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CAST strives to arrange a wide range of different events relating to research on security issues - in both theory and practice. Details about the events, ranging from inspirational workshops and research seminars to conferences and lectures, can be found on the right hand side and below is a list of upcoming events. 
For registration or more information about a particular event, please contact one of our student assistants.

To view the previous held events at CAST, go to Past Events.

  • 25 May 2018,

    Imagining Energy Security

    Friday the 25th of May 2018, 09.00-16.15 Energy security has often been read through the lens of the oil crises in the 1970s. Following from this, a narrative of self-sufficiency and diversification of imports has been considered pivotal. International indexes on energy security have solidified this understanding of energy security and sustainability, while the geopolitics related to oil and gas have also fed into it. But other logics of energy security exist. A narrative of “dysfunction” focuses on how certain sectors can be made vulnerable to energy cuts or shortages without affecting the society as a whole. On the other hand, a logic of “pervasiveness” focuses on how the individual and the global is knitted together through energy and nobody or nothing can escape the interconnectedness of energy. Within this debate, very little has been said about how energy security is imagined in more precise ways. How are societal values coupled with technical decision-making when it comes to energy security in specific countries or in relation to specific technologies? This workshop will enquire into this largely unchartered territory. Bringing together people from diverse backgrounds, the workshop wants to start a discussion of the socio-technical imaginaries of energy security present today. This will add much needed nuance to energy discussions, which very often either stay at a very general, geopolitical level – or delve into technological detail and risk assessments. The workshop wants to dig deeper and look into the micro- or meso-levels of energy imagination: of nations, businesses, technologies. Practical information The workshop takes place in The Faculty Lounge in building 35 (35.3.20) at Copenhagen University, Institute of Political Science Address:University of CopenhagenØster Farimagsgade 51353 København K Program 09.00-09.15 Introductory remarks: Sociotechnical imaginaries in energy security  by Trine Villumsen Berling & Karen Lund Petersen 09.15-09.45 Public keynote: What’s new and what’s old in the concept of energy security?  by Peter Burgess 09:45-10:00 Coffee 10.00-11.15 Session A: Un-making and re-making conceptions of energy security   Securitization and energy by Kacper Szulecki   Luhtourian energy approach by Jörn Richert   Energy poverty and development (TBC) by Mark Daniel Jaeger 11:15-11:30 Coffee 11:30-12:45 Session B: National or technological tales of energy security   Energy in Azerbaijan  by Aurora Ganz   Citizens’ energy initiatives in Germany, Poland and Ukraine by Izabela Survillo   Norwegian energy culture  by Sandra Sørensen & Trine Villumsen Berling   Smart grids in European expert discourses  by Lars Gjesvik 12:45-13:45 Lunch 13:45-15:00 Session C: Energy security in the Anthropocene    The energy security paradox  by Jonna Nymann   Geopolitics, energy, and the Anthropocene  by Olaf Corry 15:00-15:15 Coffee 15.15-16.00 Public keynote: Energy security mythologies  by Felix Ciuta 16.00-16.15 Concluding remarks and ways ahead  by Trine Villumsen Berling » Read more

  • 10 December 2018,

    NordSTEVA event: Data, Security, Values - Vocations and Visions of Data Analysis

    At this conference we explore how values, ideas and concepts are not only necessarily embedded in data analysis, but also in what way they are productive and co-create society. » Read more