
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Landmine Clearance, Rats, and Peacebuilding in Cambodia

December 28, 2021
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Accessibility and Opportunity for All: Evaluating Change in New Transit Service Areas

December 4, 2021
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Climate Change in an Unequal World with James K. Boyce

November 30, 2021
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An Interview with Fouad Touzani

November 23, 2021
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Interview with Haidar Reda

November 18, 2021
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You Have Not Been Defeated: The Politics of Abolition

Omnia Khalil is joined by Laila Soueif, Ruth Wilson-Gilmore, and Hend Nafea to discuss Alaa el-Fattah's book "You Have Not Been Defeated."

November 12, 2021
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Does Aid Target the Poorest? Professor Ryan Briggs

November 5, 2021
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Cultural Attitudes and Vaccine Resistance

November 2, 2021
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The Meaning of Blue: Climate Change and the Maldives

October 27, 2021
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Legacies and Aftermaths of the US "War on Terror"

September 17, 2021
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"Sucked Dry": Foreign Investment in the Nile River Basin with Fredrick Mugira and Annika McGinnis

Fredrick Mugira and Annika McGinnis discuss foreign investment and displacement in the Nile River Basin.

July 19, 2021
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Launch of Latin East Working Group

June 2, 2021
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"Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem in Historical Perspective" Professor Issam Nassar

May 18, 2021
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Globalization of China's Development Finance: Bo Kong

Professor Bo Kong, a member of the SiC Multipolarity working group discusses his research on the globalization of China's Development Finance Model particularly in the Energy Sector.

March 26, 2021
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Construction Jihad, Iran's Foreign Development Agency: Eric Lob

Firat Demir spoke with Dr. Eric Lob, a member of the SiC multipolarity working group and associate professor of International Relations at Florida International University, about his research on Iran's Foreign Development Agency "Construction Jihad."

March 26, 2021
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Infrastructural Brutalism: Book Panel with Michael Truscello

On March 24th, 2021, Security in Context's Endemic Infrastructures working group hosted its first public event, a discussion with Michael Truscello on his book Infrastructural Brutalism: Art and the Necropolitics of Infrastructure (The MIT Press, 2020).

March 25, 2021
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Resource Radicals and Left Politics in Ecuador: Thea Riofrancos

Omar Dahi interviewed Thea Riofrancos, assistant professor of political science at Providence College, about her latest book Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press, 2020).

March 12, 2021
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Mega Dams and Human Insecurity in East Africa: Jed Stevenson

March 11, 2021
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Chinese Belt and Road from a Comparative Perspective: Min Ye

Firat Demir spoke with Professor Min Ye about her work with the Security in Context Multipolarity working group.

March 10, 2021
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OilCraft and Racism's Raw Materials: Interview with Robert Vitalis

Omar Dahi interviewed Bob Vitalis about his latest book "OilCraft: The Myths of Scarcity and Security that Haunt US Foreign Policy", as well as his involvement with Security in Context multipolarity working group through his ongoing research titled "Racism's Raw Materials."

March 9, 2021
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Self-Devouring Growth: Dr. Julie Livingston

Dr. Julie Livingston discussed her latest book "Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable As Told From Southern Africa" as part of the collaboration between the University of Oklahoma's Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context.

March 3, 2021
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Women as War Criminals- Dr. Izabela Steflja

Dr. Izabela Steflja discusses her co-authored book, Women as War Criminals.

February 19, 2021
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Dr. Heidi Peltier on Falling Profits, Monopoly Power and Arms Manufacturers

February 18, 2021
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Inter-Imperiality: Vying Empires, Gendered Labor, and the Literary Arts of Alliance: Book Panel

Security in Context hosted a panel to discuss Laura Doyle's book Inter-imperiality: Vying Empires, Gendered Labor, and the Literary Arts of Alliance.

February 18, 2021
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Clements Hoffman on The Geopolitics of Decarbonization in the Middle East

Dr. Clemens Hoffman, a member of the SiC political economy of multipolarity working group, discusses his research project on the geopolitics of decarbonization in the Middle East.

