Academic programme

This page was last updated: 18/04/2016

Monday April 18: Human Security as an emerging and divers concept in Europe

  • Welcome and getting acquainted, Course directors
  • The course and the IUC
    Wieger Bakker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Security: a contemporary Keyword
    John Clarke (Open University, UK)
  • Environment and sustainability
    John Barry (Queens University Belfast, UK)
  • Passions and priorities: discussion in 3 subgroups on what we want to discuss during this course.
  • Human Security, the EU and International Law
    Cedric Ryngaert (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Tuesday April 19: Conflict, geo-politics and security

  • Turkey’s Hegemonic Ventures and Europe’s Disengagement from the Middle East, EU-Turkey Relations, and the Human Security Crisis
    Hakan Yilmaz (Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Peace building, civil society and the post-Yugoslav space
    Paul Stubbs (Economic Institute Zagreb, Croatia)
  • The Battle: Thesis Debate
  • How to deal with the ‘Hybrid War’ of the Russian Federation against Ukraine? Implications for human security at the European continent
    Nina Belyaeva (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
  • Workshop Commercials
  • Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

Wednesday April 20: Migration, refugees and safeguarding security

  • Migration and security in the Western Balkans
    Viktor Koska (Zagreb University, Croatia)
  • Asylm & human security: on integration and crime
    Godfried Engbersen (Scientific Council for Government Policy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Threatened and threatening – how to understand failure of international refugee protection, human rights and freedoms in contemporary fortress Europe
    Selma Porobic (Centre for Refugee and IDP studies, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina)

Thursday April 21: Values, Security and Human Rights

  • Security for the elderly: Active ageing and the impact of values, norms and opinions in the European context.
    Ladislav Rabusic (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)
  • The Battle: Thesis Debate
  • International Human Rights Conventions – Panacea, or Poisonous Chalice for Domestic Protection of Human Rights?
    Hubert Smekal (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Workshop Commercials
  • Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

Friday April 22: Markets & security

  • Financial markets and security
    Brigitte Unger (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Human Security: States, Civil Societies, and Markets as Guardians and Threats: Impressions from many Times and Places
    Frans van Waarden (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States
    David Vogel (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Strategic Options for Fostering Human Security in Europe
    Forum debate and/or simulation
  • Summary and Conclusion
    Wieger Bakker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)