Biography

Dr. Karen Lund Petersen is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen and Director of the Centre for Advanced Security Theory. Her primary research interests are security and risk governance, with a particular focus on political risk, corporate security management and intelligence. As member of the so-called Copenhagen School within security studies, she has furthermore contributed to the debate on securitization and widened concept of security. Among her most recent publications are “Intelligence expertise in the age of information sharing: public-private “collection” and its challenges to democratic control and accountability”, Intelligence and National Security 2017, and  “Risk: A field within Security Studies?” European Journal of International Relations 2012.