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Biography

Lee joined the Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre on the 1st September 2015. Lee is an international relations scholar, educated at the Universities of Lancaster, Birmingham and Hull, receiving his PhD in Politics from the University of Hull (1999), and awarded a Docent in Political Science by Karlstad University in Sweden (2004).

Lee has enjoyed an extensive career working in departments of politics and international relations (Hull and Karlstad universities), politics and communication studies (University of Liverpool), and business school settings (Lincoln and Loughborough universities) in the UK and Sweden. At Bournemouth, he is Programme Leader of the Masters (MSc) in Disaster Management.

Professor Miles is a distinguished scholar, holding Professorships at the universities of Liverpool (2006-2009), Karlstad (2009 - 2017), Loughborough (2011-2015) and now Bournemouth (2015 - ) as well as holding honorary professorial positions at Lancaster and University College London (UCL)...

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Research

Lee’s research interests cover several areas:

First, Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) and International Crisis Management (ICM). Presently, his research examines the role of political and policy entrepreneurs in shaping foreign policy management and emergency responses to crises and disasters. He is developing concepts of ‘entrepreneurial resilience’ in international crisis and disaster management.

Second, Regional Crisis Diplomacy and how regional actors engage in sub-state and para-diplomacy in the age of resilience.

Third, Lee directs major international projects on African disaster management. The AFRIGATE project (2017-2018) examines the role of resistance obstacles to effective African disaster managment (Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria). He also directs the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) sponsored AFRICAB project that examines single points of failure in African disaster management (Cameroon, Senegal and Sierra Leone). He further seeks to understand the role of gatekeepers in disaster management and in developing effective crisis simulations to improve 'best practice'.

Fourth, Lee is also interested in improving disaster management in the Caribbean. Lee also directs the sister PINPOINT project on single points of failure in the Caribbean (2017-19) that seeks to improve the resilience of small islands in the Caribbean using single points of failure techniques.

Professor Miles has completed over 20 major external research projects, and, in recent years, continues to be successful, attracting around 1 million euros of external funding since 2007 for a range of respective projects funded by UNISDR, Nordic Council of Ministers, the European Union, national research councils, national governments and regional authorities...

