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The CAST conferences are occasional academic fora for discussion, by which CAST aims at facilitating and spurring advanced academic debate around relevant security topics. Previous conferences have included interdisciplinary issues such as lessons learned from 9/11, best practices in security expertise and the environmental threat to Arab security.

Translations of Security: Changing social understandings of threats, risks and dangers

20 May 2014

Translations of Security conference, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), will take place May 20-22 2014 at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. The aim of the conference is to take ‘new security studies’ beyond the established theoretical debates and schools and ask questions to translation of security across disciplines and in practice. In theoretical and empirical terms it will address how meetings between different fields of practice continually challenge, modify or maintain social understandings of security threats, risks and dangers. Read more

An Open World: Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr's Thoughts

04 December 2013

In 2013 a wide range of events commemorate the 100th anniversary of Niels Bohr's three epochal articles that most famously introduced the quantum-physical model of the atom. The University of Copenhagen celebrate aspects of Bohr’s work and thoughts by hosting the conference 'An Open World: Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr's Thoughts' on 4-6 December 2013 in Copenhagen. Read more

National Security, Risk Management and the Transformation of Bureaucratic Ethics

23 May 2013

In May 2013, CAST hosts a conference on "National Security, Risk Management and the Transformation of Bureaucratic Ethics”. Read more

Conference on the Conceptual History of Security

27 November 2012

Symposium co-hosted with Videnskabernes Selskab and CAST Director Prof. Ole Wæver: "Conference on the Conceptual History of Security" Read more

Capturing Security Expertise: Concepts, Typologies, Practices, Power

16 June 2011 kl. 08.30

This workshop brings together leading scholars from Science Studies and Security Studies to explore how security expertise contributes to social and political transformations on a national, regional and global scale. Read more

Times of Security: Ethnographies of Fear, Protest and the

18 May 2011 kl. 13:00

What visions of the future do hopes and promises of security conjure? What, and when, is the ‘time of security’? Comparing anthropologically the temporal dimensions of danger in different securitized contexts, this workshop seeks to shed light on how security and insecurity – its fears and fantasies, the violence and even revolutions carried out in its name – are conceptualised and experienced in the contemporary world. Read more

Environmental Threats to Arab Security

27 October 2010 kl. 09:00

The spread of epidemics and infectious diseases does not only pose a threat to public health, it also threatens the livelihood of people and national economies. Furthermore, in recent years the scope of natural or human disasters, like earthquakes, flooding, and breakdown in infrastructure, has expanded in an unprecedented way. This conference will discuss three topics: major disasters, water scarcity, and epidemics, as prevailing environmental threats in Egypt and the Arab region. Read more

Politics of Securitization

13 September 2010 kl. 09.30

This conference aims to take the debate on the theory of securitization one step further and bring to light how different understandings of politics define and constrain the field of security studies in general, and securitization theory in particular. The conference is open to specially invited guests only.  Read more

The Evolution of International Security Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions

12 November 2009 kl. 9.00

Following the recent publication of Barry Buzan and Lene Hansen’s The Evolution of International Security Studies (Cambridge University Press, September 2009), Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen and Security Dialogue held the conference 'The Evolution of International Security Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions', November 12, 2009. Read more

Securing Knowledge About the Danger

29 October 2009 kl. 9.00

October 29-30, 2009, CAST held the conference "Securing knowledge about the danger - Methodologies and rationalities of threat measuring and risk assessments." The main aim of the conference was to present and discuss different calculations and formulas for assessing insecurity, danger, risks, threats etc. in different disciplines. The programme was structured around three core practices: intelligence gathering, insurance and risk assessments.
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Religion, civil religion and human rights

23 October 2009 kl. 8.30

CAST Conference on religion, civil religion and human rights, and what has been and will be their impact on global security. The conference is arranged by Helle Porsdam, Copenhagen University, and supported by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). Read more

DEDI Workshop

24 June 2009

On the 24th of June, 9 participants from 6 academic and government institutions in Denmark, Egypt Turkey and Norway, came together at the hotel Skt. Petri in Copenhagen for a days conceptual workshop on the collaborative partnership between CAST and The Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI). Read more

Climate/Security

09 March 2009 kl. 9.45 AM

CAST Conference on the Climate/Security nexus. The main discussion topics are: What do we know empirically about conflict caused by climate change, is climate change becoming a security issue, and with what effects?   Read more

CAST Opening Conference

21 October 2008

CAST Conference
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