It seems evident that the current world order is becoming more and more insecure. The United Nations is no longer regarded as the most effective and legitimate body in fostering peace and security. New geo-political rather than rules-based considerations define relationships between for example Russia and Europe, which hence reshapes European security and defence policies. Non-state actors ranging from multinational corporations to humanitarian agencies and individuals enter the security arena. The fear of terrorism and returning jihadists are only the latest development in this greater trend.
- Are you working for a company operating in conflict-prone areas or do you wish to understand the market of security and defence?
- Do you need to provide analysis and advice on issues of international security?
- Are you expected to inform the public debate?
- Or do you simply want to better grasp how recent developments fit into the broader international security context?
Is this course for you?
Anyone in this course can participate, as long as you are equipped with:
- Basic knowledge of international relations;
- General awareness of the main news headlines;
- Interest in international security issues (either personally or professionally).
Previous participants were working for Thales Group, Cordaid, KLM Airlines, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Police Department, and more.
What will you learn?
By the end of the training course, you will be able to:
- Identify the major trends and recent developments in international security and assess them for the benefit of your company or organisation;
- Analyse and discuss issues of international security with colleagues and peers, and make recommendations to managers.
Which methods will be used?
The training course will consist of interactive knowledge sessions on trends in international security, in which the most recent developments will be put into a broader perspective. The training programme strikes a careful balance between theory, discussion and practice.
Examples of topics are fragile states and conflict, defence policies, international cooperation, terrorism, and geo-political trends.
You will meet leading Clingendael researchers, experts and trainers as well as policy makers and practitioners from the field.
What else you need to know
- 7/8 May; 15/16 May; 20/21 May & 28/29 May 2019 (Four blocks of two days)
Autumn edition 2019 (English)
- 23 October - 1 November 2019 (consecutive days)
No prior reading is required. You will get access to an online learning platform, where related background materials and presentations will be uploaded prior and during the course.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a course certificate.
You can qualify for a 10% discount if 5 or more people from the same organisation apply.
Our General Terms and Conditions apply to this course.