Seminar 1 – Sustainable Development and Maritime Insecurity

‘Sustainable Development and Maritime Insecurity: concepts, actors and an emerging research agenda’

Wednesday 12th March, 2014

09:30-17:00 hrs – Coventry University 

Call for Participants 

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) Coventry University is delighted to announce that the first seminar in the Economic and Social Research Council funded seminar series ‘Fostering Sustainable Development: examining the challenges posed by maritime insecurity’ will take place at Coventry University on Wednesday 12th March. The series will run through 2014 and 2015 is supported by two principal external partners – The Royal Navy and The Nautical Institute.  There are a limited number of places at the first seminar remaining which we wish to open up to interested parties.

The overall aim of the first seminar is to facilitate discussions between a range of different participants – participants from academia, civil society/NGO, government, business, etc.– in order to meet the following three objectives:

1) To begin to assess the extent to which maritime domain awareness currently informs international development policy, specifically in the United Kingdom.
2) To initiate a discussion about the relationship between the concepts of sustainable development and maritime security.
3) To map the actors (state and non-state) who should have a stake in better understanding this relationship, alongside the maritime security challenges most relevant to the pursuit of sustainable development.

Recognising that this is an emerging research theme, there is no expectation that participants will necessarily have thought about the maritime insecurity/sustainable development in significant depth already. Instead we call upon individuals with an interest in a range of areas including maritime security, international development, international law, international security, peacebuilding, development economics, political geography and public policy implementation to share their own working insights and ideas which we believe will help to more effectively frame this emerging research agenda and the rest of the seminar series. To this end the seminar provides an informal setting to enable an open discussion.

The seminar is free to attend and includes refreshments and a lunch. Anyone interested in attending should contact the Co-Investigator Dr James A. Malcolm at to register their interest. Please note there is a strict limit on the numbers at the seminar and a limited number of places remaining and as such pre-registration is essential. Finally, we are pleased to confirm that a small number of travel and subsistence bursaries are available for Early Career Fellows (PhD students and those within four years of PhD submission) to help facilitate attendance. The expectation is that recipients of these bursaries will act as Rapporteur’s during the seminar. To apply for these bursaries or for further information, please contact Dr Malcolm.

The seminar series website can be located at, whilst updates are also available at