Category Archives: Uncategorized

Publication of ‘Haven’ Book

Haven (Edward Elgar 2020) has just been published! The book offers a transformative understanding of security in responding to the Mediterranean refugee crisis by drawing critically on the UN concept of ‘human security’. From a range of Arts, Humanities and Social Science disciplines, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Global Governance Challenge of Human Security

John Morrissey Development Studies Association (03-07-2020) Abstract: In the history of the world, there has possibly never been a greater realisation of our interconnected global precarity. That precarity is experienced in unequal ways, of course, but there is no doubt … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

COVID-19 and the Neoliberal House of Cards

John Morrissey Transforming Society (19-06-2020) Abstract: When asked for his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Irish writer Kevin Barry remarked that his greatest hope was that we realise that “we have been living in a fable, a fable of progress, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The COVID-19 Exposure

John Morrissey ZNet (06-06-2020) Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted multiple responses to safeguard life, and the efforts of frontline workers across the globe are a reminder of the empathy and resilience of the human spirit. Throughout history, all societies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The New Global Sense of Precarity

John Morrissey Towards the end of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Vladimir declares that “we are no longer alone, waiting for the night”. He muses that we are all in fact metaphorically “waiting for Godot”, and that life is mostly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Haven Project Symposium Success

The Haven Project is prompted by a sense of academic responsibility to respond constructively and collaboratively to the increasingly precarious geographies evident in our current moment of global geopolitics and its seemingly endless cycles of violent interventionism. It would never have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Haven Project Postgrad Research

In seeking to develop active research on placing the concept of ‘human security’ at the heart of Western interventionary responses to the Mediterranean crisis, a core Haven Project aim has been to advance critical postgraduate research on humanitarian interventionism. Since the initiation … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The Haven Project Symposium

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Derek Gregory to Speak at the Haven Project Symposium

The Haven Project Symposium: Intervening for Human Security Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway Saturday, 29 October 2016  Conference Overview The Haven Project centres on advancing the idea of ‘intervening for human security’ in the ongoing Mediterranean humanitarian crisis. By … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Haven Project Features in Launch of IRC Global Development Funding

IRC Press Release, 23 March Research Funding Programme to Support Policy Making for Global Development The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, gender-based violence in Malawi, and the role of music for children in direct provision are amongst the research topics being … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment