PRIO Annual Peace Address 2015: The Dangers of Alarmism

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Mueller

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Time: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:00-21:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

PRIO Annual Peace Address 2015: The Dangers of Alarmism

​​​​​​​PRIO proudly presents Professor John Mueller of Ohio State University as keynote speaker for this year's Peace Address​. 

Comments/discussant: Åsne Seierstad​, journalist and writer.

Mueller addressed the dangers of alarmism and what he argues is an excessive fear of terrorism. Mueller is currently the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and has been a leading critic of the post-9/11 "obsession" with counter-terrorism measures. In his book "Overb​lown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them" he argues that the reaction to the threat of terrorism overshadows the threat itself.