February 18, 2021
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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe on Women's Empowerment in Uganda

Activist and educator Sister Rosemary Nyirube speaks of her work with women in Northern Uganda, the various insecurities they face, and her work to empower women socially and economically.

February 17, 2021
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Military Spending and the Profit Rate under Capitalism: Adem Elveren

In this video, Professor Adem Elveren, a member of the Security in Context Financialization and Militarism working group, presents the main findings of his latest book The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective (Routledge 2019).

January 22, 2021
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Daniel Mains "Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia"

Daniel Mains of the University of Oklahoma is interviewed by Firat Demir about his new book, Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia (2019 Duke University Press).

December 16, 2020
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Interview with Kamal Soleimani and Ahmad Mohammadpour

Firat Demir hosts Kamal Soleimani, El Colegio de Mexico, and Ahmad Mohammadpour, UMass Amherst

November 11, 2020
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Interview with Philippe Frowd

Philippe Frowd on borders and his book: Security at the Borders: Transnational Practices and Technologies in West Africa

November 9, 2020
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Public Launch of the SiC Initiative

Omar Dahi introduces the SiC initiative. Members of our global network discuss their research themes.

October 19, 2020
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Dr. Lisa Hajjar Presents Legacies of the Global War on Terror Thematic Track

Dr. Lisa Hajjar, Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara, provides an overview of the Legacies of the Global War on Terror thematic track.

October 19, 2020
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Professor Nicole Grove Presents Endemic Infrastructures Research Track

Professor Nicole Grove, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i Manoa presents an overview of the "Endemic Infrastructures" thematic track.

October 19, 2020
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Professor Paul Amar presents Orfalea Center and SiC Collaboration

Professor Paul Amar, Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Professor of Global Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara on the Center's collaboration with SiC

October 19, 2020
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Professor Zaynab El Bernoussi Presents Dignity, Democracy, Development Research Track

Professor Zaynab El Bernoussi, assistant professor of international politics at Sciences Po Rabat, discusses collaboration with SiC around her research on Dignity, Democracy, Development

October 19, 2020
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Professor Fikret Adaman on Boğaziçi University and SiC Collaboration

Professor Fikret Adaman of Boğaziçi University discusses the collaboration between the Human Development Research Center and SiC.

October 19, 2020
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Professor Firat Demir on CPD at OU and SiC Collaboration

Firat Demir, Professor of Economics at the University of Oklahoma Norman and project director at the Center for Peace and Development explains the collaboration between the CPD and SiC

October 19, 2020
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Rabie Nasser on the Syrian Center for Policy Research and SiC Collaboration

Rabie Nasser, co-director of the Syrian Center for Policy Research discusses possible collaborations with SiC around questions of conflict, political polarization and transnational war economies

October 19, 2020
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Dr. Giulia El Dardiry on the Beirut School of Critical Security Studies and SiC

Dr. Giulia El Dardiry discusses the work of the Beirut School of Critical Security Studies collective, a working group within the Arab Council for the Social Sciences

October 19, 2020
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Dr. Shana Marshall explains Financialization and Militarization

Dr. Shana Marshall explains the Financialization and Militarization research track of Security in Context

October 19, 2020
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Interview with Yasser Munif

Yasser Munif on his new book,"Syria's Revolution: Between the Politics of Life and Geopolitics of Death"

October 6, 2020
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Conflict Economies in Syria: Roots, Dynamics, & Pathways for Change

Bassam Haddad, Co-Editor of Jadaliyya, Interviews Omar Dahi and Rabie Nasser on the recently released report: “Roots, Dynamics, and Pathways for Change.” The paper is part of a series of on Development Policy Dialogue initiative and can be downloaded in full on SCPR’s website, both in English and Arabic.

July 15, 2020
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The Kolbers of Rojhelat (Iranian Kurdistan) with Dr. Ahmad Mohammadpour

Part II of a discussion with Dr. Ahmad Mohammadpour about his ongoing research in Iran on Kurdish issues, including pioneering research on the cross border traders knowns as the Kolbers.

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