CAST and NordSTEVA public Keynotes w/ Professor Jef Huysmans and J. Peter Burges – University of Copenhagen

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CAST and NordSTEVA public Keynotes w/ Professor Jef Huysmans and J. Peter Burges

CAST will as part of the NordSTEVA project host two public keynotes on Friday the 24th of November, related to the workshop ‘Web-Romanticism 2.0? – ICT as a Means of Democratic Security Politics.

Professor Jef Huysmans from the Queen Mary University of London, will deliver the keynote 'Democratic curiosity in times of surveillance'. 
Professor Karen Lund Petersen will be chair
Location: building 35.3.20 (The Facaulty Lounge)

Professor J. Peter Burgess from the University of Copenhagen, will deliver the keynote 'The Necessary Impossibility of Digital Ethics'.
Professor Anna Leander will be chair
Location: building 35.3.12

Both public keynotes will touch upon the overall theme of Web-Romanticism 2.0? – ICT as a Means of Democratic Security Politics.

The focus is on how the web has been associated with democratic and more generally progressive politics. Those initially promoting it insisted on its emancipatory potential which groupings ranging from hackers to opposition groups in authoritarian contexts strove to realize. However, the association between the web and politically progressive politics has also long been questioned and derided as “web-romanticism”. Nowhere is this sense of disillusion with the potential of ICT for progressive/democratic politics stronger than in the security context where the link between the web and a politics of pervasive surveillance, of terrorist/militarist/extremist radicalization and of criminal networks has displaced if not definitely dissociated the ICT from ambitions of furthering democratic/progressive security politics.

Practical information:

The workshop takes place in building 35.
Jef Huysman in The Faculty Lounge, 35.3.20 
J. Peter Burgess in 35.3.12
University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science
Øster Farimagsgade 5A
1353 Copenhagen K

Please register your participation to no later than Wednesday the 22th of November
Only limited seats available. Participation is free
Jef Huysmans is Professor of International Politics. After finishing his PhD at the University of Leuven (Belgium), he took up a lectureship in International Relations and European studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is best known for his work on the politics of insecurity, the securitization of migration, and critical methods in security studies and IR. Currently he is working on security and democracy in times of surveillance, the political life of methods, and the political significance of little nothings.

J. Peter Burgess is a philosopher and political scientist, Professor and Chair of Geopolitics of Risk at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen. He is Series Editor of the Routledge New Security Studies collection. J. Peter Burgess is also project leader of the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA).