MSc Global Politics Seminar Series: The Privatisation Of Warfare

Private Military Contractors (PMCs) and the changing political economy of milita
Event Date
Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road Durham, DH1 3LR

Private Military Contractors (PMCs) and the changing political economy of military conflict.


Dr Bryan Mabee (Queen Mary University London) ‘Private Violence in Historical Context’
Dr James Pattison (University of Manchester) ‘The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies’
Dr Adam White (University of York) ‘Help for the Anti-Heroes: The Demobilisation of Private Military Contractors’


The Global Politics MSc Seminar Series in cooperation with Global Policy Journal are pleased to invite you to our upcoming seminar on 'The Privatisation of Warfare'.

The newly launched Seminar Series invites leading researchers from across the UK and beyond whose research address one of the central challenges currently facing global governance institutions and policy makers, including climate change and environmental crisis, humanitarian crisis displacement and refugees; financial crisis and economic governance etc.

The upcoming event brings together an esteemed panel of experts to discuss and engage with the contemporary trend towards the growth of private military contractors (PMCs) and its implications. Speakers on the panel adopt a substantively diverse range of theoretical approaches, methodologies and empirical focus, including but not limited to the changing role of the state, the regulatory challenges posed by PMCs, ethical considerations in the deployment of PMCs and more).

The event is open to all and no prior booking is needed, however we would be grateful if interested individuals could indicate their intention to attend for the purpose of room and catering booking (lunch is provided) via email to: stephen.atkinson[@]

Looking forward to welcoming you,

The Global Politics MSc team



13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Panel participants
15:30-16:30 Open discussion
16:30-17:00 Coffees