Reimagining Security

Schools of Public Engagement: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Reimagining Security
Fall 2024
Taught By: Peter Hoffman
Section: A

CRN: 17267

Credits: 3

What is security? The concept is dramatic enough to warrant the use of military force and declare states of emergency, and malleable enough for political rhetoric and fashion marketing. This course will critically explore the concept, discourse, and practice of security as a central organizing principle, reality, and relationship of the modern social-political order and its contemporary trajectory. Topics include the fundamental interrelation between security and order, including classic political, sociological and psychological approaches that look at processes of state-making/war-making and identity as a driver; critical assessments of conventional security frameworks, such as Securitization models, and feminist and post-colonial perspectives; terrorism and exception; technologies of control and surveillance; privatization and commodification; livelihoods, environment, migration and diseases as security issues; the shifting nature of emergencies and intervention; and, security knowledge as a form of power.

This course was formerly titled "Critical Security Studies."
This course is part of the Conflict & Security concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs (GPIA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:56am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024