Human Security program update, 20 December 2019

A lot has happened in the Human Security program this semester. You find a brief program update – and an invitation to The Annual Human Security Day – below. 

The Annual Human Security Day (2020)

You are hereby invited to The Annual Human Security Day, which is a new tradition that we would like to start in the Human Security program. The day includes a thesis workshop, a career workshop and an open lecture by Professor Christian Lund entitled Nine-Tenths of the Law. You find the program here:

Human Security cohort bigger than ever

This year, 50 new students started in the Human Security programme, which is the biggest uptake of student we have ever had in the program. You find an article about the study start here:  

Weekend workshop to solve Human Security issues in the Mara River Basin

As part of the course “Tropical Ecosystem Management and Human Security”, the new students went to Southern Jutland for a full weekend to design their first project in the master’s program. Read more here:

Settling in the city of Aarhus has many faces

Students of the Human Security cohort went on a walking tour with David Rickerby, Aarhus’ only apparent homeless Englishman and shared their own experience of coming to Aarhus for studying. See:

Life and Activism in Western Sahara

We were visited by Nazha El Khalidi who tolk us about the conflict in Western Saraha:

Human Security Profile Jessica Baier: “The practical approach made me wish to have a garden and just go out and try it myself”

In a Human Security profile, Jessica shared her experiences from the Human Security program. See:

“What happened in Venezuela could happen in any other country in the world”

Henry Cubillan, a retired Lieutenant-colonel of the military forces in Venezuela for 23 years, visited the Human Security 2019 cohort. Read about the event here:


The Human Security students met the last time before Christmas for an idea-generating workshop focusing on the project placement and thesis process:

Human Security supervision

All students from the 2019 cohort have now been allocated a supervisor, and we have created supervision webinars/courses for all students and their supervisors in Blackboard. The webinar includes a step-by-step overview of the supervision process and guidelines. You find the webinar under “Courses”, and the title is “Human Security Supervision 2019 (STUDENT’S NAME)”. 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Christian B.N. Gade
Program coordinator

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