14 Jun 2012 - 16 Jun 2012 All day Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge CB2 3AP



Dr Tarak Barkawi (New School)
Lorraine MacMillan (POLIS, University of Cambridge)
Nivi Manchanda (POLIS, University of Cambridge)
Dr Devon Curtis
(POLIS, University of Cambridge)
Jonathan Agensky (POLIS, University of Cambridge)
Dr Asli Calkivik (Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Technical University)
Prof Raymond Duvall (Political Science, University of Minnesota)

Conference summery

Bringing together a diverse group of scholars from the UK, South Africa, Turkey, and the USA, this three-day conference takes as its principal focus the possibilities for and the implications of ‘dismantling security’: What are the ways in which the logic of security can be resisted, transgressed, or overturned? How can violence and force be addressed outside a security framework? How can collective life, political action and political subjectivities be conceptualized alternatively from the ways in which these categories of thought have been foreordained by the politics of security? The Conference features presentations by scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who address these questions in the sessions organized around three broad themes: conceptualizing post-imperial politics in the contemporary empire of security; unmaking the security imaginary through critical engagements; rethinking force and violence beyond security.   






Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.


Accommodation for non-paper giving delegates

We are unable to arrange accommodation, however, the following websites may be of help.

Visit Cambridge
Cambridge Rooms
University of Cambridge accommodation webpage

NB. CRASSH is not able to help with the booking of accommodation.


Administrative assistance: Helga Brandt (Conference Programme Manager, CRASSH)


Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk