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Meeloopdag - MSc Crisis and Security Management, spec. Governance of Crisis

dinsdag 7 mei 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag

Are you interested in the MSc Crisis and Security Management (CSM), specialisation Governance of Crisis? Do you want to know more about what it is like to follow this master’s programme at Leiden University? Be a CSM Student for a Day!

(max. 15 students)

Take part in a Student for a Day at MSc Crisis and Security Management

If you decide to join this Student for a Day event, you:

  • attend the lecture by Dr Wouter Jong on 'Crisis Reform Politics and the Lac Megantic Train Disaster',
    part of the course 'Learning and Accountability
  • meet the student ambassador Emma Roelofswaard;
  • will have the possibility to ask all your questions about Crisis and Security Management, specialisation Governance of Crisis.


08:30 hrs. Start your Student for a Day
09:15 - 12:00 hrs.

Attend the lecture by Dr Wouter Jong on 'Crisis Reform Politics and the Lac Megantic Train Disaster',
part of the course 'Learning and Accountability

12:00 - 12:15 hrs. Q&A

This lecture is at another location, so please be on time at Wijnhaven, Turfmarkt 99 The Hague.

After your registration, you will receive an e-mail with more information a few days before this event starts. When you registered, we expect you to come.

About the course 'Learning and Accountability'

Western societies and governments often struggle to recuperate from crises, such as natural disasters, riots and terrorist attacks. What happens following the immediate crisis response in order to arrive at a restoration of stability? Post-crisis politics involve long-term dynamic processes of accountability characterised by formal inquiries, blame games, political manoeuvring, media scrutiny and crisis exploitation. The pressure on learning in order to improve future safety gives rise to official investigations and reform proposals. Also, society needs to bounce back and victims receive psycho-social care in the aftermath of crises and disasters. While most agree on the ambition to hold governments accountable and to learn from crises, we see that in post-crisis debates time horizons shift, data are used selectively, and inferences about 'good' and 'bad' are drawn. Meanwhile, policy makers and political executives struggle to improve their policies based on evidence in order to prepare for future crises.

This course teaches students to critically review existing research. By exploring different conceptualisations and explanatory theories in academic literature combined with reviewing and discussing empirical research, students will learn about the dynamics, consequences and challenges of post-crisis governance. The seminar series will build on a mix of academic studies, case examples, investigation reports and policy documents. The seminar has an interactive set-up and includes guest lectures from crisis professionals. Evaluating existing research and reports is an invaluable skill for practitioners in crisis and security management, such as in the process of policy-making in the safety and security domain. Read more


If you have questions about the Master's programme Crisis and Security Management, please contact the programme via csm@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

If you have questions about this event, please contact the student ambassador Emma Roelofswaard, via samcsm@fgga.leidenuniv.nl or communicatie@fgga.leidenuniv.nl 

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