The Research Centre in International Relations conducts research on practices of security and conflict, their transformation, and their social and political implications.
Founded by Prof. Vivienne Jabri, the Centre is characterised by an interdisciplinary orientation, which draws on international political sociology, philosophy, and international political theory. Scholars associated with the Centre are interested in how the discourses and practices of security, war, and responses to conflict reflect and constitute particular governmental rationalities that transcend the inside/outside, domestic/international distinction and that have implications for the constitution of political communities, social relations and their transformations. Our research projects focus on war and the government of populations, discourses and practices of (in)securitisation, the international political sociology of mobility, governmental rationalities in crisis and catastrophe, the role of the media and digital devices in conflict and security, and the international politics of conflict and contention.
Homepage photomontage image designed by Tally de Orellana, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
A line of Metropolitan policemen watch over an Anti-Apartheid march as it enters Trafalgar Square, June 1984. © Transport for LondonCollection of London Transport Museum, Photographed by Hugh Robertson, Jun 1984, The demonstration was prompted by the visit to the UK of the South African leader, President Botha, at the invitation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
A Soldier stands guard in a tower at Camp Delta at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody Black/Released, Dec. 31, 2009.
Guantanamo prisoner by Banksy (http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/index3.html) Date Unknown.
President Gerald Ford watching as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger shakes hands with Mao Tse-Tung, Chairman of Chinese Communist Party, 2 December 1975, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.
A UNICEF tent in the Abu Shouk IDP Camp for humanitarian services, 11 September 2009, UNICEF Sudan Envoy.
Centre image with accordion: 2013 Turkey protests http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/
Rwandan soldiers line up to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at the Kigali International Airport, Rwanda, for transportation to the Darfur region of Sudan on July 17, 2005, U.S. Air Force.
Circuit installer Steve Hinds adjusts a CCTV platform camera. © Transport for LondonCollection of London Transport Museum. L.U. was one of the first organisations to use C.C.T.V. in London. The exact date is not known, but the style of Hind's clothes and hair suggest this picture was taken in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
2013 Turkey protests http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/