The 5th International  Academic
Human Security Conference

| Belgrade, Serbia, November 4-5, 2022 |  

About the Conference

About the Conference #HS22

The Human Security Conference titled "Innovation, Research, and Knowledge in the (re)configuration of Human Security" is the fifth edition of the high quality academic event that gathers leading scholars in human security area. Our #HS22 conference is a recurring biannual event which now follows more than 8 years of progressive dealing with the concept of human security.

We are closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As of September 20, we are positive that we will gather physically at the premises of the building of University of Belgrade Rectorate.

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Venue: Rectorate of the University of Belgrade
1 Studentski trg, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade

Institute of International Politics and Economics


Friday and Saturday
November 4-5, 2022


List of Scientific Committee Members

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

of the 5th International Academic Conference on Human Security

Heriberto Tapia

Dr. Heriberto Tapia

UNDP - Research and Strategic Partnership Advisor

Prof. Giorgio Shani

Prof. Giorgio Shani

ICU Japan / LSE - Visiting Professor


Prof. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

SciencesPo Paris, Professor


The final Conference Agenda

The agenda details could vary until the event commences. Electronic version of the document takes precedence over the printed one in the event of a potential discrepancy of timings and/or speakers.
Full Agenda in .PDF format could be downloaded HERE.


Due to a large number of participants, we urge you to arrive at least 30 minutes at the venue before the Conference commences.

Heriberto Tapia

Official Opening Ceremony

Prof. Dr. Vladan Đokić, Rector of the University of Belgrade
Prof. Dr Vladimir N. Cvetković, Dean of the Faculty of Security Studies of the University of Belgrade
Prof. Dr Branislav Đorđević, Director of the Institute of International Politics and Economics
H.E. Mr. Yakup Beris, Resident Representative of UNDP in Serbia
H.E. Mr. Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia
Dr Aleksandar Jović, Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and European Integrations, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia
Dr Jelena Begović, Minister of Science, Technological Development, and Innovations of the Republic of Serbia

Jack Christiansen

Media Statements and Technical Break

Hubert Hirthe

Keynote Speech 1: Heriberto Tapia, UNDP New York

New threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding greater solidarity

Shahrbanou Tadjbaksh

Keynote Speech 2: Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, SciencesPo Paris

From security by and for people to security from people: Does the reconceptualization of Human Security in the Anthropocene add to its appeal?

Shahrbanou Tadjbaksh

Discussion & Keynote Overviews

Moderated by: Giorgio Shani, LSE London

Alejandrin Littel

PANEL 1: International relations and Anthropocene in a new global era

Chaired by: Des Gasper, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jack Christiansen

Lunch Break Hall 1

Served for the participants of the Conference.

Willow Trantow

PANEL 2: New directions for Human Security research methodology

Chaired by: Maria Bakalova, Associate Professor, University of National and World Economy

Jack Christiansen

Coffee Break Hall 1

Willow Trantow

PANEL 3: Human security in practice – case studies /In parallel to Panel 4/

Chaired by: Luka Glušac, Assistant Director and Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory

Willow Trantow

PANEL 4: Extremisms and other social phenomena/In parallel to Panel 3/

Chaired by: Marija Đorić, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Political Studies

Jack Christiansen

Day 1 Closure Hall 1


Due to large number of participants, we encourage you to arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the Conference commences.

Brenden Legros

Keynote Speech 3: Giorgio Shani, LSE London

Rethinking Human Security in a post-COVID world

Shahrbanou Tadjbaksh

Discussion & Keynote Overviews

Moderated by: Shahrbanou Tadjbaksh, SciencesPo, Paris

Hubert Hirthe

PANEL 5: (Public) policies in era of post-pandemic and post- truth /In parallel with Panel 6/

Chaired by: Aleksandra Ilić, Associate Professor, Faculty of Security Studies University of Belgrade

Cole Emmerich

PANEL 6: Human Security in developing areas – India in focus/In parallel with Panel 5/

Chaired by: Puneet Pandey, Research Scholar, Kumaun University India

Jack Christiansen

Coffee Break Hall 1

Served for all the participants.

Alejandrin Littel

PANEL 7: New technologies and innovation of Human Security research /In parallel with Panel 8/

Chaired by: Srđan T. Korać, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Political Studies

Alejandrin Littel

PANEL 8: Armed conflicts and migration: A quest for Human Security concept? /In parallel with Panel 7/

Chaired by: Nebojša Petrović, Full Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

Alejandrin Littel

PANEL 9: Future pathways of post-pandemic Human Security

Chaired by: Miloš Petrović, Research Fellow, Institute of International Politics and Economics

Willow Trantow

CONFERENCE CLOSURE Chaired by: Nenad Stekić

Conference concluding remarks and adjurn.

Brenden Legros

Informal meetings By Invitation Only

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Rectorate of the University of Belgrade

We are happy to confirm that the Conference venue for this year will be the Rectorate building of the University of Belgrade.

Address: 1 Studentski trg, 11000 Belgrade

Organizers and Partners


  • As of March 2022, we are positive that we will meet in person in Belgrade this autumn. However, our team is closely monitoring the situation with ongoing pandemic. We are going to implement all the efficient measures against the spread of the COVID-19. As an extemption, we will approve the participants whose residing countries at the moment of the conference are strict - to give their speech via video link.

  • We fully understand the challenges that the pandemic brought to everyday lives. Thus, participating the #HS22 edition of the Conference is completely free of charge. Besides, we encourage PhD students to submit their papers. Kindly note that we are not able to cover travel or accommodation expenses.

  • We are not able to do individual bookings. However, prior to the event, we are going to publish the InfoKit with all the technical details that might help you out with your stay in Belgrade.

  • We are comitted to high quality academic papers on the thematic areas of our Conference. Therefore, we deploy rigour reviewing process which is organized in three stages. First, we screen the suitability of your abstract. After you submit your paper, we perform double peer reviews with an additional third review if necessary. Lastly, we offer the participants a chance to publish their paper in a thematic collections of papers.

  • Yes! We will open the spectators registration in due time. While, at this stage we can not guarantee that we will be able to stream the conference via video link, we encourage in-person attendance within the venue premises.

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Participate the #hs22 Conference

To apply for participation at our event, you need to fill in the Abstract Form. Please note that your abstract must adhere to the thematic framework of the #HS22 Conference, as described in the Call for Abstracts page or (full .PDF document here). You may download the Abstract Form bellow. It should be dully filled in and sent back to the following e-mail address:
We expect to receive all the abstracts no later than May 31. We will notify the authors on the acceptance of their abstracts and confirm their spot within the Conference by June 5.