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International Conference 'Who determines the security (research) agenda?'


ISGA Conference 2016

Host    Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University.

Date    9-10 November 2016

Venue The New Babylon Meeting Centre, Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2nd Floor, 2595 DA, The Hague

This conference will celebrate the official opening of ISGA as the new institute specialized in security and global affairs issues of Leiden University.

Who determines the security (research) agenda? 

Contemporary security and global affairs challenges such as terrorism, cyber attacks, hybrid warfare and the scientific and societal responses, are among the topics of research and education within the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). ISGA welcomes representatives from the public and private sector involved in security and global affairs issues.

Facing these challenges requires dialogue and collaboration between various disciplines within academia, as well as between academia and other stakeholders in the public and private sector. Such collaborations raise new questions and dilemmas, for instance about roles and responsibilities of stakeholders. The conference will focus on the following questions: what security issues or challenges to focus on? Who should take the lead? Who determines the security agenda?

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism 

ICCT Associate Fellow J. M. Berger and ICCT Research Fellow Dr. A.Schmid are panel members of the workshop: 'Islamic State and the security agenda: is the end near?'.


The conference is open for registration at