17
Mar
2010

Investigating Organised Crime in the UK - Bob Barnes

Bob Barnes is a former Principle Officer in the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and Detective Sergeant in the National Crime Squad. Here he discusses organised crime in the UK.

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15
Mar
2010

Fighting the Mafia - Guido Copolla

Guido Coppolla discusses the issues involved in fighting the Mafia.

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3
Mar
2010

Introduction to Korean Horror Cinema - Dr Colette Balmain

Dr Colette Balmain is a published author and specialist on East Asian Cinema. Here she gives a brief introduction to 'South' Korean Horror Cinema and introduces the screening of 'Shadows in the Palace'.

This talk was organised by the Coventry University East Asian Film Society.

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1
Mar
2010

A Different View of News - Stephen Cole, Al Jazeera

For more than eighteen years Stephen Cole has fronted the worlds leading and most respected news channels including Sky News and CNN, eventually joining BBC World in 1996. He is now the senior anchor at Al Jazeera English based in London.

In this Coventry Conversation he discusses the work of the Al Jazeera channel - which is often criticised by politicians for the stance it takes on contemporary debates.

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26
Feb
2010

Radical Research and Video Activism - Ewa Jasiewicz

Ewa Jasiewicz is a writer, journalist and activist who takes a radical approach to her work.

She was in Baghdad during the US/British occupation of Iraq (including a group protest inside the press conference of the Supreme Commander of the US Occupation Forces General Sanchez where she got physically ejected) and was reporting from inside Gaza during the 2008 siege by Israel. She is currently involved in the Free Gaza floatilla taking sail this spring and is featured in the recent film ‘To Shoot an Elephant’ by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah. Ewa is also co-editor of Le Monde Diplomatique Polish Edition.

In this talk Ewa discusses a different point of view from the embedded and self-censored reporting that Sky and the BBC are so fond off.

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19
Feb
2010

The Internet and Social Change in China - Professor Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter is Professor of Asian Studies at Coventry University. In this talk he discusses the social, cultural and political impact that the internet has had on China- exploring a number of interesting case studies of web-enabled activism within the People's Republic.

To find out more about Professor Alan Hunter's work you can visit the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University http://www.coventry.ac.uk/peacestudy

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3
Feb
2010

Contemporary Japanese Cinema - Domestic Appeal vs International Prestige - Dr John Berra

Dr John Berra is an Independent Scholar and Author who has written extensively about American and Japanese Independent Cinema. His most recent book is The Directory of World Cinema: Japan to be released in February 2010.

This talk was organised by the Coventry University East Asian Film Society.

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23
Dec
2009

Rhetoric and Realities in Peacebuilding - Professor Andrew Rigby

'Hard' vs. 'Soft' Issues in Peacebuilding - Talks from the International Seminar on Human Security and Peacebuilding that took part in Coventry in 2009.

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23
Dec
2009

Rhetoric and Realities in Peacebuilding - Professor Yasue Mochizuki

'Hard' vs. 'Soft' Issues in Peacebuilding - Talks from the International Seminar on Human Security and Peacebuilding that took part in Coventry in 2009.

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23
Dec
2009

Rhetoric and Realities in Peacebuilding - Mr Toru Sagawa

'Hard' vs. 'Soft' Issues in Peacebuilding - Talks from the International Seminar on Human Security and Peacebuilding that took part in Coventry in 2009.

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