ACADEMIC PROGRAMME “Rethinking the Technology – Security Nexus in Europe”

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INTERSECT will hold its first workshop at Malmö University on 26-27 October 2017. Academics, NGO representatives, civil society organisations and high-level EU officials will gather in Malmö to discuss technology – security interplays in Europe. 

Academic programme

26 October, Thursday – Room NI:B0E15 (hörsal B1)

16:15 – Opening remarks

Bruno Oliveira Martins, Malmö University

Pieter Bevelander, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Welfare and Diversity

16:30 -Keynote address “The Chain of Security”, Marieke de Goede, University of Amsterdam

Discussant: Susan Kozel, School of Art and Culture, Malmö University


27 October, Friday – Room NI: B0308

09:15 – Air, mobility and data flows

Chair: André Barrinha, University of Bath

Armed Drones and the EU: Policy, State Positions and Proliferation

       Jessica Dorsey, Rights Watch UK

Making Data Flow: the Material Infrastructures of Transatlantic Security

       Rocco Bellanova, University of Amsterdam (co-authored with Marieke de Goede

Airport security as a relationality: following the liaisons of employees and technologies

       Sarah Komasova, Charles University Prague

10:45 – Coffee break

11:00 – Technology and the management of migration

Chair: Michael Strange, Malmö University

Technology in border control – finding the right balance

       Edgar Beugels, “Research and Development Unit”, Frontex

Scrutinising EU Immigration Control: Massive Collection and Storage of Foreigners’ Personal Data as a Panacea?

       Niovi Vavoula, Queen Mary, University of London

Governing Mobility through Technologized Border Control Practices

       Burcu Togral Koca, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space

12:30 – Lunch

13:45 – Cutting-edge technology in EU security law and policy.

Chair: Mireille Hildebrandt, VU Brussels

Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex

       Chris Jones, Statewatch

‘It’s automation, not autonomy!’ Predictive policing and the human in the loop

       Matthias Leese, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

Policing ideas: the counter-democratic effects of technologies for Countering Violent Extremism

       Kristoffer Lidén, Peace Research Institute Oslo

15:15 – Coffee-break

15:30 – Roundtable discussion

Bruno Oliveira Martins, André Barrinha, Mireille Hildebrandt and Marieke de Goede, INTERSECT Coordinators

16:15 – End of the workshop



The workshop is open to students, academic staff, and the general public. For more information, please contact:

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