Dr Bruce Stanley, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Richmond, will be speaking at a three-day virtual conference which is entitled, ‘Global Carceral States: Violence, Transgressions, and Technologies of Imprisonment’ from 28 to 30 May 2021. The conference is being organised by the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB and Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University.
The conference organisers are inviting attendees to reflect upon the current globalised carceral reality, and on imprisonment as one tactic of control, subjugation and dispossession. They highlight that, ‘Imprisonment has long been a central tactic for managing and confining members of populations deemed to be risky, hostile, or superfluous. Today, we are witnessing the expanding reach of carcerality with effects extending beyond prison walls.’ The conference presents an opportunity for scholars to contribute to our understanding of prisons, torture, violence, power, securitisation and related issues.
Dr Stanley, who will be speaking on ‘Fortified Urban Carcerality: Assembling a Middle East Carceral Armature’ at the conference, taught on both the BA and MA International Relations programmes at Richmond, with particular focus on politics of international law, global governance, security studies, politics of the Middle East, and conflict and peace studies. He has served as a consultant to government and various NGO donors across the Middle East, and taught at the Friends School in Ramallah. He has written on issues of conflict resolution, social movements, urban carcerality and city resilience, and is currently completing a book on ‘Middle East City Networks.’
The conference is free to attend, if interested, please register on this link.