Risk, security and democracy: A public conversation

Charles Vincent, Greta Krippner, Émile P. Torres, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen, Andrew Stirling, Suzanne Schneider
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16:30 - 18:00
Oxford Martin School (and Online)
34 Broad Street
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Lecture Theatre (and online)

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Lectures and seminars
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Disabled access?
Booking required

Criss-crossing the disparate realms of healthcare and global finance, war and national security, climate and personal safety, the language and logic of risk have become pervasive in the 21st century.

This public conversation invites the panel of speakers to consider the relationship between democratic governance and risk as a form of social and political rationality. Examining attempts to manage risk in the contexts of healthcare, national security, science and technology, finance, and human sustainability, each speaker will ask: What challenges does the 'risk society' present to democratic governance? How might shared risks be truly mitigated, rather than offloaded to those with less structural advantage? And what might a democratic theory of risk management look like?

This is a joint event with the Calleva Centre at Magdalen College.

This talk will be in-person and online