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JASON Institute Conference:

Faces of Conflict: Security Challenges in a Changing World

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Over 45 years ago the JASON Institute for Peace and Security Studies was established to inform students and young professionals on matters of international peace and security. Hence, we are pleased to announce that JASON will be hosting an engaging and interactive conference: ‘Faces of Conflict: Security Challenges in a Changing World’ on the 21st of October from 12:00-17:00 at Sociëteit de Witte in The Hague! Conflicts nowadays come in many shapes and forms – our modern world provides a landscape for many actors and interests to merge. Therefore, our conference will address the different angles, perspectives and facets of modern conflicts as experts of several fields crucial to modern day security will join us to give their insights. We hope you are excited about this event as we are and if so – check out this webpage on a regular basis and follow our social media platforms to stay informed on our announcements!

On behalf of all the JASON Boards as well as the Conference Taskforce, we hope to meet all of you visiting this webpage soon at our annual conference!

Moderator

Willemijn Aerdts is a lecturer-researcher teaching the Intelligence Studies minor at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University and a General Board Member of the JASON Institute for Peace and Security Studies.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Frans Osinga

Air Commodore Royal Netherlands Air Force, Professor of Military Operational Sciences at the Netherlands Defence Academy and Special Chair in War Studies at ISGA of Leiden University which is sponsored by the KVBK.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sabine Mengelberg

Assistant Professor at the Netherlands Defence Academy.

Seminars

SEMINAR 1

Nuclear Weapons: From Atom to (In)Action

In this session you will learn more about the consequences and implications that nuclear weapons pose for our society. What are the efforts the nations and governing bodies around the world are doing for non-proliferation? 

Marjolijn van Deelen

Marjolijn van Deelen

EU Special Envoy For Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at the European External Action Service (EEAS)

Susi Snyder

Susi Snyder

Financial Sector Coordinator for ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

SEMINAR 2

Disinformation in the Information Age

In this session you will learn more about the consequences of disinformation and its impact on conflicts (e.g. the war in Ukraine).

Gwenda Nielen

Gwenda Nielen

Director of Tilt and former Lieutenant-colonel in the Dutch Armed Forces

Katria Tomko

Katria Tomko

Senior Intelligence & Policy Analyst at The Global Disinformation Index (GDI)

SEMINAR 3

Gone and Forgotten? Frozen Conflicts in the Caucasus

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