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Miles, L., Gordon, R. and Bang, H., 2017. Blaming Active Volcanoes or Active Volcanic Blame? Volcanic Crisis Communication and Blame Management in the Cameroon. In: Fearnley,, C., Bird, D., Jolly, G., Haynes, K. and McGuire, B., eds. Observing the Volcano World, Volcanic Crisis Communication. Springer.
  • Miles, L., 2015. Bridging interdependency?: Nordic 'yes, but ...' - integration from a historical perspective. The Nordic Countries and the European Union: Still the Other European Community?. 15-31.
  • Miles, L., 2015. Political entrepreneurship as painful choices: An examination of Swedish (post)-neutrality security policy. Entrepreneurship in the Polis: Understanding Political Entrepreneurship. 133-150.
  • Aflaki, I.N., Petridou, E. and Miles, L., 2015. Political entrepreneurship redux: Looking to the future. Entrepreneurship in the Polis: Understanding Political Entrepreneurship. 205-216.
  • Miles, L. and Petridou, E., 2015. Entrepreneurial resilience role of policy entrepreneurship in the political perspective of crisis management. Organisational Resilience: Concepts, Integration, and Practice. 67-81.
  • Petridou, E., Aflaki, I.N. and Miles, L., 2015. Unpacking the theoretical boxes of political entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship in the Polis: Understanding Political Entrepreneurship. 1-16.
  • Miles, L., 2014. Not Quite a Painful Choice? Reflecting on Denmark and Further European Integration. In: Miles, L. and Wivel, A., eds. Denmark and the European Union. London: Routledge, 217-227.
  • Miles, L. and Wivel, A., 2014. A Smart State Handling a Differenitated Integration Dilemma? In: Miles, L. and Wivel, A., eds. Denmark and the European Union. London: Routledge, 228-238.
  • Miles, L. and Wivel, A., 2013. Denmark and the European Union. 1-280.
  • Miles, L. and Loden, H., 2012. The Swedish Left and European Integration: Linking Laval and Lisbon. In: Holmes, M. and Roder, K., eds. The Left and the European Constitution. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 183-218.
  • Miles, L., 2011. Fusing Regions? Sustainable Regional Action and European Integration. Nordic Regional Action in a Fused Europe? In: Van Bever, E., Reynaert, H. and Steyvers, K., eds. The Road To Europe: Main Street or Backward Alley For Local Government in Europe?. Bruges: Venden Broele Publishers, 117-138.
  • Miles, L., 2011. National Adaptation and Fusion in the Nordic States. In: Hoibraaten, H. and Hille, J., eds. Northern Europe and the Future of the EU. Berlin: Berliner Wissenscafts-Verlag (BWV), 75-93.
  • Miles, L., 2011. When a Fusing Europe and a Globalizing World Meet? In: Wunderlich, J.-W. and Bailey, D.J., eds. The European Union and Global Governance: A Handbook. London: Routledge, 19-27.
  • Miles, L., 2011. Thinking Bigger: Fusion Concepts, Strengths and Scenarios. In: Diedrichs, U., Faber, A., Tekin, F. and Umbach, G., eds. Europe Reloaded: Differentiation or Fusion?. Berlin: Nomos, 187-210.
  • Miles, L., 2010. Nordic Europe. In: Dyson, K. and Sepos, A., eds. Which Europe? The Politics of Differenitated Integration. Houndmills: Palgrave, 184-197.
  • Miles, L., 2009. A Fusing Europe? Insights for EU Governance. In: Dougan, M. and Currie, S., eds. 50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Back and Thinking Forward. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 19-42.
  • Miles, L., 2009. Political Outsiders in Swedish History: Reflections from a Political Science Perspective. In: Edgren, L. and Olofsson, M., eds. Political Outsiders in Swedish History, 1848-1932. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 157-169.
  • Miles, L., 2007. Still a Fusing Europe in a Confusing World? In: Haglund Morrissey, A. and Silander, D., eds. The Eu and the Outside World: Global Themes in a European Setting. Vaxjo: Vaxjo University Press, 27-50.
  • Miles, L., 2006. Domestic Influences on Nordic Security and Defence Policy: From the Perspective of Fusion. In: Bailes, A.J.K., Herolf, G. and Sundelius, B., eds. The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy. Stockholm/Oxford: SIPRI/Oxford University Press, 77-98.
  • Miles, L., 2005. The north. The Geopolitics of Euro-Atlantic Integration. 82-98.
  • Miles, L., 2000. Sweden and Finland. In: Manners, I. and Whitman, R., eds. The Foreign Policies of European Union Member States. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 181-203.

Conferences

  • Bang, H. and Miles, L., 2016. Disaster risk perception in Cameroon and its implications for the rehabilitation of the Lake Nyos Disaster survivors. 73-76.

PhD Students

  • Magnus Lindh, 2016. The Region and the European Union? Perceptions and Preferences for Regional Action on EU-related Issues in Western Sweden (Completed, Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • Inga Narbutaite Aflaki, 2009. From the Soviet to the European Union: A Policy Study of SME Assistance Organizing in Lithuania (Completed, Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • Line Sall, 2011. Cluster Theory and Politics (Completed, Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • Christian Nitiou, 2013. The Media's Influence on the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union's Foreign Policy and Crisis Management (Completed, EU Marie Curie Fellow, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Marius Guderjan, 2013. The Application of Fusion Concepts to Local Government in the 2008 Post-Crisis World: An Anglo-German Comparison (Completed, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
  • Simon Smith, 2013. EU-NATO Institutional Dialogue as International Crisis Management: Confronting Piracy (Completed, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Max Lin, 2010. Crisis, Institutions and States: Exploring the Challenges to the European Union's Foreign Policy Towards China, 1995-2009 (Completed, University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Gamze Tanil, 2009. Norway and European Integration: A Social Constructivist Perspective (Completed, University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Hakim Darbouche, 2009. Algeria and the European Union (Completed, University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Kai Lehmann, 2008. Complexity and European Crisis Management (Completed, University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Alex Balch, 2007. European Immigration Policies: A Crisis in the Making? An Analysis of Spain and the UK (Completed, University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Anne Haglund, 2004. International Regime Theory as an Explaination for the Development of the EU Northern Dimension (Completed, University of Hull, UK)
  • Andreas Ojehag Petersson, 2015. Globalising or Globalisation of Regional Governance (Completed, Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • Lene Sucker, 2015. A Transnational Proposition:Exploring Cross-Border Cooperation Among Research Institutes in Foreign and Security Policy in a Wider Europe (Completed, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Evangelia Petridou, 2017. Political Entrepreneurship in Swedish: Towards a (Re) Theorization of Entrepreneural Agency (Completed, Mid-Sweden University (Mittuniversitet))
  • Nikola Tomic, 2016. Coordinative Discourses in Brussels: A Discursive Approach to EU Foreign Policy Analysis (Co-supervisor, Completed, EU Marie Curie Fellow, Loughborugh University, UK)

