Future Events

Throughout the year Critical Global Politics host a series of events which showcase the cluster’s research output as well as bringing together some of the leading critical theorists with an interest in politics and international relations. All the events below are taking place at the University of Manchester.

You can also download a PDF poster of all our events here.


  • January 2015 22nd-23rd: The European Union: a cybersecurity actor? (Trans)national agencies, discourses and practices (Arthur Lewis Building, Board Room, 2nd Floor)


  • January 27 2015, 4-6pm: Robert Pfaller (University of Linz, Austria) – “The Unbearable Enjoyment of the Other: postmodern sensibility and the politics of anxiety”  – co-sponsored by Politics in Times of Anxiety project (University Place 1.218)
  • February 11 2015, 2-3.30pm: Franck Billé (University of Cambridge) – “Sino-Russian Border Architecture: Mimesis, Orientalism, Gigantism” Co-sponsored by Manchester Psychoanalytical Matrix (University Place 1.219) – Joint seminar with the Centre for Chinese Studies
  • March 3 4-6pm: Louiza Odysseos (University of Sussex) “Governing through impunity, Resisting through rights: Technologies of conduct within Postcolonial Governmentality” (University Place 1.219)
  • March 11 3-5pm: John Hobson (University of Sheffield), Nick Vaughan-Williams (University of Warwick), Marysia Zalewski (Aberdeen University) “Roundtable: What is the Future of Critical IP?” (Martin Harris John Casken Lecture Theatre)
  • March 18 3.30-5pm: Chris Rossdale (Royal Holloway University of London) “Being Anti-Militarist and Anti-Militarist Being” (Arthur Lewis Building, Board Room, 2nd Floor) – Joint seminar with Global Political Economy Cluster
  • May 20 2-3.30pm: Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan University) “Digital Militarism: ordinary violence in the social media age” (Samuel Alexander A116)

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