Jonas Feltes is a postdoc at the Ruhr University Bochum.
He was a PhD candidate in the research project “Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies” of Professor Seumas Miller (TU Delft). His main research interests include the relation between weapon technologies and terrorism as well as concepts of collective responsibility as starting point for security research.
Jonas completed his M.Sc. in the program “History and Philosophy of Science” at Utrecht University with a focus on the history of technology and (global) security. In his master thesis he investigated the relation between selected explosive technologies and terrorism and described both patterns in the selection of specific explosives by different violent groups as well as complex knowledge networks to distribute technical expertise on explosive manufacturing beyond the borders of groups and ideologies. During his studies Jonas worked on topics such as bioterrorism & biological warfare, the role of media in terrorism and disasters, industrial espionage, ethical dimensions of asteroid mining and space exploration as well as ethical issues with unmanned weapon systems.