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Meeloopdag - MSc Crisis and Security Management, spec. Intelligence and National Security

dinsdag 7 mei 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag

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 'Problems in the intelligence-policy nexus', part of the course: Intelligence & Policymaking
  • 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.


11:30hrs. Start your Student for a Day at Wijnhaven
12:15 - 15:00 hrs. Lecture 'Problems in the intelligence-policy nexus'
15:00 - 15:15 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 'Intelligence & Policymaking'

During this course you will learn to critically examine the role and challenges of intelligence in decision-making. In other words: how do intelligence consumers (presidents, ministers, very senior policy officers) receive and use the information and intelligence collected by their services and their foreign policy specialists? What role does intelligence play in policymaking? How do decision-makers use intelligence and other forms of knowledge when making policy?

We divide this subject up into several stages. After we recap what intelligence is and how the intelligence cycle works, you will learn about the process of policymaking, particularly in the field of security, and how this process is not just complex but also political. We will consider how decision-makers actually make policy and what information/biases they use as inputs for this process. Then we discuss how intelligence analysts, and other producers of intelligence and knowledge on security threats, relate to this: what is their role? What do they need from decision-makers?

Finally, in this course you will study the particular challenges in this relationship, based on real-world examples from the past years, such as the 2003 US intelligence failure on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. 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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