Global Security Policy: A part of the problem or answer?

  • Date: 11 March 2015
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Venue: Room 2.06 New Academic Building LSE
  • Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor
  • Speakers: Professor Ken Booth, Alvaro De Soto, Dr Natasha Marhia, Dr Henry Radice

There is a growing sense of insecurity in many parts of the world, reinforced by policy responses that are ineffective and even counterproductive.  Is global security policy failing and what can be done?  What ideas and instruments can help us meet the security challenges we are facing?  This panel brings together academics and practitioners with diverse expertise in the security field and marks the publication of The Handbook of Global Security Policy.

Ken Booth is President of the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies at Aberystwyth University and Fellow of the British Academy.

Àlvaro de Soto held senior positions at the United Nations for 25 years, leading the peace negotiations in El Salvador and Cyprus and serving as the chief envoy for the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Natasha Marhia is LSE Teaching Fellow and holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the Gender Institute at LSE.

Henry Radice is Research Fellow and Research Manager of the Justice and Security Research Programme at LSE.

Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email  or call 020 7955 6419.

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A podcast of the event is available here: Global Security Policy: A part of the problem or answer?