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Liesbeth van der Heide

Education and Research Staff Member

E.J. van der Heide MA
+31 70 800 9517

Liesbeth van der Heide is a researcher and lecturer at Leiden University, Institute of Security and Global Affairs. Extension number: 8217.

More information about Liesbeth van der Heide

Liesbeth van der Heide is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University since 2011. She also works as a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) where she coordinates ICCT's activities in the field of (counter-) terrorism in prison.

Currently she is working on a project that focuses on prisons in North-Africa and South East Asia and includes implementing threat and risk assessment measures to identify and assess violent extremism.

Her fields of interest are: terrorism and stability in the Sahel (Mali); the overlap and fusion of (non)violent jihadist, separatist and rebel movements; (de)radicalisation and reintegration; and effective counter-terrorism. She currently coordinates a two-year research project for the National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism and Security (NCTV) regarding the effectiveness of the reintegration of terrorists in the Netherlands. She teaches Master-level courses on Security and Intelligence and Security and the Rule of Law. Previously she managed several research projects, including research for the Dutch National Police on lone actor terrorism; research for the General Intelligence and Security Service in the Netherlands regarding a fear-management based approach to counter-terrorism; a research project for the Ministry of Security and Justice on the integrity-crime nexus. In 2013 she was a Research Fellow at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law. She is a member of the Dutch Flemish Network for Radicalization and Terrorism Research.

Education and Research Staff Member

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

External PhD candidate

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

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 4.02



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  • George Washington University - Program on Extremism Research Fellow
  • Clingendael Programma manager
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