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Edwin Bakker

Professor Terrorism and Contraterrorism

Prof.dr. E. Bakker
+31 70 800 9506

Edwin Bakker is professor in Terrorism and Counter terrorism at Leiden University - Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

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Edwin Bakker is professor in Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University - Institute of Security and Global Affairs in The Hague. His fields of research are radicalisation, jihadi terrorism and in particular profiles of (jihadi) terrorists. In addition, his research is focussed on dealing with (fear of) terrorism and the policy implications in this field. 

Edwin Bakker teaches courses in the master programme Crisis & Security Management and the Minors Global Affairs and Safety, Security & Justice of the Leiden University (e.g. Dealing with Terrorism and Foreign Fighters en Terrorism and Counter terrorsim: comparing theory and practice). Additionally, he is a fellow at the International Center for Counter Terrorism (ICCT) and boardmember of the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association.

Next to his position as Professor at Leiden University Edwin Bakker is head of sector Knowledge & Research at the Dutch Police Academy. There he is, among other things, responsible for the connection and operation of research within the Dutch National Police and with relevant partners of the police.

Professor Terrorism and Contraterrorism

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute Security and Global Affairs

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



  • Raad van Advies Veiligheidsbeleid Hoger Onderwijs lid adviesraad
  • Nationale Politie, Politieacademie Sectorhoofd Kennis & Onderzoek
  • Radboud Universiteit jurylid Leon Wecke scriptieprijs
  • Terrroism Research Initiative Advies tijdschrift Perspectives on Terrorism
  • Blomberg Society Lid raad van inspiratie veilige samenleving
  • Stichting JASON lid raad van advies
  • Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken Lid Commissie Vrede en Veiligheid
  • Cyber Security Academy Bestuurslid
  • Rijksopleidingsinstituut tegengaan radicalisering lid curriculum comite
  • LDE Centre Safety & Security Lid Research Board
  • Imperial College Press Insurgency and Terrorism Series lid adviesraad
  • Pax Ludens lid adviesraad
  • Magazine Nationale Veiligheid en Crisisbeheersing lid redactieraad
  • Journal of Strategic Security redactielid
  • International Centre for Counter Terrorism -- The Hague Research fellow
  • Studiecentrum Rechtspleging gastdocent
  • Nederlandse Defensieacademie gastdocent
  • Internationale Spectator redactielid
  • NIIB Clingendael redactielid Internationale Spectator

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