Looking forward to speaking with King’s University College Alumni in Toronto on Tuesday 18 April. The title: “Trumplandia: Adventures in Exceptional Politics.” http://www.kings.uwo.ca/alumni/events-and-chapters/upcoming-alumni-events/toronto-chapter-trumplandia/

Summer at UVic Centre for Global Studies

My summer visiting research fellowship at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria has unfortunately come to an end. My arrival in early June simultaneously seems like only yesterday and like eons ago. My research talk on…

Samer Abboud's Visit to King's, March 11

Delighted that in one month from today my very close friend and colleague Dr. Samer Abboud will be coming to King’s to provide a public guest lecture based on his acclaimed new book Syria. Here’s some of the info and…

I’m delighted to be giving a version of the talk I gave for the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona as part of their “Show & Tell” series held at the Playground Bar in downtown Tucson at…

Back to Normal and Anything But...

After the initial surge of returning home and to work after sabbatical leave, there’s finally time for some reflection. For the first time in the past couple of weeks, I managed to have time last Friday to complete a couple…

Bittersweet ending

After traveling for nearly 12 months, the sabbatical adventure has come to an end. Most recently I have been spending time in Hungary, attentively watching the “wall” politics as the anti-immigrant fence between Hungary and Serbia begins construction. In May…

Magyarorszag!

                    Arrived safe and sound in Veszprem, Hungary a couple of weeks ago, and settling in just fine. Kids began school, and I’ve settled into a comfortable writing schedule with only…

Goodbye Tucson!

It is with some sadness that my six-months here in Tucson, Arizona as visiting scholar at the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona comes to an end. I hope to write more blogs over the next couple…

The Canadian government’s decision to broker one of the largest export deals in Canadian history with the government of Saudi Arabia is unfortunately not the first and unlikely to be the last time when financial decisions promoting particular commercial interests…

Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Here’s a link to my recent blog article for E-International Relations about Mass Surveillance and Human Rights: http://www.e-ir.info/2014/12/21/is-there-a-cabin-in-the-woods-reflections-on-mass-surveillance-and-human-rights/