CAST Lectures – University of Copenhagen

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CAST frequently present lectures on security, risk and international relations by visiting scholars. Two series of lectures have featured experts - practitioners and academics - presenting their approach to risk and security.

Guest lecture: Risk and National Security: Towards an Uncertainty Theory of Intelligence

15 August 2016 kl. 14:00

Center for Advanced Security Theory, University of Copenhagen, invites you to a lecture with professor Mark Phythian, University of Leicester. Read more

CAST Lecture with Prof. Didier Bigo

29 April 2015 kl. 14.30

CAST invites you to participate in our special CAST Lecture with Prof. Didier Bigo 29 April Read more

CAST hosts guest lecture with Prof. Sergunin

24 April 2015 kl. 12:00

CAST Guest Lecture with Prof. Sergunin: “The Russian domestic political debate on the Ukrainian crisis” Read more

Practicing Liberal-Nationalist Europe: An Evolutionary Theory of International Orders

08 November 2011 kl. 15.00

CAST Lecture: Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Emanuel Adler, recently appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. Read more

Imagining IR as a Pluralistic Social Science with Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

27 May 2011 kl. 10:00

CAST Lecture: For decades, IR scholars have labored under a delusion: that there is One True Scientific Method, and that strict adherence to that method will guarantee the scientific status of their empirical researches and pronouncements. Read more

Free Security, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Origins of US foreign policy exceptionalism

06 April 2011 kl. 13:45

CAST Lecture by Professor Campbell Craig, University of Aberystwyth. Read more

One crisis - two perspectives

23 February 2011 kl. 13:00

CAST Lecture: A social science research exhibition showcasing the Mohammed/Jyllandsposten crisis.
Special exhibition lectures by Professor Lene Hansen and Assistant Professor Mette Buchardt in connection to their exhibition which examines the events that followed the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s controversial publication of 12 drawings of the Prophet Mohammad in October 2005. Read more

Secularism and the Rise of Religious Politics in the US

15 October 2010 kl. 10:15

CAST Lecture: Mark Juergensmeyer is globally known as a leading scholar on religious politics – worldwide and particularly in South Asia and the Middle East. Domestically, in the US, he often interprets and comments on American developments, but these analyses more rarely reach his international audience. Read more

Securitization, Power, and Pratice - a CAST Lecture with Professor Michael C. Williams

25 June 2010 kl. 9.30

CAST Lecture: What is the potential for expanding the theoretical and empirical purchase of securitization theory? How can we further develop securitization theory so that it enables us to grasp some of the complex and often counter-intuitive aspects of security politics? Read more

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Lene Hansen: Visual Securitization - Taking the Copenhagen School from the Word to the Image

29 April 2010 kl. 14.00

CAST Lecture: The Muhammad Cartoons, Abu Ghraib, the hanging of Saddam Hussein – images are essential to 21st century security politics. They have instant, global circulation; they are produced by non-traditional media actors such as soldiers, political activists, artists, and ordinary citizens; and they provoke us to respond. But images do not come with a simple recipe for action: they do not tell us exactly what needs to be done and governments must therefore negotiate what they mean and what their political consequences should be. This lecture lays out the challenges that images pose for security studies and suggests how we might theorize them. Read more

American Security Policy in a Historical Light

11 June 2009 kl. 14.15

CAST Lecture: Walter Russell Mead, Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, gives the lecture "American Security Policy in a Historical Light." Mead is one of the leading scholars of American foreign policy and will present a historical lens for analyzing past and future developments in American security policy. Read more

Energy security - shifting the paradigm?

24 April 2009 kl. 10.00

CAST Lecture: Visiting researcher Kamilla Proninska, Poland, gives a lecture on "Energy security paradigm – global and regional dimensions" Read more

Energy resources as a source of armed conflicts

23 April 2009 kl. TBA

CAST Lecture: Visiting researcher Kamilla Proninska, Poland, gives a lecture on "Energy resources as a source of armed conflicts"
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Security regime building in Northeast Asia

04 February 2009

CAST Seminar: Security regime building in Northeast Asia
Presenter: Visiting professor Ren Xiao Read more