The Transformation of Western and Asian Military Forces
This two-day conference is jointly organised by the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (IAPS) and the Centre for Security and Terrorism(CST) in The School of Politics and International Relations.
13 - 14 June 2013
Highfield House, University Park
University of Nottingham
Over the last decade, states and their military forces have faced multi-dimensional security challenges. This conference seeks to compare and contrast how states in both the West and Asia have responded to these challenges. It will look at the diverse array of tasks that military forces have been called upon to conduct, ranging from military intervention to peacekeeping and from counter-terrorism to state re-construction.
The conference will investigate the drivers of these changes, such as technology, and will assess how these challenges have impacted on the force structures and doctrines of these various militaries. It will assess how militaries come into contact with other agencies in times of conflict as well as how former roles for armed forces have been sub-contracted to private companies.
A variety of countries from both the West and Asia will be investigated. Particular attention will be paid to the United States, especially following its pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region. Other countries that will be analysed will be:
The Peoples Republic of China
The conference is funded by Integrating Global Society and The School of Politics and International Relations.
Directions to University Park Campus
Directions to and from University Park Campus
The University Operates a Free Hopper Bus Service between Jubilee Campus, University Park and Sutton Bonington Campus. You can view the Hopper Bus timetable online. They are also available on the buses.
All our campuses have cycle parking facilities and those within the City have links to numerous cycle paths.
From Nottingham (approximately 3 miles)
As well as the hopper bus services that serve intercampus travel there are also a number of public services that run close to or through our campuses:
University Park Services
Nottingham City Transport, Uni Link service 34 – A direct service that runs between Nottingham City Centre and University Park – Runs every 10 minutes – term time only
University Boulevard Services
Derby Road Services
Further details on bus services to The University of Nottingham.
There are taxi ranks throughout the City Centre and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the campus takes about 15 minutes.
From Beeston (approximately 1.5 mile)
The Trent Barton Indigo service runs from Beeston Bus Station (about 10 minutes walk from the railway station along Station Road) past the South and North entrances to the University, as well as passing QMC. Nottingham City Transport service 13 has a stop in Queen's Road, about 5 minutes walk from the Beeston railway station, turning right out of Station Road.
From East Midlands Airport (approximately 10 miles)
From East Midlands Airport you can take the Skylink bus or the Indigo service run by Trent Barton. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall.
You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi to the University. The cost of a single/one way journey is approximately £20. Taxis are normally available 24 hours.
From M1 Motorway:
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham. Turn right at The Priory roundabout (about 4 miles from M1), then left at next roundabout to enter the University's West Entrance.
Car Parking on campus:
Visitors to the University will be required to use the pay and display facilities.
Parking charges for 2011/12 will be £7 per day, £4 for up to 4 hours, £2 for up to 2 hours and 30 minutes free. Restrictions will apply in some locations.
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Campus contact details
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