Ethnography in a non-traditional context




On August 30th, the Securcit Team traveled to former airbase Soesterberg to meet with the Research Team of Erik Rietveld. Together, they discussed experiences and understandings of Ethnography in what was definitely a unique – and non-traditional – context. We would like to thank Erik and Rivke for their arrangements as well as recommend anyone to visit the moving sculpture at the airbase.



Plural Security in the City: Summary

In rapidly growing cities across the Global South, an array of coercive actors offer urban populations a form of order, and in some cases act as the primary provider of local security. Still, local government remains an important instrument for advancing security as a public good. The University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Conflict Research Unit of Clingendael, and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law hosted a knowledge event on the potential for constructive engagement of plural security provision at the city level on October 22.

For more information and outcomes of the event on Plural Security in the City, see tweets about the event or have a look at #SRoLcity to get a synthesis of related blog posts, publications and the news item “Who’s afraid of Plural Security”?


Rivke Jaffe selected for the Young Academy

The Young Academy selects ten new talented researchers annually for a period of 5 years. The academy is a dynamic and innovative group of top young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and related policies.

The Young Academy organises activities for various target groups focusing on interdisciplinarity, science policy, and the interface between science and society. Its members represent a broad spectrum of scientific and scholarly disciplines and work at Dutch universities and a wide range of research institutes.

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences decided to set up the Young Academy in 2005. The Young Academy operates independently within the Royal Academy. It has its own working plan, organises its own events and is responsible for its own viewpoints.

The official induction of the new members will take place 26 March 2015 at the Trippenhuis of KNAW.