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Focus Day: Societal Safety and Security


Status Open for interest registrations
School IDA-gemensam (IDA)
Division IDA
Owner Erik Prytz

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Course plan

Recommended for

Doctoral students interested in societal safety and security.


This course is available to members of the Forum Securitatis graduate school

Course objectives

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of current research challenges connected to the general topic of societal safety and security.

After the course, the students shall have a deeper understanding within a subset of the following areas:
-Societal safety
-Climate change and extreme weather events
-Societal risks with digitalization
-Organized crime, violent extremism, and terrorism
-Democracy, propaganda, and societal resilience
-Vulnerabilities and dependencies in modern society
-Preparing society for war

Course structure

The course is a Forum Securitatis "Focus Day" in conjunction with the conference "Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet". Doctoral students within the Forum Securitatis graduate school are invited to attend "Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet" and take part of the conference program. The students are free to attend the parts of the conference program that they deem most relevant to their own research areas. The course will not feature other educational activities outside of the lectures provided in the conference program.

Course examination

To pass the course, the students must:
1) Attend at least one day of the Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet conference.
2) Produce a written reflection that a) summarizes at least four presentations that the student attended, and b) relates these and the overall conference experience to their own research area.

It is expected that the written report provides a thoughtful and reflective account of the conference presentations as well as a meaningful connection to the student's own research area. The written report should be no more than five pages in length (this is a max limit and not an expected length).



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