Throughout the project, we will be publishing papers, reports and hosting some public events. Keep up to date on the latest developments here.
Webinar: Weds 6th December, 6.00-7.00pm, click the image above to register
Webinar: Weds 10th January, 6.00-7.00pm, click the image above to register
Webinar: Weds 7th February, 6.00-7.00pm, click the image above to register
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- The Visualising Security exhibition is now live! Visualising Security is a photovoice project for ordinary people to express their ideas about security through photos and stories. Read more and find out how you can get involved.
- New report published – ‘Roundtables with Civil Society‘. As part of the Alternative Security Review, we convened a series of nine roundtables with civil society groups in the UK to understand the breadth and depth of human security issues affecting people in the UK. You can read the summaries and the participants recommendations. An executive summary is also available.
- New discussion paper – ‘Navigating strategic issues in the UK’s global security policy‘
This paper summarises key points emerging from a joint roundtable organised in London by Rethinking Security and Bradford University’s Department of Peace Studies and International Development in April 2023.
- Over September and October Rethinking Security attended three of the UK’s main political party conferences to get a sense of the opposition parties’ emerging priorities on security policy.
- On 13 September 2023 the Alternative Security Review project team had the opportunity to share their aims, methodology and findings with a global audience of scholars and practitioners at the annual Conflict Research Society (CRS) conference at King’s College London.
- Lillah Fearnley’s report, Thinking Inside the Box , was launched with an accompanying webinar, with the author’s report, Lillah Fearnley, Prof Nick Vaughan-Williams, Professor of International Security, Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Warwick, and Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor is Associate Professor in the Sociology of Islam in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, and Chair of the Muslims in Britain Research Network..
- In collaboration with Bradford University’s Department of Peace Studies and International Development, we organised a joint roundtable event in London on 20 April 2023.
- The Visualising Security project was launched at an online event. The project invites people to organise ‘photovoice’ workshops on how participants define (in)security. You can get involved by gathering a small group to take photos and sharing ideas on security. All you need to know for getting involved is here.
- The final three roundtable discussions on human security are summarised in a blog post, Human Security and Climate Change. Covering food, land and farming in the UK, the UK’s role in global climate and economic justice, and energy security they came at an important time as COP27 got underway. We then held a public event, Rethinking Energy Security, with some of the participants from the energy Security discussion.
- Richard Reeve, Rethinking Security Coordinator and members of the ASR Research Team, from Coventry Uni – David Curran, Zsófia Hacsek, Anna Gillions – introduced the ASR at Rising Global Peace Forum in Coventry.
- At another Rising event, Joanna Frew (RS Outreach Coordinator) spoke as part of a sixth form conference, Young People Rethinking Peace and Security, organised by the Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee of Coventry.
- Reflections from the next three roundtables with civil society, Britannia Unglued: Elitism, inequality and abandonment in UK security policy.
- Discussions with civil society reports: Read about the learning from first three roundtables that are part of an ongoing series of discussions with civil society groups in this blog post, Searching for Humane Alternatives to the ‘whole society’ approach to security
- Literature Review published: Zsófia Hacsek, a member of the research team at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations has published a literature review, Towards a More Inclusive Understanding of Security in the UK
- New briefing on public consultation published: Open Society, Closed Conversations, by Ben Donaldson (UNA) and Richard Reeve (Rethinking Security)
The Visualising Security project is something that everyone can get involved. Hear these speakers talk about images that define (in)security for them and find out more about the project.
Launch Event: Securing our Common Future – Why the UK needs an Alternative Security Review
On Thurs 18th Nov 2021 we held an online discussion event to publicly launch the Alternative Security Review. Speakers discussed the need for an urgent rethink to our security after the failure of governments to make the commitments needed to avert climate breakdown.
Chaired by Natalie Samarasinghe (CEO, United Nations Association UK), with speakers: Baroness Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Anya Nanning Ramamurthy (UK Student Climate Network), Prof. Paul Rogers (Bradford University and Open Democracy), Richard Reeve (Rethinking Security Coordinator)