Professor Tariq Modood Publishes Blog on Free Speech20 January 2015On 11 January, unity marches were held across France following terrorist attacks which killed 17 people in Paris, including an attack on the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. One of the key debates to have taken place since the attacks has focused on the issue of free speech, given the controversial nature of some of the material published by the magazine. Tariq Modood argues that while there is clearly no possible justification for the violence that took place, there is nevertheless an important responsibility which accompanies free speech and we should stop short of celebrating images that reinforce social divisions.
Dr Paul Higate presents at seminar in Oslo on Gendered Peacekeeping17 December 2014Dr Paul Higate was invited to speak at a seminar entitled Gendered peacekeeping: Beyond the female body? at The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo on 11 December 2014.
Dr Higate discussed how far the embodiment of peacekeeping cuts across both gendered and cultural contexts with a view to thinking beyond the gender binary.