Academic Programme: Second INTERSECT Workshop

 

“Science and Technology Studies and the study of Europe”

2nd UACES Research Network – INTERSECT Workshop

University of Bath, 6-7 November 2018

Academic Programme

 

6 November 2018, TuesdayRoom 1 West 2.01

 

13.00              Arrival and Registration

13.15              Opening remarks

André Barrinha, University of Bath

Bruno Oliveira Martins, Peace Research Institute Oslo and Malmö University     

 

13:30              Session 1

Chair: André Barrinha, University of Bath

 

Fostering Ontological Insecurity:  A Framework For Understanding Information Warfare in the Modern Age 

Derek Bolton, University of Bath

 

Silo Thinking? The Public Policy Benefits of Reconnecting ‘EU CSDP Studies’ with STS and Defence Economics

Jocelyn Mawdsley, Newcastle University

 

Visions of the Future in Military Technology Development. Understanding Advanced and Future-Focused Security Projects with Co-production and Sociotechnical Imaginaries

Tom Hobson, University of Bath

 

 15:00              Coffee break

 

 15:15              Session 2

Chair: Bruno Oliveira Martins, Peace Research Institute Oslo and Malmö University

 

The Three Dilemmas of innovation Security

Brett Edwards, University of Bath

 

The Drone Age: A New Challenge for the European Union

Chantal Lavallée, Vrije Universiteit Brussel          

 

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation: Defending the European Union’s Strategic Edge

Raluca Csernatoni, Charles University in Prague

 

17:00              Keynote address – 1 East 3.6

Chair: Nicholas Startin, Chair of UACES and Head of Department, PoLIS University of Bath

 

Law, Science, Technology and Security Studies: Legal Protection by Design, Mireille Hildebrandt, VU Brussels

Discussant:  Kristoffer Lidén, Peace Research Institute Oslo

 

19:30              Dinner

 

7 November 2018, Wednesday – Innovation Centre, Seminar Room

 

09.45              Session 3

Chair: Karen Lund Petersen, University of Copenhagen

 

Towards Responsible Dual Use Framework

Inga Ulnicane, De Montfort University

 

Traveling tweets and texts: Social media evidence in terrorism financing court cases

Tasniem Anwar, University of Amsterdam

 

The Politics of EU Cybersecurity: Securitisation, technology and political ordering

Tobias Liebetrau, University of Copenhagen

 

De-scription of a Security Technology: Countering Terrorism Financing by Banks

Esmé Bosma, University of Amsterdam

 

12.00              Brown bag lunch Roundtable – STS and the study of Europe: future directions

André Barrinha, University of Bath

Mireille Hildebrandt, VU Brussels

Kristoffer Lidén, Peace Research Institute Oslo

Karen Lund Petersen, University of Copenhagen

Bruno Oliveira Martins, Peace Research Institute Oslo

 

13.30              End of the workshop

 

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2nd INTERSECT Workshop – Call for Papers

Call for Papers – STS and the study of Europe
UACES CRN – INTERSECT
Bath, 6-7 November 2018


The collaborative research Network INTERSECT: Technology-Security-Society interplays in Europe aims to develop a cross-European structure for advancing the knowledge on the many facets of the interplays between technological developments, security practices, and societal changes in Europe. It provides an open forum in which established and early career academics working on related issues meet and develop research ideas while engaging with civil society. As technological developments challenge common perceptions of space and time, they impact the way security is practiced and open up a myriad of questions about the values that sustain our societies and the principles that govern them.


The second INTERSECT workshop is scheduled to take place at the University of Bath on 6 and 7 November 2018. It is organized in cooperation with the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA) and its aim is to explore how Science and Technology Studies (STS) can be crossed with both EU studies and other theoretical concepts and approaches that have emerged to study the social, economic and political reality of Europe. Issues to be discussed include:

– Disciplinary dialogues between STS and European Studies;
– Integrative and agentic capacities of technologies in Europe;
– Politics of (algorithmic) knowledge and expertise in EU security;
– ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI) in the field of EU security.

The workshop’s keynote speech will be given by Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt on the topic ‘Law, Science, Technology and Security Studies: Legal Protection by Design’, in connection with her ERC Advanced Grant on ‘Counting as a Human Being in the Computational Law’ (CoHuBiCoL). Prof. Hildebrandt istenured Research Professor on ‘Interfacing Law and Technology’ at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and part-time Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at Radboud University Nijmegen.

We invite submissions addressing different aspects of the above-mentioned topics. Graduate students are particularly welcome to submit their abstracts, and a few small travel grants (100 GBP) are available for graduate students on a competitive basis.

Please send your 250-word abstract and 100-word bio by Monday, 2 July 2018 to Dr André Barrinha (a.barrinha@bath.ac.uk).

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CfP INTERSECT panels at the 48th UACES Annual Conference

 

The collaborative research Network INTERSECT aims to develop a cross-European structure for advancing the knowledge on the many facets of the interplays between technological developments, security practices, and societal changes in Europe. It provides an open forum in which established and early career academics working on related issues meet and develop research ideas while engaging with civil society. As technological developments challenge common perceptions of space and time, they impact the way security is practiced and open up a myriad of questions about the values that sustain our societies and the principles that govern them. INTERSECT contributes to public and academic debates around topics such as surveillance, public-private relations and hybrid rule, cybersecurity, use of drones and artificial intelligence, data retention, or suspect profiling.

For the upcoming 48th UACES Conference (University of Bath, 2-5 September 2018), INTERSECT is interested in submitting up to three panels that address any of these specific topics, or that problematise the relation between security and technology in Europe more broadly. Theoretical debates around these topics are particularly welcome.

Papers should be submitted to Dr André Barrinha (a.barrinha@bath.ac.uk) and Dr Bruno Oliveira Martins (bruno.martins@mah.se) by 10 January 2018.

 

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: bruno.martins@mah.se

Call for Papers “Rethinking the technology-security nexus in Europe”

Malmö University, 26/27 October 2017

The UACES Collaborative Research Network INTERSECT: Technology-Security-Society Interplays in Europe will hold its first workshop at Malmö University in 26 and 27 October 2017. This event will bring together academics, NGOs and practitioners to assess current technological developments that impact security practices in Europe. With different sessions organised around themes such as Security and secrecy, Technology in the securitization of migration, and Cutting-edge technology in EU security law and policy, it will enable discussions among young and established researchers on the present and future of European security.

A limited number of slots is available in the programme, and we invite submissions addressing different aspects of the above-mentioned topics. Graduate students are particularly welcome to submit their abstracts, and a few small travel grants (100 GBP) are available for graduate students on a competitive basis.

Please send your 250-word abstract and 100-word bio by Friday, 23 June 2017, to bruno.martins@mah.se.