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December 2018

Our first article from the predictive policing project, entitled “Predictive policing and the politics of patterns”, has now been published as online first version in the British Journal of Criminology.

In the paper, Mareile Kaufmann, Simon Egbert and I explore the role and epistemic status of pattern identification in different approaches to predictive policing. (Link)

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December 2018

My article “Between a carrot and a stick: Science diplomacy and access to EU research funding” in Global Policy has now appeared in print. It is part of an excellent special issue on “Science Diplomacy”, guest-edited by Carolin Kaltofen and Michele Acuto. The entire issue can be accessed here: (Link)

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November 2018

Together with Dagmar Rychnovská and Sam Weiss Evans, I am organizing a workshop on “Global reconfigurations of science, technology, and security”. The workshop will take place in Kraków in June of 2019, as part of the EISA’s European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS).

All information, including the Call for Papers, can be found here: (Link)

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November 2018

My latest article, co-authored with Kristoffer Lidén and Blagovesta Nikolova, has been published in Security Dialogue as online first version. In the paper, entitled “Putting Critique to Work: Ethics in EU Security Research”, we engage the relationship between critique and ethics vis-à-vis the European Union’s funding framework for security research. (Link)

The print version will become part of the journal’s 50th anniversary special issue on “Doing and Mediating Critique”, guest-edited by John Austin, Rocco Bellanova and Mareile Kaufmann.

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November 2018

The 2018 edition of the CSS Bulletin on Swiss Security Policy has been published. I have contributed a chapter on predictive policing in Switzerland. The entire volume can be downloaded here: (Link)

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October 2018

Together with Simon Noori and Stephan Scheel, I am organizing a workshop on digital technologies and the politics of bordering. The event will take place in Zurich in May 2019. The Call for Papers can be found here: (Link)

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October 2018

My 2017 article “Prevention, Knowledge, Justice: Robert Nozick and Counterterrorism” in Critical Terrorism Studies has been re-published as part of the collection “Critical Terrorism Studies at Ten: Contributions, Cases and Future Challenges”, edited by Richard Jackson, Harmonie Toros, Lee Jarvis and Charlotte Heath-Kelly. (Link)

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September 2018

At the European International Studies Association (EISA) conference in Prague, I have presented ongoing work on (1) predictive policing, (2) critical security studies and critique, and (3) research ethics.

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July 2018

Together with Simon Egbert, I have organized two panels on predictive policing at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) conference in Leicester. I have also presented a paper from my own research on predictive policing.

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July 2018

I was invited to give a keynote lecture on technology and the EU border framework at the workshop “Surveillance, Terrorism, Normality” in Tuebingen.

As part of that trip, I also gave a guest-lecture on security culture and security markets in the seminar “Security in Times of Modern Information Technologies” at the University of Tuebingen.

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July 2018

I have presented ongoing research on technology and border management at the Association of Borderland Studies (ABS) conference in Vienna.

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July 2018

My guest-contribution to “sicherheitspolitik-blog.de”, a German blog on security politics, has been published. In my post, entitled “Europe’s new digital borders”, I analyze implications of new technologies for border management. (Link)

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June 2018

I have presented work on predictive policing at the British International Studies Association (BISA) conference in Bath.

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June 2018

I have participated in the workshop “New Technologies of Warfare: Implications of Autonomous Weapons Systems for IR” at the European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) in Groningen with a paper on human-machine interaction.

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May 2018

Two encyclopedia entries on “Passenger Profiling” and “Airport Terminal Security Screenings”, both co-authored with Michael Nagenborg, have been published as part of the “SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy”. (Link)

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April 2018

Together with Mareile Kaufmann, I have presented research on predictive policing at the workshop “Automated Justice: Algorithms, Big Data and Criminal Justice Systems” in Zurich.

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April 2018

My article “Between a Carrot and a Stick: Science Diplomacy and Access to EU Research Funding” has been published as online-first version in Global Policy. The paper analyzes the dispute between Switzerland and the EU on the freedom of movement, and how access to Horizon 2020 was in this conflict mobilized as political leverage by the European Commission. (Link)

The print version of the article will be part of a special issue on science diplomacy, guest-edited by Carolin Kaltofen and Michele Acuto.

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April 2018

I have given a guest-lecture on predictive policing in the seminar “Big Data, Law & Policy” at ETH Zurich.

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February 2018

Our special issue on “The new mobilities paradigm and critical security studies”, co-edited together with Stef Wittendorp, has been published in Mobilities Vol. 13, No. 2.

In addition to excellent work from George Glouftsios; Johannes Kester; Audrey Reeves; Pete Forman; Samid Suliman; and Jana Hönke & Ivan Cuesta-Fernández, the issue also contains an article by myself, entitled “Standardizing Security: The Business Case Politics of Borders”, in which I explore biometrics and automated border control in the EU.

The entire issue can be accessed here: (Link)

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February 2018

I have presented ongoing research on borders and technology at the Swiss Political Science Association (SPSA) conference in Geneva.

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