School of Geography

Symposium: Economic (In)Security and the Global Economy

1 March 2013

Time: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: The City Centre Seminar Room, School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London

Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development

Organiser: Adrian Smith (School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London)

The aim of this one day symposium is to explore contrasting aspects of the relationship between global economic integration and economic (in)security. The symposium is part of a series of annual events in the Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development, and is organised in collaboration with the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London, the Economic Geography and Developing Areas Research Groups of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).


11.30–13.00
Livelihoods and Global (In)Security
Chair: Adrian Smith (School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London)

Jim Murphy (Graduate School of Geography, Clark University):
Globalizing livelihood security? Global production networks and small enterprises in Bolivia and Tanzania

Cathy McIlwaine (School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London):
Transnational livelihoods among Bolivian, Colombian and Ecuadorian migrants in London: pan-European perspectives

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00
Labour, Work and Global (In)Security
Chair: Adrian Smith (School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London)

Siobhan McGrath (The Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University):
Degrading work in global production networks

15.00–15.30 Break

15.30–17.00
Political Economies of Global Economic (In)Security
Chair: Al James (School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London)

Adrian Smith (School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London):
Economic (in)security and global production networks: trade, employment and macro-regional integration
in the Euro-Mediterranean region after the ‘Arab Spring’

Liam Campling (School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London): 
Fisheries development and (in)security: the politics of tenure and modern landed property in fisheries systems


Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend please contact Amy Tan in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London ( a.tan@qmul.ac.uk).