Rethinking Global Security: Emerging Threats and Challenges
Traditionally, the state has monopolized the pursuit of national security goals as a way of ensuring its survival and protection of its citizens. Therefore, security has been a national problem, not a global one. Today, however, there is a growing consensus that security is no longer only threatened by uniformed and armed foreign militaries, but rather that globalization requires rethinking of our concepts to address a more complicated and interconnected set of threats including food, water and energy shortages, climate change, pandemic diseases, vulnerable cyber space and information systems, gender violence, piracy, transnational criminal terrorist and criminal networks, human and drug trafficking.
In addition to the conference theme, the conference welcomes presentations on all aspects of the developing world.