We invite 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.
What's it about? 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.
Who can apply? 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.
Costs: There is no participation fee. Moreover, course participants are welcome to register as members of the SOURCE primary network (http://www.societalsecurity.net/primary-network). Primary network members can get their travel costs for the course (travel and accommodation) reimbursed with up to 500 EURO (upon documentation of the original receipts). You are then required to purchase the cheapest mode of travel (within reason) of your preferred mode of transport, and budget accommodation (up to 3 nights covered).
Apply / more information: Please visit the course page.