What is crime? series events
7-9pm, Thursday 23 July What is crime? public discussion at the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning.
Professor Steve Tombs, of John Moores University Liverpool and David Stuckler, from Oxford University, will be discussing the themes of their research papers for the What is crime? project. Steve Tombs will be discussing his work on `safety crime' and David Stuckler will talk about his findings on the social harms recession causes at a public evening event at the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, in Herne Hill near Brixton.
A discussion and debate in the What is crime? series.
Human Insecurity: harm, crime and injustice at a global level
Dr David Roberts, School of History and International Affairs, University of Ulster and author of `Human Insecurity' will discuss with:
- Professor Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics and the Director of the Centre for International Relations. King's College London.
- Dr Simon Pemberton School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.
- Professor Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and Cranfield University.
Dr David Roberts will argue that matters normally prioritized as security issues in international politics, such as terrorism and nuclear weapons, cause very limited harm, and that preventable global infant and maternal mortality, counted in the millions, is dismissed from security agendas by policy makers, who are mostly white, mostly male, and mostly secure. He will argue that the security needs of the most vulnerable do not resonate with the people who determine what security those people can have; and that international law does not apply to the public institutions which most undermine human security. Dr Roberts will propose a fast-working solution to this dilemma that will reduce the scale of deaths substantially almost overnight, and will identify the means by which this change can be effected.
Wednesday 29 April 2009. 6.30 to 8.30pm King's College London, Strand campus
The What is crime? project aims to stimulate debate about what crime is, what it isn't and who gets to decide. Funded by The Wates Foundation from 2008-2009.