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

Tuesday 27 February 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Are you interested in the MSc Crisis and Security Management (CSM), specialisation Intelligence and National Security? 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 'International Intelligence cooperation in theory & practice', part of the course: Making Friends and Influencing People: International Cooperation and Covert Action
  • meet the student ambassador Joeri Lammerts;
  • will have the possibility to ask all your questions about Crisis and Security Management, specialisation Intelligence and National Security.


08:45 hrs. Start your Student for a Day at Wijnhaven
09:15 - 12:00 hrs. Lecture 'International Intelligence cooperation in theory & practice'
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.

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

About the course 'Making Friends and Influencing People: International Cooperation and Covert Action'

This course explores two of the most sensitive aspects of nation states’ intelligence and security communities in the international system: international cooperation, or ‘liaison’; and covert action. International cooperation takes many forms – from basic sharing of intelligence, to security assistance, to ‘clandestine’ diplomacy – in response to and in order to meet a range of security and political requirements. Similarly, governments have regularly interfered in the affairs of foreign states and societies in an unacknowledged manner to influence their thinking, behaviour, and policies, ranging from unattributable propaganda to paramilitary operations and assassinations.

While these two sensitive fields of statecraft have their own unique characteristics and intended outcomes, they also overlap through the development and use of clandestine international friendships to influence partners and proxies as much as to leverage their support. Considerations of agency and control also underpin both. And both carry not only operational but also political, legal, and ethical risks, including complicity in human rights violations and challenges to democratic norms of oversight and accountability. 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 Joeri Lammerts via samcsm@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

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