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Student for a Day - MSc Crisis and Security Management, spec. Governance of Crisis

Thursday 22 February 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

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 Mr.Dr. Wouter Jong on 'Crisis communication online. From rumours to #fail. Coping with disinformation and polarization.',
    part of the course 'Crisis & Risk Communication
  • meet the student ambassador Emma Roelofswaard;
  • will have the possibility to ask all your questions about Crisis and Security Management, specialisation Governance of Crisis.


11:30 hrs. Start your Student for a Day
12:15 - 15:00 hrs. Lecture by Mr.Dr. Wouter Jong on 'Crisis communication online. From rumours to #fail. Coping with disinformation and polarization.'
15:00 - 15:15 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 'Crisis & Risk Communication'

Crisis management and crisis communication are intertwined phenomena. Knowing how to communicate increases the effectiveness of crisis management, as stakeholders regain trust and public confidence is restored. This course bridges theory and practice. We present recent theory and concepts, illustrated by best practices of crisis communication. The course focuses on the role of communicative responses during scandals and crises in order to minimise damage and impact in the long run. Case studies from The Netherlands and abroad will be used throughout the course. Students will get more insights into the use of crisis response strategies, the concept and value of meaning making and public leadership in times of crises, and the specific elements of social media as a tool for crisis communication. Students will acquire professional and political sensitivity to communication issues in crisis management, and draft a strategic advice on crisis communication. Their competency to look at risk and crisis communication strategically and empathetically based on practical and academic insights will benefit them in their future professional environment when communication is key in addressing crises and security issues.

Throughout the course, there will be a strong emphasis on challenging students to assess crisis communication dilemmas from the position of other stakeholders, such as media, victims or other organisations within the professional governmental network. Also, insights are provided in terms of risk communication, from natural hazards such as superstorms and floods, to man-made disasters such as toxic spills and accidents, and the threat of earthquakes following the extraction of natural gas in The Netherlands. 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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