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Issue 7: Spring 2020

PAGE 3  |  KANT AND THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL RIGHT

Georg Cavallar

Georg Cavallar teaches at the Institute for Philosophy and is a lecturer in the postgraduate European course at the University of Vienna. His research focuses on Kant’s legal philosophy, the history of international law and cosmopolitanism, and education. He also regularly writes guest comments in Austrian newspapers such as Die Presse and Der Standard.

PAGE 4  |  SPIES, SPIN AND THE FOURTH ESTATE

Paul Lashmar

Investigative journalist and research academic. Since September 2017, Head of the Department of Journalism at City University, London, having previously been at the University of Sussex. Author or co-author of four books, including text book on multimedia journalism, Online Journalism (with Steve Hill; Sage 2013). Adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism (TCIJ) and a founder of the Bureau for Investigative Journalism (BIJ)

PAGE 5  |  ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE?

Joshua Rozenberg

Joshua Rozenberg is the only full-time journalist to have been appointed Queen’s Counsel honoris causa. After taking a law degree at Oxford he trained as a solicitor. He is an honorary Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn and a non-executive board member of the Law Commission. He was the BBC’s legal correspondent for 15 years before moving to newspapers. He now presents the popular Radio 4 series Law in Action, which he launched in 1984.

PAGE 6  |  WOMEN, WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Kalpana Kochhar 

Kalpana Kochhar was appointed Director of the Human Resources Department (HRD) at the International Monetary Fund in June 2016. Prior to that, she was Deputy Director in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department. Between 2012 and 2014, she was Deputy Director in the IMF's Strategy, Policy and Review Department. Before starting her career at the IMF, Ms. Kochhar was Assistant Professor at the George Washington University. She then joined the IMF’s Economist Program in 1988.

PAGE 7  |  ME NOT YOU

Alison Phipps

Alison Phipps is a political sociologist and Professor of Gender Studies at Sussex University, focusing on debates and policy frameworks/interventions around gender and intersecting forms of inequality, and especially sexual violence. She is interested in how neoliberalism frames political possibilities and institutional responses, and has done empirical research on sexual violence in universities, as well as conceptual analysis of contemporary feminism.

PAGE 10  |  IDEAL HOMES

Deborah Sugg Ryan

Professor of Design History and Theory and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural industries at the University of Portsmouth. Deborah Sugg Ryan’s current research focuses on houses, interiors and domestic design, as well as on 20th-century historical pageants. An experienced broadcaster for television and radio, she is series consultant and a presenter for the BBC Two television series A House Through Time.

PAGE 11  |  OLD BUILDINGS, NEW ARCHITECTURE

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths set up his own architecture practice in 1993 specialising in works to historic buildings. Now a leading architect in the field, he has won 60 awards for repair and alteration as well as new building in sensitive historic contexts. He was in charge of Southwark Cathedral for 16 years and St Albans Abbey for 18 years, and was architect for the public areas of the St Pancras Hotel.  

PAGE 14  |  A ROAD TO EXTINCTION

Jonathan Lawley

Jonathan Lawley was brought up in India and Southern Africa. To oppose white racism he worked for the Colonial Service and was the last UK District Commissioner after Zambian independence. Contracts in the Congo, Morocco and Mauritius followed and led to his directing a Rio Tinto scheme to train pioneering indigenous technical managers for Southern Africa mines. After taking a PhD, he became the Royal African Society’s first director.

PAGE 15  |  IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA

Ibrahim Fraihat

Ibrahim Fraihat is an associate professor in International Conflict Resolution at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He was previously senior foreign policy scholar at the Brookings Institution and taught conflict resolution at Georgetown University. He is the author of Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring (Yale, 2016) and co-author of Libyas Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War (Georgetown, 2015). 

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PAGE 18  |  THE BATTLE OF IDEAS IN THE LABOUR PARTY

Dimitri Batrouni

Dimitri Batrouni is a lecturer in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at Bristol University. His central research interest lies in ideas and public policy, and specifically how and why policies are brought to the fore or rejected. He worked in Parliament for eight years and in the Welsh Assembly and is county councillor in Monmouthshire.

PAGE 19  |  LUCRETIUS II

Thomas Nail

Thomas Nail is an associate professor of Philosophy at The University of Denver. He became interested in philosophy through his political activism at the University of North Texas, and studied the political revolution in the work of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. In 2009-2010, he was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to study the migrant activist movement.

PAGE 20  |  THE WISE FRIEND

Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell is an English horror fiction writer, editor and critic who has been writing for well over 50 years. Born in Liverpool, he is the author of over 30 novels and hundreds of short stories, many of them considered classics in the field and winners of literary awards. Three of his novels have been filmed.

PAGE 21  |  A CENTURY OF WEIRD FICTION, 1832-1937

Jonathan Newell

Jonathan Newell is an instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2017. His research has been published in journals such as Horror Studies, Science Fiction Studies and Studies in Gothic Fiction. He also writes and illustrates table-top role-playing games with Lost Pages Press.

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