Sandhurst Trends in International Conflict Series Symposium Programme
3: Violent Non-State Actors in Modern Conflict
THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2018 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
0900-0930 Arrival & Registration
0930-0935 Welcome & Introduction
Brigadier Bill Wright (Commander Sandhurst Group)
0935-1500: Keynote Address
Professor Mary Kaldor (The London School of Economics & Political Science)
What are Non-State Actors?
Chair: Dr Malte Riemann (Defence & International Affairs RMAS)
1050-1115 Tea/Coffee break
1115-1230 PANEL ONE - International Norms and VNSAs
Professor Dominik Zaum (University of Reading)
Getting Away with Murder? Government Violence in State- and Peacebuilding Contexts.
Jack Watling (Royal United Services Institute)
Morals Matter: How Non-State Actors Write Their Own Laws of War.
Helene Olsen (King's College London)
Who Gets to Fight? The De-legitimisation of Non-State Actors and the Search for the Ideal Polity.
Dr Christopher Kinsey (King's College London)
Challenging the Strength of the Anti-mercenary Norm.
Chair: Dr Andree-Anne Melancon (Defence & International Affairs RMAS)
1330-1445 PANEL TWO - VSNAs, Criminal Governance & State Sovereignty
Dr James Worrall & Dr Alex Waterman (University of Leeds)
Taxonomies of Rebel Governance: An Approach to Studying Shapes of Rule by Violent Non-State Actors During Conflict.
Dr Helle Malmvig (Danish Institute of International Studies)
Syrian Mosiacs: How Armed Non-State Actors Challenge, Re-affirm, and Perform the State.
Zoi Vardanika (University of Reading)
State and Non-State Actor Interactions in Modern Security: A Case Study on the Andean Drug 'Wars'.
James Fargher (King's College London)
Non-State Actors in the Yemeni Civil War: The Houthi Rebellion, Maritime Security and the Redrawing of the Strategic Map.
Chair: Lt Col. Jane Hunter (SO1 Intellectual Development RMAS)
1445-1500 Tea/Coffee break
1500-1615 PANEL THREE - Allies or Adversaries?: VNSAs in Modern Conflict
Abigail Watson (Remote Warfare Programme Oxford Research Group)
Uneasy Alliances: The Political Consequences of Arming Non-State Groups in Counter-Terrorism Campaigns.
Dr Andrew Mumford (University of Nottingham)
Non-State Actors as Proxy War-Wagers.
Marina Miron (University of New South Wales / Australian Defence Force Academy)
Learning From the Russians in Syria: A Comparative Examination of Russian and US Military Strategic Approaches in Syria and Their Co-option of Violent Non-State Actors.
Dr Joana Cook and Gina Vale (King's College London)
From Daesh to 'Diaspora': Tracing the Women and Minors of Islamic State.
Chair: Dr Aaron Edwards (Defence & International Affairs RMAS)
1615-1630 Tea/Coffee break
1630-1715 PANEL FOUR - Practitioners Roundtable
Brigadier Darren Stewart - Head of Operational Law, Army Headquarters
Colonel Mike Cornwall - Assistant Head (Warfare) Land Warfare Centre
Julien Bastrup-Birk - UK Stabilisation Unit
Chair: Dr Norma Rossi (Defence & International Affairs RMAS)
1715 Future Developments in the Sandhurst Trends in International Conflict series
Kirstin Howgate (Howgate Military Publishing).