Geopolitics of risk

Instead of understanding ’risk’ as simply a new term for ’danger’, and ’geopolitical risk’ as a new term for ’geopolitical danger’, this research seminar will present research on the geopolitical implications of the rapid evolution of the notions of risk and uncertainty. Through a range of international speakers, it will document, analyse and clarify the way risk and uncertainty are unfolding on a global scale, with implications on several levels and in several registers. It will take a critical approach to the dominant paradigms of the thought and practice surrounding the notions of security and risk, analysing the cultural, social and political conditions for the production and operationalisation of knowledge about them.