Culture and Security Roundtable

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado The New Security Programme’s Roundtable on Culture and Security[1] The Travellers’ Club, Pall Mall, London June 1st, 2006  My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are gathered together here today to discuss culture, defence and security. We do so not just in theory, but in practice, for we have a task …..

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Cultural Autonomy in the United Kingdom

Cultural Autonomy in Britain[1]   Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado Let me analyse and define the terms of our agenda. ‘The purpose of the conference is to examine the nature of the balance between the cultural autonomy of ethnic, religious and other minority groups and their responsibility to the state or community within which they …..

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ICT, Online Education, Culture and Society

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado ICT, information and communications technology, is a powerful tool, transforming education, culture and society. We in online education have a vital role to play, and choices to make. What kind of education, culture and society do we want? How shall we use the power in our hands to achieve them? …..

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Conflict of Identity and Interests in Relation to Culture, Defence and Security

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado How do one’s cultural identity and interests relate to each other in the context of defence and security? Can cultural identity and interests conflict? Does such conflict harm one’s defence and security? Does its resolution involve adapting one’s culture?   In addressing these questions, I hope I can assume acquaintance, …..

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We Are the Children of Modernity

A Theory of Culture, Learning, Teaching, Defence and Security Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado What is the relationship among culture, learning, teaching, defence and security, and how can understanding it enhance our security? This question has two parts: theoretical and practical. Its first part is theoretical. To answer it, one must relate learning to teaching, …..

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Through a prism darkly

2013 will be remembered as the year when the world woke up to the dramatic changes occurring in the world of security in the internet age. The Snowden revelations have exposed the highest level of online espionage and the vulnerability of online data to attack. The latest leaks, published in German newspaper Der Spiegel, allege that …..

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Call for Papers: Security and Defence Learning 2013

The New Security Foundation is launching its Call for Papers for the ‘Security and Defence Learning Forum 2013’ Security and Defence Learning, which takes place every year in Berlin as an official pre-conference forum of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, has established a reputation as one of Europe’s leading conferences on technology-assisted learning for security, defence and …..

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British Cyber Security Chief at Security and Defence Learning

Baroness Neville-Jones, the British Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber-Security, will speak at SDL 2012. One of the most senior figures in the British security establishment and the leader of the UK Government’s fight against online threats to business will be a keynote speaker at this year’s ‘Security and Defence Learning.’ Baroness Neville-Jones is the …..

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