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Upcoming Events

Apr 27 Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag 13:00 (4 hours) Room 2.14 Appleton Tower

The workshop will address the diverse uses and affects of social media in Africa.

The huge uptake of affordable smartphones across Africa and improved network access has led to more social media subscribers on the continent than ever before. For many Africans social media has now become a part of everyday life, helping to maintain social ties and to forge new connections.

This event will try to address the diverse uses and affects of social media in Africa. We have encouraged papers that present original empirical research of both a qualitative or quantitative nature. This workshop aims to stimulate debates and to create new networks of researchers on social media in Africa.

The workshop is co-organised by CeSeR steering group member Tom Molony and CeSeR sponsors refreshments.

You can find the full programme here.

You can register for tickets here.

Link to Centre of African Studies event page.

May 08 Book launch: Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Dugald Stewart Building, room 1.20

Editor and CeSeR co-director Andrew Neal as well as authors Juliet Kaarbo, Sandy Hardie and Charles Raab will speak about their contributions.

The book was published by OpenBook Publishers and can be downloaded open access:

Security in a Small Nation provides an analysis of the politics of security. Its authors reflect on a number of related issues including international comparisons, alliances, regional cooperation, terrorism, intelligence sharing, democratic oversight, and media coverage. It has a particular focus on what security means for small states and democratic politics.

Please register here to attend:

Jun 22 International Security After Brexit and Trump 09:00 (10 hours) TBC

The Centre for Security Research at the University of Edinburgh will host 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 invites scholarship reflecting on these developments from multiple perspectives and across a diverse range of topics.