J. Peter Burgess is a Research Professor at PRIO, where he leads the Security Programme and edits the interdisciplinary peer‐reviewed journal Security Dialogue. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU). Born in Germany, he was trained in Mechanical Engineering, Comparative Literature, and Philosophy in the U.S., Germany, France, and Italy. His research and publishing has covered fields such as philosophy, political science, gender, history and cultural studies. His current research focuses on the ethical implications of the changing nature of threat and insecurity, particularly in Europe. Burgess has been an active originator and coordinator of a number of national and international research projects, most recently the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7) project Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security continuum in Europe (INEX).