Invited Lectures

  • Regional Crisis Diplomacy: Get the Best Out of EU?, Horsham, West Sussex, UK,, 13 Mar 2013 more
  • Entrepreneurial Resilience and Disaster Management, European Business Centre, Lansdowne, Bournemouth, 25 Jan 2016 more
  • Crisis and Disaster Management in the Philippines, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, 12 May 2016 more
  • Crisis and Entrepreneurial Resileince, JP Morgan Chaseside, 09 Feb 2016 more
  • Earthquakes: Human and Social Factors, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Poole, Dorset, 16 Jan 2017 more
  • Risk and Events Research Seminar, Fusion Building, Bournemouth University, 22 Mar 2017 more
  • 'Doing the Research' and 'Researching the Doing', Fusion Building, Bournemouth University, 07 Mar 2018 more

Grants

  • Developing Multi-Hazard Risk Management and Resilience Standards: Guidlines and Handbook For Hotel Resilience (Global Initiative For Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), United National Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), 01 Mar 2016). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Member of UKRI Peer Review College (2018-2021)
  • The University of Leeds, External Examiner for PhD Thesis (2018-)
  • The University of Leeds, External Examiner for PhD Thesis (2018-)
  • University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES), Wise Man Panel Judge - Best Book/Best PhD Prize (2009-2011)
  • Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs, RIIA), London, Associate Fellow, European Programme (2002-2007)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Invited Member of Board of Directors of the new Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre based at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica - which is an initiative fully supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy Analysis, the leading international journal in FPA of the International Studies Association (ISA), published by Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Emergency Services journal entitled Journal of Population Protection, Ministry of the Interior, Czech Republic

