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Learn more about the goals and main themes of the first ISGA Conference which was held on 9 and 10 November 2016.

Who determines the security (research) agenda?

Contemporary security and global affairs challenges such as terrorism, cyber attacks, hybrid warfare and the scientific and societal responses, are among the topics of research and education within the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), a new institute of Leiden University, The Netherlands. 


Facing these challenges requires dialogue and collaboration between various disciplines within academia, as well as between academia and other stakeholders in the public and private sector. Such collaborations raise new questions and dilemmas, for instance about roles and responsibilities of stakeholders. One of the most important questions is what security issues or challenges to focus on? Who should take the lead? Who determines the security agenda? This conference focuses on these questions. 
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