How can we successfully manage security threats while at the same time protecting the democratic values we aim to defend?

Tectonic changes in the threat environment of liberal democracies demand new security arrangements and new philosophies of security. Western democracies are faced with a paradox: the political impetus to build a stronger national security state clashes with the reality that national governments have less capacity to effectively provide security. How do we balance security and privacy concerns in our modern world where big tech companies store personal data and governments are seeking new ways to establish a trusting relationship with their citizens? SOS offers an independent, interdisciplinary platform to bring together academia, professional actors and society on topics of security, terrorism and the rule of law.


Seed Money. Foto: Tax Credits
15 October 2019
As usual in October we want to draw attention again to the possibility of applying for IOS 'seed money'.
12 September 2019
Beatrice de Graaf on talkshow Jinek about right-wing extremism, terrorism and violence.
23 August 2019
Beatrice de Graaf and Kees van den Bos spoke in the Dutch newspaper NRC about the ideology of a terrorist.
31 May 2019
During the weekend of 10 to 12 May, students participated in a Bellingcat Bootcamp, organized by Residenties in Utrecht.