Ray Hudson Posse shares how he never paid for his attendance at the recent conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA) in London . He faked his conference badge and just walked in to make a point about academic conferences. He argues: “The way in which the structures of academia are chewing up and spitting out the next generation of scholars-with-no-future is most clearly expressed in the ‘conference trap’, characterised by a double-fuckery – those most in need of attending are precisely those most priced out.”
In this piece Mubashar Hasan shares the summary of his recently published scholarly article titled ‘Sport as a critique of politics: Everest climbing, nationalism and the failure of politics in Bangladesh.’ Mubashar argues that in Bangladesh, Everest climbing has political significance as these mountaineers use their public platform to criticise national politics. Even hoisting the flag at the top of the world (after risking own lives) can be used as a way to express dissatisfaction over the country’s politics.
In this powerful piece, Gurminder K Bhambra, a Warwick University Professor highlights intellectual segregation within academic disciplines.
Dr. Taj Hashmi, a teacher at the Austin Peay State University explains ways of deradicalizing Western Muslims.
Dr. Brian J. Grim, President of the Washington based Religious Freedom & Business Foundation argues that businesses are able to curb violent extremism and terrorism.
Extinction is not just a matter of life and death, it is the hinge between existence and non-being. Today, the rising threat of mass extinction poses an unprecedented challenge for security, and to the ontology and ethics that attend it.
Dr. Florian Schneider looks at some of the challenges researchers face as they analyse texts in East Asian languages. It also provides tips on how to overcome such challenges.