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International Security After Brexit and Trump Conference

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50 George Square

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The Centre for Security Research at the University of Edinburgh is hosting a conference on the international security implications of the UK exiting the EU and the Trump presidency in the US. Held one year after the Brexit referendum, the conference showcasts scholarship reflecting on these developments from multiple perspectives and across a diverse range of topics.

Programme provisional/subject to change

9:00am registration

9:20 Welcome (Professor Juliet Kaarbo & Dr Andrew Neal, CeSeR Co-Directors)

Panel 1: Populism/fascism

Chair: Andrew Neal (University of Edinburgh)

Caron Gentry (University of St Andrews) On the Backs of Others: The Possibility of Fascism in the US

Mike Slaven (University of Edinburgh) Security Politics as Populist Politicization

Nasser S. Qadri (University of Glasgow) Invoking Islam: Securitization of Terrorism and Immigration in a Trump Administration

Coffee break

Panel 2: US transatlantic relationship/NATO

Chair: Juliet Kaarbo (University of Edinburgh)

Faye Donnelly and William Vlek (University of St Andrews) Pay-As-You-Go NATO? Transactional security in times of uncertainty

Laura Roselle (Elon University) Strategic Narratives and Alliances: NATO After the Election of Donald Trump

Jarrod Hayes (Georgia Institute of Technology) Authority, Identity, and the Reconstruction of Trans-Atlantic Security

Lunch break

Panel 3: Brexit/UK/EU

Chair: Sissela Matzner (University of Edinburgh)

Monika Gabriela Baroszewicz (Vistula University) Fortress Europe: The Dangers of Democratic Insecurities

Olivier Lewis (University of St Andrews) Brexit as a Natural Experiment to Test Theories of Differentiated European Integration: Will UK-EU security cooperation continue despite politicisation?

Hager Ben Jaffel (King’s College London) Police co-operation after Brexit: Lessons from the field

Break

Panel 4: US/capitalism/the world

Chair: Andrew Hom (University of St Andrews)

David Hughes (University of Lincoln) Trump, the Crisis of Capitalism, and World War

Jan Mus (Vistula University) Brexit, Trump and Peripheralisation

Jan Pospisil (University of Edinburgh) Strong Again? Sovereign Security after the Post-Liberal Takeover

Break

5pm-6.15pm Keynote speech

Professor Brent J. Steele: ‘Dislodging Certainty: A way forward for security studies in an era of Brexit, Trump, and post-truth politics’

6:15-6:20 Closing Remarks Welcome (Professor Juliet Kaarbo & Dr Andrew Neal, CeSeR Co-Directors)

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