Diphoorn, T.  Invited paper for expert meeting on researching private security, ‘An Ethnographic Approach to Non-State Security: Participation Observation among Private Security Officers’, University of Siegen, Siegen, October 1-2.

Diphoorn, T. and F. Colona.’’Eyes, ears and wheels’: The security assemblage in Nairobi, Kenya’, European Conference of African Studies (ECAS), in panel ‘State, Security, and Society’, Paris, July 8-11.

Diphoorn, T. ‘Veiligheid is de Staat Voorbij!’ Bessensap, Nederlandse Organisation voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), The Hague, June 12.

Frossard, C. ‘The (Un)Making of Citizenship in Security practices and Discourses in Recife, Brazil’, conference ‘Brazil, Land of the Future?’, Aarhus University, March 12-14.

Diphoorn, T. and H.M. Kyed.  ‘For the Community or for the Money?: Entanglements of private security and community policing in South Africa and Swaziland’, workshop ‘Security at Large: Violent Exchanges and Citizenship Beyond the State’, Amsterdam, January 19-20.


Diphoorn, T. ‘”Surveillance of the Surveillers”: Regulation of the Private Security Industry in Kenya and South Africa’, conference ‘Remote Control: Violence/Containment/Technology’, Utrecht University, December 12-13, 2014.

Diphoorn, T. ‘Doing Research in Africa as the “Sierra Foxtrot Golf’, workshop ‘Anthropologists at Work! Challenges and dilemmas of qualitative fieldwork methodologies in sensitive settings’, Utrecht University, July 3, 2014.

Diphoorn, T. ‘Twilight Policing: Private Security in Durban, South Africa’, guest seminar given with Prof. Rita Abrahamsen titled “Private Security: Global Assemblages and Twilight Policing”, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2,  2014.

Grassiani, E. ‘Surveillance through Intimidation: Israeli Security Agents ‘Showing Presence’ in the Old City of Jerusalem’, conference ‘Remote control: Violence/containment/technology’, Utrecht University, December 12-13, 2014.

Grassiani, E. ‘Commercialized Occupation Skills: Globalized Israeli Combatant Experience as a Security Brand’, conference ‘Security Mobilities’, University of Amsterdam, 2014.

Grassiani, E. ‘Numbed Senses in Occupation: the Case of Israeli Conscripts’, conference  ‘Sensing War’, London, 2014.

Grassiani, E. ‘Private Security in Militarized Civilian Space’ at ‘Missions and Missionaries’, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, November 27, 2014.

Grassiani, E., R. Jaffe. ‘Inner-city security from the Outside: Foreign Aid in Kingston, Jamaica’, at ‘Security on the Move’, University of Amsterdam, September 11, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Speculative policing: Securing bodies and buildings in Kingston, Jamaica’, conference ‘Remote control: Violence/containment/technology’, Utrecht University, December 12-13, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Racializing security: Plural policing and differentiated citizenship’, Ir/relevance of race in science and society seminar, University of Amsterdam, December 8, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Security mobilities’, workshop ‘Big cities: Sources of and solutions to new insecurities’, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, November 13, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Security is everybody’s business: Plural policing and political subjectivities in urban Jamaica’. Cultural Anthropology Seminar, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, November 3, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Speculative policing: Repression and real-estate in urban Jamaica’, SCS (Society for Caribbean Studies) annual conference, Glasgow, UK, July 2-4, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Between ballots and bullets: Electoral politics and political community in and beyond the state’, University of Aberdeen workshop ‘Political community: Authority in the name of community’, Aberdeen, UK, June 24-25, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Speculative policing: Repression and real-estate in urban Jamaica’, workshop ‘Diasporic circuits reconsidered: Bringing together the post-colonial “New World” and post-apartheid South Africa’, University of Pennsylvania, April 17-18, 2014.

Jaffe, R. ‘Speculative policing: Repression and real-estate in urban Jamaica’, workshop ‘Policing the possible: Governing potential criminality’, London School of Economics and Politics (LSE), February 28, 2014.