Security Governance & Conflict Resolution

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The word ‘security’ is omnipresent in media, politics and daily conversations. But what does it actually mean? What makes one feel secure? And, more importantly, how is security organised in order to improve it and what are effective ways to deal with (violent) conflicts? In other words, in what ways is security governed?

This three-week programme will give students an in-depth look into the ways in which thinking and speaking about security have changed over time, and how stakeholders on various levels deal with conflicts and security, ranging from the international arena to the state and from private security companies to communities and individuals.

  • International classroom
  • Trips to Brussels and Den Haag included

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I am a law student from India. I attended the security governance and conflict resolution summer programme in June 2017. The course structure was very interesting and the lecturer Mr.Martijn Dekker is an inspirational human being. He was so knowledgeable and humble and not to mention FUN. The University had planned 2 trips to the ICC in Hague and the Nato SHAPE in Belgium. These 2 trips were once in a life time opportunity. The housing was very comfortable and located at the heart of the city. Above all my classmates were intelligent, wonderful people. And living in Amsterdam for 3 weeks felt like I was living in a dream. Must attend!!!!!!!!

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I wish it was longer because I couldn't get enough of the programme, people and Amsterdam.
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