The good, the bad, and the calculable

May 5, 2016

The good, the bad, and the calculable: the pro- and cons of terrorism risk analysis 
 Critical infrastructure protection is a hot topic these days. Concerns about the susceptibility of governmental information systems to cyber-attacks and the threat of terrorism to infrastructures, such as public transportation systems, water and electricity supplies are well reported in the news. However, we can’t protect ourselves against all potential attacks or threats. On Thursday the 26th of May, we invite you to learn about and discuss our abilities to predict and manage risks of adverse intentional acts such as terrorism and cybercrime. Professor Detlof von Winterfeldt of the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events at the University of California will lecture on adversarial risk analysis and management for counter-terrorism. Dr. Quirine Eijkman, Professor Access to Justice at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht will discuss the legal and social implications of risk management policies. We invite you to join us in the discussion, to reflect on the desirability of such policies, and debate issues such as the restriction of civil rights and the culture of fear that arise in the aftermaths of major security threats. 
When: Thursday 26th of May, 20:00 – 22:00 
Where: De Oude Sterrewacht Kaiserstraat 63 | Sterrenwachtlaan 11, 2311 GP Leiden 
Registration: Register via this link, or   Attendance to this activity is free  Download pdf with more details