Conference Presentations

  • 'Unlocking Resilience in Disaster Management in Ghana', GCRF AFRICAB National Parliamentary Briefing of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, Bournemouth University, UK, 'Understanding Single Points of Failure in Disaster Management in Africa', 12 Nov 2018, Executive Business Centre (EBC), Bournemouth University, UK
  • 'Unlocking Resilience in Disaster Management in Ghana' AFRIGATE National Parliamentary Briefing of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, Bournemouth University, UK, Unlocking Gateways in Disaster Management in Ghana, 12 Nov 2018, Executive Business Centre (EBC) Bournemouth University, UK
  • 4th Biennial Conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction (SASDiR), Durban, South Africa, Understanding Single Points of Failure in Disaster Management in Africa: A Driver for Research-informed Professional Practice and Capacity-building, 17 Oct 2018, Durban, South Africa
  • 4th Biennial Conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction (SASDiR), Durban, South Africa, Challenges in Managing Technological Disasters in Africa: Case Study of the Eseka Train Accident in Cameroon, 17 Oct 2018, Durban, South Africa
  • Summit of the Americas, Kingston, Jamaica (13 September 2018), The Challenge of Global Disruption: Pinpointing Single Points of Failure in Caribbean Disaster Management and Resilience, 13 Sep 2018, Regional Headquarters, University of West Indies, KIngston, Jamaica
  • AFRICAB Inter-Ministerial Briefing, Introducing GCRF AFRICAB - Driving Capacity Building in African Disaster Management, 25 Jul 2018, Dakar, Senegal
  • After Grenfell, Understanding the Implications of Framing and Blame Gaming in Grenfell, 17 Jul 2018, Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London, UK
  • Resilience Through Tourism Summit, Amman, Jordan, 27 June 2018, The ABCs of Resilience: Where Making Strategies Resilient Requires Resilient Strategies, 26 Jun 2018, Fairmont Hotel, Amman, Jordan
  • Foreign Office OTs Training Programme Conference, Pinpointing Single Points of Failure in Disaster Management in the British OTs, 30 May 2018, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Great Charles St, London
  • United Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Reduction (UKADR) Conference, A Challenge in African Disaster Management - an Analysis of the October 2016 Eséka Train Accident in Cameroon, 27 Apr 2018, University of Bristol
  • Media Training in Disaster Management, Framing and Blame Gaming on Single Points of Failure in the Context of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, 16 Apr 2018, Department of Disaster Management, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, A Glass of Disaster Management with a Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience and Foreign Policy Dynamics in Ghana, 04 Apr 2018, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, The Scandinavian Foreign Policy Collective: Managing Greater Imperatives of Safety and Resilience, 03 Apr 2018, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2nd International Travel Crisis Management Summit, 'Resilience on the Move': State of the Art and Single Points of Failure in Crisis Management (Lead Speaker on panel, chaired by Rajan Datar, BBC and including MInister of Tourism, Jamainca)., 09 Nov 2017, Haberdasher's Hall, London, UK
  • European International Studies Association (EISA), Understanding Group Dynamics As Drivers of Political Change: Where Foreign Policy Analysis and Policy Entrepreneurship Meet?, 07 Jun 2017, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • European International Studies Association (EISA), A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist?: Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon, 07 Jun 2017, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 2017 RCTI and CIH Innovation Forum: Embracing Innovation in China, Entrepreneurship and Resilience: Disaster Management in Cyber Space, 19 May 2017, Research Centre for Technological Innovation, Tsingshua University, Beijing , China
  • Innovation Forum: Embracing Innovation in China, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Entrepreneurship and Resilience: Disaster Management in Cyber Space, 19 May 2017, Tsinghua, University, Beijing China
  • International Studies Association 58th Annual Convention, A glass of crisis management with a foreign policy twist? Entrepreneural resilience in the Cameroon, 22 Apr 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon (with H Bang), 24 Feb 2017, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Understanding the Group Dynamcs As Drivers of Political Change: Where Foreign Policy Analysis and Policy Entrepeneurship Meet?, 24 Feb 2017, Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, (Policy) Entrepreneurship in Longer-Term Crisis: The Case of the Ukraine (with V Panova), 24 Feb 2017, Baltmore Hilton, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention, A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon, 22 Feb 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • China Innovation Hub UK Forum, Entrepreneurial Resilience and Crisis Management: Implications for China, 08 Feb 2017, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth
  • Executive Briefing, Carnival UK Executive Management Board, The Role of Strategic Executives and Strategic Approaches to Disaster Management, 23 Jan 2017, Southampton, UK
  • Centre for British Studies BREXIT Series, A Fusion Perspective on BREXIT Crisis Management: Reflections on a Single Market outside the Single Market?, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 12 Dec 2016, Berlin
  • International Travel Crisis Management Summit, Destination Crisis Impact: The Role of Innovation in Crisis Management, 10 Nov 2016, Haberdashers Hall, City of London, London, UK
  • China Association for Regional Economy/Regional Studies Association (RSA) Conference, China,, Smart Specialisation and 'Smart' Choices for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the EU and non-EU Regions (with Viktoriia Panova), 18 Oct 2016, Zengzhou, China
