Ole Wæver

Ole Wæver is professor of international relations and founder of the Centre for Advanced Security Theory at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he also directs the Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts. He coined the concept of securitization and co-developed what is known as the Copenhagen School in security studies. He was elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2007, became Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 2014, and was the first recipient of the Hesbjerg Foundation Peace Prize in 2015. His books include International Relations Scholarship Around the World (2009, ed. with Arlene B. Tickner), Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security (2003, with Barry Buzan), and Security: A New Framework for Analysis (1998, with Barry Buzan and Jaap de Wilde).