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Paul Abels

Professor by special appointment Governance of Intelligence and Security Services

Name
Prof.dr. P.H.A.M. Abels
Telephone
+31 70 800 9506
E-mail
p.h.a.m.abels@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

Prof.dr. Paul H.A.M. Abels (1956) is Professor by special appointment of Governance of Intelligence and Security Services at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University (Campus The Hague).

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Prof.dr. Paul H.A.M. Abels (1956) is Professor by special appointment of Governance of Intelligence and Security Services at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University (Campus The Hague). His research interests include the management and operation of intelligence and security services,  the supervision of   the intelligence and security services and their role and position in the wider security system, and intelligence leadership. He conducts research on the gathering of information as a profession and the ethics of intelligence gathering. Abels holds a PhD in church history and has over thirty years’ experience as an intelligence producer (with the BVD and AIVD)and as an intelligence consumer (with the NCTb and NCTV).

Paul Abel teaches on the Minor Intelligence Studies and is developing  an introductory course on the intelligence and security services. The endowed professorship is established by the Stichting Leerstoelen Intelligence Studies (Foundation Academic Chairs Intelligence Studies) and is partly made possible by the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism.

Besides his position as professor by special appointment Abels is also a senior advisor to the NCTV and involved in The Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA).

Professor by special appointment Governance of Intelligence and Security Services

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

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag

Contact

Publications

  • Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid raadadviseur

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