Episode 10: Crisis

In the final episode of the second season, our hosts Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle-Leyh are joined by Dr. Marij Swinkels, a scientist at the Utrecht School of Governance at Utrecht University, and Dr. Laura Henderson, an Assistant Professor of international and European law at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) to discuss the concept of ‘crisis’.

We are all familiar with the concept, think of the corona crisis, the climate crisis or perhaps a personal crisis. But how is the concept used within different academic fields? What similarities and differences are there?  Find out more about it by listening to this episode on SpotifyApple Podcast or any platform!


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