North American In/Securities: A Local-Global Nexus

Welcome to “North American In/Securities: A Local-Global Nexus,” held at the University of Turku on October 1-2, 2015. 

The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium brings together scholars to discuss 21st century security concerns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and their global implications. In particular, we will explore three tensions that characterize contemporary security concerns: 

1) national security vs. human security,

2) policy measures vs. grassroots activism, and 

3) scholarly discourses vs. artistic interventions.

Underscoring the multiple scales at which security issues are explicated, experienced, and represented, the symposium points to their far-reaching geographic, political, socioeconomic, military, and cultural ramifications