[May 2019] I chaired a panel at the STS Conference in Graz focusing on “Governing life sciences in the age of globalization: security, ethics, and emotions”.
[May 2019] On 13th May, I took part in a public debate with Dr. Gernot Erler, Prof. Hanns Maull and Dr. Jakub Eberle about “What Future for the Norms-Based International Order? Czech and German perspectives“, organized by the Representation of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Czech Republic and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University.
[February 2019] I will talk about my research at the IHS lecture on 4th March 2019. I will argue that we need to look beyond politicized cases and suggest how we might unpack “doing security” in science.
[January 2019] As a reaction to the Czech debate about disinformation and how to fight them, we wrote a commentary with Michal Smetana from the Charles University, Prague arguing against the securitization of information disorder and militarization of the public debate.
[December 2018] Together with Anna Durnova, we wrote a post on the IHS blog about climate change called The climate crisis is a social crisis. In the text we argue that our societies need to acknowledge that it might be too late to prevent the destruction of our world as we know it. Therefore, we need to strengthen not the technical but the social capacities to prevent the climate apocalypse and concentrate on solidarity and humanity.
[December 2018] Many believe that mis-/dis-information are a product of Russian information war. How does this problematization of security affect the politics of exhttps://www.ihs.ac.at/publications-hub/blog/beitraege/the-climate-crisis-is-a-social-crisispertise? Who gains power in this ‘battle for truth’? Read our new publication “The battle for truth: mapping the network of information war experts in the Czech Republic”.
[November 2018] As a part of the 6th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) held Kraków, 26-29 June 2019, we organize a workshop focused at exploring the intersection of security studies and science and technology studies. If you wish to join us and discuss “Global reconfigurations of science, technology, security“, please submit your paper abstract here by 13th January 2019.
[October 2018] I will be chairing the session on Governing life science in the age of globalization: security, ethics, and emotions as a part of the STS Conference Graz, Austria (6-7 May 2019). If you are interested in exploring different controversies surrounding the current governance of life sciences, please submit your paper here by 21 January 2019.
[September 2018] I am glad to take part in the 12th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, this time held 12th till 15th September in Prague. I will present papers about the prospects of analysing security controversies and about the re-making of a biodefence research centre.
[September 2018] The biggest gathering of biobanking experts, Europe Biobank Week 2018, takes place this year from 4th to 7th September in Antwerp. I will be present there and collaborate with the ELSI team of the BBMRI-ERIC platform.
[July 2018] The IHS recently launched a series IHS Spotlight in which it introduces its researchers. I am proud to be the first one to get introduced in this way. If you wish to learn more about how I arrived at the IHS with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, how I am getting used to the life in Vienna, my academic background and plans for the future, check out this interview.