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The dual use nature of rockets…

I had a long conversation with a journalist yesterday (there’s a lot of media buzz over the launch of China’s fifth manned mission of course so I’ve had a few calls) about how demonstrating space capabilities is a also a ‘cold’ way to demonstrate long-rang missile capabilities. Shortly thereafter a...

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Symposium on Legal and Policy aspects of space cooperation between Europe and BRICS countries

Thursday 16 May 2013 Symposium on Legal and Policy aspects of space cooperation between Europe and BRICS countries; Inventory, Challenges and Opportunities Interdisciplinary event, jointly organized by The International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden Law School and The Department of Latin American Studies of the Faculty of...

Great new free app: “Politics and Government Spotlight App” 0

Great new free app: “Politics and Government Spotlight App”

Hello loyal readers–this app also includes content from our wonderful journal Global Policy! Read on below: Wiley-Blackwell’s Politics & Government Spotlight App has launched and is available for free download from the Apple Store! We’re proud to present an exciting new app for political scientists and public administration scholars and...

Kosmika 20 June in London 0

Kosmika 20 June in London

Wednesday 20 June 2012, 7-10pm June’s KOSMICA – the Microgravity Sessions will feature exclusively speakers who have floated in the air in zero gravity. We can guarantee that all participants have undergone at least 10 parabolas in a diving aircraft! Previously a resource solely available to trainee astronauts and scientists,...

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Extraterrestrial Life- Beyond Our Expectations?

I’m looking forward to traveling to Vienna next week to present at what looks to be a great interdiesciplinary conference, as follows: EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE – BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS? Vienna, Austria, May 21-22, 2012 http://www.univie.ac.at/eph/exolife Monday, May 21 08.30 Registration 09.10 Welcome 09.30 Introduction: Extraterrestrial Life – Beyond our Expectations? Maria...

Best Job Websites for UK-Based Humanities Students 0

Best Job Websites for UK-Based Humanities Students

This post targets students at the London School of Economics specifically, but may be of use to other London- or UK-based students completing degrees in the humanities. The websites listed are primarily focused on work (including internships) in the UK, though not exclusively so. There are dozens of websites out there–these...

China’s Expanding Space Programme: RAES Lecture 0

China’s Expanding Space Programme: RAES Lecture

An upcoming Royal Aeronautical Society event- I’m registered and hope to see some other colleagues/ friends there! Free to attend, at London HQ (4 Hamilton Place), speaker Karl Bergquist, International Relations Administrator of the ESA. Thursday January 26th from 17:30. The event’s webpage. Online registration. China’s Expanding Space Programme   In October 2003 China...

Urban Stargazing constellations 0

Urban Stargazing in London

This is a provoking project by the artist Oscar Lhermitte and his team, engaging with (well, this is my re-wording) light pollution in urban environments and how it prevents our ability to see stars (with the subtext of those stars representing the universe, distance and time, and organic rather than...

“Macabre” pretty young females and the sexist media 0

“Macabre” pretty young females and the sexist media

Rebecca Leighton, the so-called “Saline Death” nurse has been released due to lack of evidence. I haven’t been following this case, and am not saying whether I think she is guilty or not… however I do think there is a propensity for the media to give a disproportionate amount of...