The dynamic between terrorism and counter-terrorism and the quest for legitimacy in the eyes of the publicPublished 24 July 2019
How do terrorists aim to attract attention and support for their claimed goals? How do states attempt to undermine the legitimacy claims of the terrorists and endeavour to gain or regain public trust and confidence?
These are only some of the questions one of our top speakers, Professor Isabelle Duyvesteyn, will delve into during her lecture at the Advanced summer programme on terrorism, counter-terrorism and the rule of law. The programme, hosted by International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) and T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague from 26 – 30 August 2019, explores the latest international and domestic trends of terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Duyvesteyn is professor of International Studies and Global History at the Institute of History at Leiden University and has recently written a book chapter together with Bart Schuurman titled ‘(Counter) Terrorism and Public Support’ which investigates the central battleground in the terrorism - counter-terrorism dynamic and the quest for legitimacy in the eyes of the population.
We are delighted to welcome Prof. Duyvesteyn as one of our speakers during the summer programme.
About the programme
During an intensive week, experts, academics and practitioners will explore international and domestic legal aspects of counter-terrorism. Participants will get the chance to have a unique and in-depth look at the challenges that come with adopting and implementing counter-terrorism measures, while ensuring respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. For more information about the programme and registration click here.
Biography Isabelle Duyvesteyn
Isabelle Duyvesteyn is Professor of International Studies/Global History at the Institute of History at Leiden University. She completed her PhD at the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London. Previously she has worked at the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Institute for International Relations and the Department of History of International Relations at Utrecht University. She is an Aspasia and VIDI laureate. Between 2012 and 2017 she held the Special Chair in Strategic Studies at the Political Science Institute of Leiden University. She is a member of the national Advisory Council for International Affairs assigned which advises the Netherlands government on issues of peace and security, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Netherlands Defence Academy. She is a member of several book and journal editorial boards, notably the Journal of Strategic Studies, Small Wars and Insurgencies and Atlantisch Perspectief. Her most recent publications include an edited volume Rebels and Legitmacy; Processes and Practices (London; Routledge 2018) and a book chapter together with Bart Schuurman, ‘(Counter) Terrorism and Public Support’, in: Andrew Silke (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (London: Routledge, 2018).
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