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Student for a Day - MSc Crisis and Security Management, spec. Intelligence and National Security & Cybersecurity Governance

Wednesday 22 November 2023
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Are you interested in the MSc Crisis and Security Management (CSM), specialisation Intelligence and National Security and/or Cybersecurity Governance? 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 'Cyber strategy, policy and legal debatesby dr. Jelena Vicic; 
    Espionage and war in the cyber space
  • meet the student ambassadors Joeri Lammerts and Alessandra Mauri;
  • will have the possibility to ask all your questions about Crisis and Security Management, specialisation Intelligence and National Security and Cybersecurity Governance.


13:45 hrs. Start your Student for a Day at Wijnhaven
14:15 - 17:00 hrs. Lecture 'Cyber strategy, policy and legal debatesby dr. Jelena Vicic
17:00 - 17:15 hrs. Q&A

After your registration, you will receive an e-mail with more information a few days before this event starts.

If you register, we expect you to come. If you want to cancel, please send an e-mail to the ambassador.

About the course 'Espionage and war in the cyber space'

This course adopts a perspective rooted in the disciplines of political science and international relations to investigate espionage and war in cyberspace. It focuses on the key research skill of writing a ‘literature review’: mapping, understanding, and critiquing the body of knowledge on espionage and war in cyberspace. This is a highly transferable skill, relevant to academic and professional environments, as it requires students to conduct independent study, summarise their findings accurately, and identify problems and make connections without direct guidance. Students with this skill should also be a more discerning consumer of information in all walks of life, to society’s overall benefit.

In terms of content, this course traces how the internet has transformed interstate relations and introduced many new actors onto the scene – from transnational corporations to troll farms and tech-savvy activists. It explores the probability of cyberwar and reflects on the hype around it. It also critically analyses the world of digital espionage, where governments and companies steal secrets remotely for profit, security and power. Finally, it looks beyond corporate and statist lenses on international politics to address the impact of cyber conflict and cyber espionage elsewhere, in areas such as human rights and gender politics. 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 ambassadors via samcsm@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

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