Thorbecke Conference: Intelligence and Counterintelligence
On 20 + 21 June 2023, NHL Stenden's Thorbecke Academy - with support from the ICT and Creative Technology Academy and Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz – organises the Thorbecke Conference. The Thorbecke Academy is the Academy for law, public administration and security and gladly invites you to our conference on:
Intelligence and Counterintelligence: foreign interference, disruption, and covert manipulation – Europe in conflict in the digital age. The conference is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.
Europe in the digital age
Foreign interference, disruption, and covert manipulation have been integral to European statecraft long before modernity, yet have dramatically escalated in recent years along with the increasing post-cold-war geopolitical instability and contemporary technological transformations. The stakes are high, and the challenges are great. Interference and covert action are situated in the liminal space between war and diplomacy and often exploit entrenched social, economic, and political vulnerabilities. Their effects and unintended consequences can be no less powerful and devastating as those of open, kinetic warfare. Register now for our conference on intelligence and counterintelligence.