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Chair group on International Relations & Security Studies

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Members of the chair group International Relations and Security Studies (IRSS) conduct research directed at understanding ‘the politics of security’ across time and space. The thematic diversity of the research in the chair group covers a range of scales and dimensions spanning local and global spaces. Researchers in the chair group ‘think’ about security within and across dimensions that include security’s discursive, visual, material, martial, spatial, and sonic practices.

Two broad themes under which the research in the chair group fits are Critical Security Studies and Security and Geopolitics. However, the research of the chair group is also characterized by boundary-crossing and innovative theoretical approaches, methods, and themes.

The Chair Group brings much of its research interests together in teaching for the specialization International Security of the MA degree program IRIO, and organizes a monthly Research Colloquium.

Last modified:22 March 2023 4.18 p.m.