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Security, Conflict & Justice (SCJ) – Pathway Seminar 1

Date - Wednesday, 16th May 2018 (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)


The Viva: What to expect? How to prepare?

Date & Time: Wednesday 16 May 2018, 10.30am – 12pm

Venue: Seminar room 14.33, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds

This seminar will explore the viva process and give participants insights into what they can expect, how to prepare, and what outcomes are possible. It will also explore the factors which should be considered when choosing an external examiner, whether the performance of students in the viva can truly change the outcome of the process, and how to approach minor or major revisions. The seminar will be led by Edward Newman (Director of the Security, Conflict and Justice pathway of the White Rose DTP), based upon his experience examining PhDs in over a dozen universities.

130930-newman-edwardEdward Newman is Professor of International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, and the Director of the DTP Security, Conflict and Justice pathway. He is also an External Associate at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, and a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Grant Assessment Panel (2014-18). Within the security studies field, his interests lie in a number of areas: theoretical security studies, including critical approaches; intrastate armed conflict, intervention and political violence; international organizations and multilateralism; and peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies. He previously worked in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and, before that, he spent over a decade in Japan, mainly working at the United Nations University where he was Director of Studies on Conflict and Security in the Peace and Governance Programme. He is a former editor of the journal Civil Wars (2011-2016), a founding executive editor of the journal International Relations of the Asia Pacific, and a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Politics. His latest book is Understanding Civil Wars: Continuity and Change in Intra-State Conflict.

Travel Information
Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from these Pathway Specific Training sessions.  The WRDTP cannot reimburse travel costs to these sessions.

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Enquiry contact details

For all enquiries please contact Pathway Director Dr Edward Newman at e.newman@leeds.ac.uk or Tel: 0113 3436842.