Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) Opening Conference
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) of Leiden University in the Hague invites national and international research institutions, private organizations and governments to reflect on today’s security (research) agendas at its opening conference ‘Who determines the security (research) agenda?’ on November 9-10 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Contemporary security challenges such as terrorism, cyber-attacks, hybrid warfare and ways to deal with them, are among the topics of research and education within this new institute of Leiden University. 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 sectors.
Such collaborations raise new questions and dilemmas. For instance about roles and responsibilities of stakeholders. One of the most important questions is what security issues or challenges to focus on and from what perspective? Who should take the lead? What’s the added value of collaboration? The opening conference of ISGA focuses on these key questions.
By way of keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive workshops, and by bringing together national and international academics and representatives from governmental organisations, the private sector, NGO’s and think tanks, we hope to find answers to this and other important questions in the field of security and global affairs.