Call for Applications: PhD Course 'Societal Security: Critical Perspectives'

PhD Course: 17-19 October 2018, Brussels

Deadline for applications: 10 September 2018

A course organised by the Research School on Peace and Conflict, SOURCE Societal Security Network, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Institute for European Studies, Free University Brussels (VUB). 

The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Societal security: critical perspectives, to take place at VUB in Brussels on 17-19 October 2018. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2018.

This course invites a reassessment of security politics in Europe through a critical engagement with notions and policies of societal security. Sessions investigate key aspects, including security actors, institutional dynamics, threat perceptions, relations between finance and security, new security technologies and the ethics of security.

While drawing on perspectives from critical security studies, International Relations, political sociology and ethics, the course is interdisciplinary and welcomes participants from other disciplines as well, like political science, history, law, anthropology and human geography. PhD Candidates have first priority, but Post-doc researchers and MA students with relevant projects are also welcome to apply. So are practitioners with a relevant MA or PhD degree working in the field of societal security.

The course is organised by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) in collaboration with Irina van der Vet and Ólöf Söebech (IES, VUB). Guest lecturers include J. Peter Burgess (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Emma Mc Cluskey (Kings College London), Reinhard Kreissl (Vienna Centre for Societal Security) and Nina Boy (PRIO). 

Please visit the course page for further information and registration/application.