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“How a better world is possible”: Cooperation between Science and Practice

23 April, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs and Dual PhD Centre jointly organize an online lecture by Cleveringa Professor
General Roméo Dallaire on “How a better world is possible”: Cooperation between Science and Practice.

In this presentation, General Dallaire will reflect on the complexities of international governance and leadership on ‘wicked problems’ in the human security realm and share his personal lessons from his career and provide recommendations for different generations of scholars and practitioners, from students to active policy makers. General Dallaire will emphasize the importance of lifelong learning and cross-fertilization of real-life experience and academic knowledge. The presentation is meant for students, and practitioners and policy makers, especially those being actively involved in academic (doctoral) research.

On Roméo Dallaire

General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author, government and UN advisor, and former Canadian Senator. Throughout his distinguished military career, General Dallaire served most notably as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He continues to bring international attention to situations too-often ignored, whether the prevention of mass atrocities, the struggle that he and many other military veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder, or the recruitment and use of children as weapons of war. 

On ISGA and the FGGA Honours Class

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies. The Institute analyses and studies issues in a coherent way from their local transnational, and global impact. ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, centre of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security. ISGA runs the annual Honours Class on “A better world is possible” – allowing the best 25 students across all faculties to interact with thought leaders and security practitioners in order to come up with innovative policy solutions. 

On Dual PhD Centre

The Dual PhD Centre offers a Dual PhD programme that enables professionals to combine work and PhD research. They devote some of the working hours to PhD research on a theme that relates to their profession. The Centre provides the intensive supervision that is needed to succeed.