Cyber-attacks, terrorism, pandemics... it seems as though the world is more dangerous than ever. But is the age of risk we are living an age of new dangers, or an age of new fears about dangers?

In this masterclass, philosopher Peter Burgess explores the notion of risk, how it is becoming so prevalent in our societies and yet, how we can live with it and embrace uncertainty.

What you will learn

  • How risk perceptions evolved over time
  • What is the risk landscape we are living in today
  • Why the security measures we're taking often end up making us more insecure
  • How to live with the unknown and build societal resilience

The masterclasss in 3 main chapters

Chapter 1 00:10:00
From insecurity to risk
1.1 The evolution of insecurity and the birth of risk | 1.2 Living with danger
Chapter 2 00:08:34
The politics of risk
2.1 Security, technology and politics | 2.2 Governing through risk
Chapter 3 00:07:33
Living with uncertainty
3.1 Values and the culture of risk | 3.2 Building societal resilience