Edwin Bakker




Edwin Bakker is professor of (Counter-)Terrorism at Leiden University and Director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism in The Hague. His research topics include radicalization and "jihadist" terrorism in general and profiles (jihadist) terrorists in particular. In addition, his research focuses on the handling of (fear of) terrorism and policy implications in this area.

Edwin Bakker teaches courses in the Master's Crisis & Security Management at the University of Leiden (eg 'Counter Terrorism', 'Security, Crisis & Communication') and is guest lecturer at, among others, the University of Utrecht, the Clingendael Institute, and NATO Defense College.

He is also a fellow of the International Centre for Counter Terrorism The Hague (ICCT) and board member of Dutch Helsinki Committee and the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association. Edwin Bakker is also editor of the English magazines Security & Human Rights and Journal of Strategic Security and Dutch magazines Peace & Security and International Spectator.

More info: http://www.campusdenhaag.nl/ctc/medewerkers/bakker.html

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This course gives an introduction into the field of terrorism & counterterrorism studies. It will help you to analyze and understand these complex phenomena and discuss its impact on society with a global audience. Students, policy makers, journalists or anyone with a strong interest in understanding issues like the history, origins and nature of terrorism, security, fear management, resilience, politics, violence, foreign fighters and radicalization will find the course most relevant.

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