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The Security Group

About the Group

The Security Group is a forum established in order to encourage inter-disciplinary discussion on security law and security-related issues. The Group was established in 2013, as part of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre, sharing the centre's aims to encourage research into State based, and human security needs. 

Key aims

The goal has been to provide a place to enable PhD students, and early career researchers, to come together to present, and have each other's work critiqued, in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Given the competitive nature of academia, it was deemed essential to provide a forum that facilitates a collegial and supportive relationship between researchers.

In addition to providing a facility hosting presentations from researchers based at The University of Nottingham, the Security Group has welcomed a number of respected guest speakers.

The Group is co-ordinated by:

  • Lydia Davies-Bright
  • Richard Watkins
  • Marc Wesley

Past presentations 

  • 26 November 2015: Natalie Bennet, Green Party Leader, Dr Aiden Hehir, University of Westminster, Dr Daria Davitti, Keele University, Professor Mark Jago, The University of Nottingham: Panel-led Discussion, in association with the Human Rights Law Centre, The University of Nottingham: 'Syria + Refugees = Threat to UK?'
  • 5 November 2015: Elizabeth Stubbins Bates, School of Oriental and African Studies: 'Laconic Norms of Prevention in International Humanitarian Law'
  • 15 October 2015: Dr Russell Buchan, University of Sheffield: 'Cyber Espionage and International Law'

Previous presenters have included Dr Christy Shucksmith and Dr Masoud Zamani.


First Session of the United Nations Security Council, 1946 

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Nottingham International Law and Security Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5732/5694