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Global Research Priorities - Global Governance Newsletter
Dear GRP-GG members,

In this edition of our newsletter we have included details of funding opportunities, some of the latest projects/initiatives GRP-GG members are developing, as well as forthcoming events and activities that may be of interest to you and your colleagues.

Jimmy Donaghey (Academic Lead)
Ura Martin (Programme Officer)
Spring 2017

In this issue

GRP-GG Events

Meet the Researchers Roundtable
Wednesday 25 January 2017, 12-2pm, Room A0.05, Social Sciences Building (Lunch provided)
Global Governance GRP roundtables are informal conversations aimed at introducing Warwick colleagues working on global governance themes to each other and to scholars outside Warwick in order to foster greater interdisciplinary collaboration. In this first roundtable of the New Year we welcome three researchers whose work relates to global governance. The speakers are: Jose Bento da Silva (WBS), Juanita Elias (PAIS) and Markus Wagner (Law). 

Probably the first ever organisation to be born global, the Jesuits developed global governance mechanisms that are still in place today. In this event Jose will speak briefly about those mechanisms and reflect on how they might challenge our understanding of global governance structures. Juanita's talk will focus on gender and migration in South East Asia from a gender perspective. Markus focuses on the concordance and convergence between the global trade and investment regimes and the implications on global economic governance.

To attend the roundtable please register online or email   

Communication Architecture of the Border: A Humanitarianism/Securitization Nexus by Dr Myria Georgiou, LSE
Monday 30 January 2017, 3-4pm, Wolfson Research Exchange, Library Building
This research presentation, co-sponsored with BREM Network, examines the communication architecture of the border and the ways in which narratives and moralities of securitization and humanitarianism become intrinsically intertwined in the acts of reception of refugees and migrants in Europe's borderland.

The communication architecture of the border involves all different actors of reception, who sometimes converge and sometimes compete with each other: border military forces and police; INGOs; networks of solidarity. What will be argued it that this architecture shapes a politics of the border, while at the same time playing a critical role in establishing the conditions of (im-)possibility for migrants and refugees to be accepted in Europe.

The presentation draws from research conducted with L.Chouliaraki at the Greek island of Chios and at the peak of the so-called “migration crisis” of 2015-16.  Myria Georgiou is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department at the Department of Media and Communications, LSE. Click here for further details
If you would like to attend please email:

The Global Governance GRP will be organising further events this term for details please see our website:
Trade and Investment in a Post-Brexit World
Trade and Investment in a Post-Brexit World:
Regaining Control or in for a Ride?
This event, which explored key issues in relation to what the UK’s trade and investment relationship with the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world will look like, took place last term.  A video recording of the event is available online. Click here  
Research Funding 

Global Governance GRP Seed Funding
The Global Governance GRP is running a funding application round for proposals for seed research funding. The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 3 February 2017. The goal of GRP-GG is to foster longer-term interdisciplinary interactions between academics, at Warwick and other universities that will give rise to important new understandings and insights into issues of global governance.To work towards this goal, we are providing some seed funding to develop interdisciplinary research collaboration among Warwick University scholars on the issue of global governance that will lead to the development of external grant applications.We envisage applications in the region of £500-£1500 but may exceptionally consider larger sums where a team of researchers from multiple disciplines present a strong case in a promising project. For further details and an application form please visit our website

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Funding Schemes
The Institute of Advanced Studies has a number of schemes to support research activity at Warwick. For further information,including application deadlines, click here
New Projects/ Initiatives
Economic Governance  
Markus Wagner (Warwick Law School) Caroline Henckels (Faculty of Law, Monash) have been awarded funding under the Warwick / Monash Alliance Seed Funding scheme. Their project - The New Plurilateralism: The Emerging Standard for Global Economic Governance? - will bring together world experts to explore the way forward in trade and investment governance. Colleagues interested in participating in the project which aims to bring to Warwick leading experts in the discourse surrounding trade and investment law and governance should send an email to Markus Wagner (
Climate Change
The ERC-funded Toxic Expertise project has recently been awarded funding from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at Warwick (PI Alice Mah, Project Manager: India Holme). They are using these funds to create a Coventry Climate Action Network where they hope to achieve impact through linking together interested members of local Universities, councils, environmental groups, schools, and community based organisations to share knowledge and expertise. They are currently planning a number of events and activities over the comings months. To find out more please email India Holme (CoventryCAN Project Manager) at
Labour Standards
The ESRC funded project Working Beyond the Border: European Union Trade Agreements and Labour Standards has recently produced a policy brief called ‘Labour standards in EU free trade agreements: Working towards what end?’ To read the brief please click here
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Other Forthcoming Activities and Events

International Political Economy Annual Lecture by Prof Diane Elson, University of Essex: Gender Inequality and Economic Inequality
25 January 2017, 3pm - 4.30pm, Room S0.21 Social Sciences Building
For more information or to register for the event please click here

Value beyond Measure: Social Reproduction and Alternative Valorisations by Dr Donatella Alessandrini, Kent Law School
9 February 2017, 12pm - 2pm,
The talk, organised by GLOBE, takes its cue from the regulatory response to the financial crisis of 2008, and in particular the assumption that curbing the speculative ‘excesses’ of the financial sphere is necessary for restoring a healthy productive system, endowed with real values as distinct from those produced by financial markets. Drawing on theoretical insights from Social Studies of Finance and Post-Workerism, it questions the regulation of the financial sphere insofar as its excesses are juxtaposed to some notion of economic normality. Given the difficulty to neatly distinguish between the two spheres, the talk considers the limits of our current conceptualisations of value production and measurement, with specific reference to arrangements in the area of labour. It argues that, when thinking about the kind of arrangements that might be able to affect current value making processes, we need to pay attention to the spatio-temporal connections that make the global economy, as well as the racial, gender, and class articulations of the social reproductive field within it.
For further details click here

Changing Landscapes of Gender Inequality: theories, policies and mobilisations
The International Development GRP will be hosting its first Postgraduate Conference on the theme of why does gender matter in development and how change happens? on 15 June 2017. Confirmed Keynote: Prof Uma Chakravarti, feminist historian, human rights activist and film maker. They invite postgraduate students to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations. If you would like to present your paper on the conference, please email: (Arzu Naghiyeva)
Deadline for submission: 12:00 on Friday 3 March 2017.
There is a participation fee of 10 GBP for all participants, including the selected speakers.
For further details click here 

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