The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course Interconnections of Finance and Security, 8th -10th October 2015. The course is organized by Nina Boy (PRIO). Course lecturers include Marieke de Goede (University of Amsterdam), Martijn Konings(University of Sydney), Daniela Gabor (University of the West of England), Andreas Langenohl (Justus Liebig University Giessen) and[Luis Lobo-Guerrero]( (University of Groningen).

The course presents the state-of-the-art of the finance-security literature and features guest lectures by some of the leading scholars in this emerging field. The cross-disciplinary problematic will be relevant for graduate students in the disciplines of security studies, international political economy, international political sociology, economic geography and anthropology and cultural studies. Organized around central concepts (e.g. sovereignty, money, value, securitisation, collateral etc) the course both serves as an introduction to the topic and allows to deepen knowledge for those who have already worked on questions related to this field. A roundtable on conceptualizing finance-security relations offers participants the possibility to follow and contribute to cutting-edge discussions. MA students may apply and will be accepted depending on available spaces.

The deadline for applications is 12 August 2015. Later applications may be accepted depending on available spaces. For further information about the course program and admission, please visit the research school course page.

The course is co-funded by the SOURCE Societal Security Network.