  • International Disaster and Risk Conference, Global Risk Forum, Disaster Risk Perception in Cameroon and its Implications for the Rehabilitation of the Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors (with Henry Bang), 28 Aug 2016, Davos, Switzerland
  • International Studies Association (ISA) 57th Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (16-19 March 2016), Paradiplomacy and Blames Games: Connectivity Between Regional Foreign Policy Making and Crisis and Disaster Management, 16 Mar 2016, HIlton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • IBM Client Forum on 'Cyber Resiliency - Protecting Your Business in an 'Always On' Digital World (26th November 2015), IBM UK, London, UK, Understanding Entreprenuerial Resilience and its Contribution to an 'Always On' World', 26 Nov 2015, IBM Client Centre, IBM UK, Southwark, London
  • ATLAS 2015 Annual Conference on 'Risk in Travel and Tourism', Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal (20-23 October 2015), Integrating Crisis Management and Tourism? Key Roles for Policy Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Resilience?, 20 Oct 2015, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
  • ATLAS 2015 Annual Conference on 'Risk in Travel and Tourism', Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal (20-23 October 2015), 'Blame Games and Meaning Making: Influencing Decision-Making on Disasters for Tourist Destinations' (with Richard Gordon), 20 Oct 2015, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dorset Business Continuity Forum, 'Understanding the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Resilience and Business Continuity During Times of Crisis', 22 Sep 2015, Pool Harbour Commissioners Training Suite
  • 2nd International Conference for Public Policy (ICPP), Policy Entrepreneurs as the Drivers of Tailored Innovation Policies: The Case of The Paper Province Cluster (with Inga Narbutaite Aflaki) (1 July 2015), 01 Jul 2015, Milan, Italy
  • 'Political Entrepreneurship and European Foreign Policy in the Age of Resilience', Speaker (with Evangelia Petridou), International Studies Association (ISA) 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, 18 Feb 2015, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, USA
  • Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) Section Para-Diplomacy Workshop, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA (17 Feburary 2015), 'Para-diplomacy and Political Entrepreneurship at Moments of Crisis', 17 Feb 2015, Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, USA
  • 'Understanding the 'Logics' of 'Smart Specialisation' and the Implementation Chocies for Regions in Europe', Speaker (with Viktoriia Panova),'New Challenges for the New Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: An Academic and Policy Debate' Conference, Riga, Estonia, 04 Feb 2015, Riga, Estonia
  • Risk and Crisis Research Centre (CRC) Research Seminars, Entrepreneurial Resilience: The Role of Policy Entrepreneurship in the Political Perspective of Crisis Management (with Evangelia Petridou), 16 Dec 2014, Mid-Sweden University, Ostersund, Sweden
  • 'Bringing the Agency Back In? Policy Entrepreneurship in the Age of Resilience', Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) 2014 Resilience Conference, Westminster, London, UK, Bringing the Agency Back In? Policy Entrepreneurship in the Age of Resilience, 13 Nov 2014, RUSI, 61 Whitehall, Westminster, London
  • European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Annual Conference, Glasgow University, UK, Political Entrepreneurship as Painful Choice: Examining Swedish (Post) Neutrality Security Policy', 03 Sep 2014, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  • 'Fusing Localities? Understanding European Integration of Local Government', Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Conference, UK (29 November 2013), 'The Three Panoramic Challenges of Crisis and the Challenges for Subnational Government', 29 Nov 2013, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • How the Financial Crisis Affected Regional International Relations' 11th European Week of Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS), 'Regional Crisis Diplomacy or a Crisis of Regional Diplomacy? Regional Action in the European Union', 08 Oct 2013, Charlamagne Building, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • 63rd Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual International Conference, 'Political Entrepreneurship as Painful Choices? Explaining Change and Continuity in Swedish (Post) Neutrality Policy', 27 Mar 2013, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • 40 Years Since the First Enlargement Conference, 'Denmark in the European Union: A Smart State Handling a Differentiated Integration Dilemma' (with Anders Wivel), 08 Mar 2013, Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London, UK
  • 'The State of Foreign Policy Analysis: A Town Hall Meeting with the Editors of Cooperation and Conflict and Foreign Policy Analysis', A Special Meeting of the Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) Section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and the British International Studies Association (BISA), 'The European Perspective of the State of Research in Foreign Policy Analysis and Crisis Management', 02 Jun 2012, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Qualifications

  • PhD in Politics (The University of Hull, 1999)
  • MA in European Community Studies (The University of Birmingham, 1991)
  • BA (Hons) in International Relations and Strategic Studies (The University of Lancaster, 1990)

Honours

  • PRCA DARE Award - 'Media Relations of the Year 2018' for Hurricane Irma Expert Commentary (Public Relations and Communication Association (PRCA), 2018)
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) (2010-2012) (Lancaster University, 2010)
  • Docent in Political Science (Karlstad University, Sweden, 2004)
  • 'Best Use of Media Relations 2018' PRIDE Award for Expert Commentary on Hurricane Irma (Chartered Institute of Public Relations, 2018)

Memberships

External Media and Press

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