Webinar: Spaces and Scales of Global Security

1st March 2023, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, GMT

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In this webinar Annette Idler (University of Oxford) and our distinguished panellists discuss the different spaces and scales of global security. We will interrogate the meaning of the term “global” and how security scales up from the local to the global. To these ends we explore the different spaces in which global security occurs and how we might think of space in global security. 


The speakers include: 


Diane Davis

Diane E. Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Before moving to the GSD, Davis served as the head of the International Development Group in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, where she also had a term as Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. Trained as a sociologist, Davis’s research interests include the relations between urbanization and national development, comparative urban governance, socio-spatial practice in conflict cities, urban violence and new territorial manifestations of sovereignty. She has been the recipient of distinguished research fellowships including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation, the Heinz Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the USIP, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Ranjana Kaul

Ranjana Kaul is partner, at Dua Associates, a leading law firm in India. She specializes in the international law of outer space and advises on specific issues related to the interrelation between international regulations and Indian domestic policy and regulations, including on participation of non-government entities in outer space activities and relating to commercial satellite services including telecommunications and Earth Observations. Moreover, she litigates in the High Court of Delhi, the National Company Law Tribunal and Supreme Court of India, as well as conducts arbitration and conciliation proceedings. Ranjana Kaul is also an affiliate of the International Institute of Space Law, Paris, and was awarded the IISL 2017 Distinguished Services Award. Prior to joining Dua Associates, she was in private practice, and regularly assisted Government in legislative drafting. She also served as Member of the Delhi State Commission for Women and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations. She holds an LLM from the Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University, Canada, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Delhi and Doctorate from the University of Poona.


Ciaran Martin

Ciaran Martin is Professor of Practice Management of Public Organisations at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prior to joining the school, Ciaran was the Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ. During his time in the UK civil service, Ciaran has been an influential figure in shaping the UK’s approach to cybersecurity, leading the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre in 2016. He has also served in senior roles in the Cabinet Office. Besides secure technology, Ciaran has been a strong advocate for the promotion of responsible, values based Government.


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.