Webinar: Methodologies and Epistemologies in Global Security

22nd February 2023, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM, GMT

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The second roundtable of our webinar series will explore different methodologies and epistemologies in Global Security. Annette Idler (University of Oxford) and our distinguished panellists will discuss how we can study global security, what types of data can be used and their challenges, as well as how we can combine different methodologies to study global security. 

The speakers include: 


Inanna Hamati-Ataya

Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya is Principal Research Associate and Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project ARTEFACT as of March 2018, and founding director of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), since September 2017. Dr Hamati-Ataya’s research lies at the intersection(s) of world politics, global/world history, social theory, natural and historical epistemology, and the anthropology, history, and sociology of knowledge, science, and technology. 


Verónica Zubillaga


Verónica Zubillaga (PhD, Catholic University de Louvain, Belgium) is an associate professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar de Caracas. She has been a visiting professor at Brown University, Harvard University and University of Notre Dame. She combines her research on armed violence and public policy with her activism for a Venezuelan public policy which respects the democratic guarantees of Venezuela.


Neil Johnson

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Neil Johnson is a professor of physics at GW and heads up a new initiative in Complexity and Data Science which combines cross-disciplinary fundamental research with data science to attack complex real-world problems. His research interests lie in the broad area of Complex Systems and ‘many-body’ out-of-equilibrium systems of collections of objects, ranging from crowds of particles to crowds of people and from environments as distinct as quantum information processing in nanostructures through to the online world of collective behaviour on social media. 


This Roundtable is co-hosted by the Minerva Global Security Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, and the Global Security Programme, Pembroke College. It is generously funded by the DT Institute.