Rethinking Security: Steps to sustainable peace with justice

24 February 2022 - 30 March 2022




Peace and security have never been simply about not carrying or using weapons. For security to be real and lasting, issues of social and climate justice, of economics and human rights need to be addressed alongside disarmament and conflict resolution. How can we reshape thinking about what security is and how it can be achieved?

This course will explore the concept of human security, helping you to articulate the connections between different issues of peace and justice. It will outline what different approaches, issues and people need to be included in defining security in order to achieve true human and ecological security, and how you could be part of creating that through Rethinking Security’s Alternative Security Review. You can find out more about Rethinking Security at

Participants will be able to read and discuss current thinking and research on what security is and what we need to do to achieve it. This will involve challenging current narratives about the need for a military solution. In the final week you will have the opportunity to train to collect information for the Alternative Security Review.

The start date for the course is when the online content and discussion forum becomes available; you can work on this material at any time to suit you.

The live Zoom sessions are at 18:00-19:30 (UK time) every Monday during this period.

All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at

This course will involve:

Online discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsRecorded materialSpeakerWritten and visualZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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