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On the 9th of April, the activities committee of the JASON Institute for Peace and Security Studies and the study association for BA International Studies (BASIS) organized a special lecture on the background of the border conflict between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland......

On the 19th of march, the activities committee of the JASON Institute for Peace and Security Studies invited two guest speakers to critically discuss the implications of limited press freedom around the world, and what things are to be done to tackle the problems associated......

On the 4th of February the activity committee organized an event on the role of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Nations Security Council. The Permanent representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York, H.E. Karel J.G. van Oosterom, was joined......

On the 30th of November 2018, the JASON institute for Peace & Security Studies organized a Crash Course on the subject matter of Hybrid Warfare. The location of the event was the congress centre 7AM in The Hague. The crash course was structured as a conference......

By Kenneth Pattinama On the 10th of April, JASON Institute organised a lecture on counterterrorism approached from a Russian and a West-African perspective, given by Tony van der Togt and Fulco van Deventer. Tony kicked off the lecture by discussing Russian counterterrorism in the past and......

By Emilie Cleyndert On the 27th of February the activity committee organized a lecture on resource wars, focusing on water stress. Both speakers of the evening elaborated on the value of water, and the different dimensions it has in international politics. The first speaker Michel Rademaker,......

Thursday 25 January, the JASON Institute was invited by the Netherlands Defence Academy in Breda for a half day programme of interesting lectures about the officer education and training programmes, and cyber security, cyber warfare, and the European security after 2014. After we were welcomed......

The lecture about privacy vs. security was a great success, 55 people attended the event in which we had two very interesting speakers. First Mr. Molenaar told us about the role of NATO in cyber defence, what NATO is protecting and what NATO has achieved......

By Margot Karis On the 3rd of November, the JASON Institute organised a conference on migration to Europe. The day started with two key-note speakers. Our first speaker was Fransje Molenaar, who obtained a PhD from Leiden University and is one of the Faces of Science......

By Kenneth Pattinama On the 29th of September, the JASON Institute organised a trip to Brussels to pay a visit to the European Parliament and the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU. At the entrance of the European Parliament building we were welcomed by......

On Saturday April 8, the JASON Institute and the Dutch United Nations Student Association Amsterdam (SIB Amsterdam) organized a conference on rising nationalism in Europe. The conference started with an opening speech by Paul Tang, a Dutch politician (PvdA) and Member of the European Parliament......

On the 22nd of February, the JASON Institute had been invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to participate in a simulation of negotiations. The simulation was based on the negotiations between the Syrian government, the opposition, Iran, Russia, Turkey, the EU and......

Counterterrorism (NCSC). This department of the Dutch government, which is linked to the Ministry of Security and Justice, focusses on the main goal of keeping the Netherlands safe and free from terrorist threat. It does so by zooming in on three specific pillars – or,......

Thursday the 20th of October JASON organised a lecture in the light of the upcoming U.S Elections. Dr. Ruud van Dijk, scholar at the University of Amsterdam, gave an intresting presentation from a historical perspective. Focusing on different presidential races and there implications on international......

In recent years, many foreign affairs experts have attempted to demonstrate the linkages between climate change, migration and potential conflicts. Dr. Louise van Schaik opened the lecture on climate change by asking the participants to challenge themselves and to question what is written in newspapers......

Wat betekent het EU-voorzitterschap precies in deze turbulente tijd en hoe zet Nederland zich in dit halfjaar in met het oog op vredes- en veiligheidsvraagstukken en een nieuw gezamenlijk buitenland- en veiligheidsbeleid? In de avonduren van donderdag 14 januari kwamen 60 studenten en Young Professionals......

reisvertraging, even na tien uur de Mariniers kazerne te Doorn binnen. Het Korps Mariniers opende exclusief voor stichting JASON de deuren van de marinierskazerne en geeft zo, vlak voor de officiële viering van het 350-jarig bestaan van het Korps, een unieke kijk achter de schermen.......

Door Andraniek Evadgian & Hester Torn – Sinds het vertrek van de Fransen in 1814 is Den Helder de thuishaven van de Koninklijke Marine. Haar motto luidt; wereldwijd veiligheid op en vanuit zee. De Zijner Majesteit Zeeland is een van de marineschepen die hieraan een bijdrage levert.......

Hoe is het om daadwerkelijk in het veld van diplomacy & security te werken? Hoe bepaal je positie in het complexe speelveld en op welke wijze probeer je jouw doel binnen deze complexe omgeving te bereiken? Food for thought voor de kleine groep studenten en Young Professionals......

It was on the 13th of January 1991 that ‘The January Events’ took place. During these events, Soviet forces invaded Vilnius in reaction to the Lithuanian Restoration of Independence (March 11th 1990), and cracked down on protestors—killing 13 and injuring over 1,000. Past Tuesday, 25......

Report – On Monday December 1st 2014 over more than 50 students, (Young) Professionals and several representatives of Embassies gathered at the Haagsche Kluis, Den Haag, to learn more and debate about the Middle East in the upcoming decade seen through the perspective of Iran.......

On Wednesday the 29th of October the ‘Nederlands Genootschap voor Internationale Zaken’ (Netherlands Society for International Affairs, NGIZ) together with multiple Young Professional organisations in international affairs including JASON Institute, presented Club Clingendael: a Young Professional Network Event. The goal of this event was to connect Young......

On Monday the 13th of October, The Hague Institute for Global Justice hosted a public event organized by JASON Institute, The Hague Institute and the Youth Peace Initiative 2014 (YPI2014). Over 140 participants from all over the world attended the discussion on finding possible resolutions......

In the early morning of the 25th of September, a group of students gathered at the bus station of a small Dutch town for the start an exclusive trip to Air Base Volkel, home of the Netherlands Royal Air Force F16’s. Under normal circumstances one......

– A conference report by Natalia Kadenko – On Tuesday the 23rd of September JASON Institute, together with partners, held a conference concerning security and sustainability. In a course of a very intense day the participants got to attend two of the five workshops, next......

By Natalia Kadenko On March, 13 ‘The Battle for Crimea’ symposium took place, organized by JASON institute. It was opened with a presentation by Lieutenant-Colonel (ret.) Dr. Marcel de Haas, the Russia defence and security expert. In a very detailed presentation, packed with military figures,......

By Christiaan Duinmaijer While the preparations in the Hague World Forum are in full swing, a select group of students and young professionals received on 14 February a special tour through this complex that will host the 57 countries and organisations during the Nuclear Security......

REPORT BY KEVIN KLERX AND CHRISTIAAN DUINMAIJER On November 1st JASON Institute held the Sea power conference at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam, which was focused on the rising naval power of China. The daylong event was well attended by experts from the field, cadets from......