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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

On this webpage you will find information about his current activities as well as access to his public talks, publications and teaching materials.

You will also find his blog on European political culture.

More details and contact information can be found here.

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    Resilience and the dialogue of values

    UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March

    Uni Freiburg

    What is security? Historical and conceptual frameworks for security research

    Center for Security and Society, University of Freiburg, 25 June

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    Security with and for Society Advisory Group

    European Commission, Brussels, 16 June

    Politics of exile

    The Politics of Exile
    Seminar on Elizabeth Dauphinee’s Politics of Exile, with tha author, Naeem Inayatullah, Himadeep Muppidi, and Katie Hite. Vassar College, 15 November.

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    Trust as a proxy of certainty
    Presentation at the Transatlantic science week conference, Washington, 12 November

    Presentation slides here

    CORE project workshop, New Delhi, November 11.
    Presentation on The state and social justice.
    Audio here.

    Security as ethics (in German)

    Keynote address to the conference Sichere Zeiten, hosted by the German Ministry of Research and Education.

    Text in German here
    Audio in German here


    Terrorism and responsibility (in Norwegian)

    Keynote address to the annual research conference of the Norwegian Police College.
    Text in Norwegian here
    Audio in Norwegian here

    SECILE Kick-off meeting (Legitimacy and effectiveness of legal measures against security threats)
    Durham, U.K., 21 May 2013

    Op-ed. Politics of regret gives no guarantees Aftenposten, 18 April, 2013 (in Norwegian)
    available here. Google translate version here

    Annual conference of the International Studies Association, San Francisco 2-5 April.

    Current information and programme available here.

    Awarded the Bergesen’s Prize for the Common Good. PRIO anouncement here.

    CATO project consortium meeting and General Assembly, Portsmouth, England, 14 March, 2013.

    Participating in a panel discussion on Horizon 2020 at SRE, Madrid, 13 March, 2013

    First meeting of the ADVISE project’s Advisory Board, Rome, 12 March, 2012.

    Meeting of the NATO Independent Scientific Evaluation Group, Brussels, 8 March, 2013.

    Interview on EKKO about cultural differences in security expectations, 1 March, 2013 (in Norwegian).

    EKKO interview

    CORE project stakeholder workhop, Guwahati, India, 26-27 February, 2013.

    European Commission, FP7 Space Research Programme ethics screening, Brussels, 11-14 February.

    ETTIS project stock-taking workshop, Stockholm, 5-6 February.

    Subjectivity, vulnerability and temporality: The accusation

    Living in Surveillance Societies workshop on Time and security, Lund, 31 January, 2013.
    Download speaking notes here

    Dagsnytt 18 appearance surrounding ‘The bureaucratization of terrorism’, 25 January, 2013 (in Norwegian).

    Dagsnytt 18 debate.

    Terrorismens byråkratisering (The Bureaucratization of Terrorism) in Morgenbladet, 25 January, 2013.
    Read here. (Google translation here).

    Qi2S project kick-off meeting, Tel Aviv, 23-24 January, 2013.

    Learning by doing – making interdisciplinarity work, speech, Brussels, 15 January, 2013.
    Conference webpage
    The conference proceedings can be downloaded here.

    Value, security and temporality in Nietzsche’s critique of modernity

    The sociological review, 60(4) 2012, 696-714.

    Access here.

    Modernité et obselence du concept de sécurité énergétique

    Cahiers de la sécurité, No. 21, 29-38

    Access here.

    Destination Europe, San Francisco, 6-7 December

    The societal impact of security research
    PRIO Brief 9/2012
    Download here

    Dialectical constitutionalism?
    in John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez (eds.), A Multitude of Constitutions? European Constitutional Pluralism in Question. Oslo: ARENA, 76-82.
    Download here

    Digital Enlightenment Forum, Luxembourg, 18-19 June

    Nordic states and societal security, Stavanger, Norway, 25 May

    CORE mid-term conference, Varanasi, India, 18-19 March

    CATO project meeting, Tel Aviv, 27-29 February

    European Commission: proposal screening, Brussels, 13-17 February

    PERSEUS project management meeting, Madrid, 1-2 February

    A Threat against Europe? Security, Migration, Integration, with Serge Gutwirth (eds.) Brussels: VUB Press.

    Available here

    CORE project meeting, New Delhi
    (Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in Europe and India)

    Video lecture: Ten years of terror, University of Leeds, Histories of Violence project. Link here

    The Ethical Subject of Security: Geopolitical Rationalities and the Threat against Europe. London: Routledge.

    Available here

    The Human Security Tale of Two Europes, Geopoltics. 24(4) (with Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh).

    Access here