When COVID-19 forced the university to temporarily close in March, teaching staff had just one week to switch gears and get acquainted with online teaching. In the past six months, Security Studies tutors have familiarized themselves with all that online teaching has to offer, for better or worse.
Based on: Op de bres voor de rechtsstaat in het Verzet en bij de BVD. Ad de Jonge 1919-2002. Amsterdam: Panchaud (2020). 551 pages. To be published on 02 December 2020. [In defense of democracy: in the Resistance and with the security service BVD. Ad de Jonge 1919-2002.].
If COVID-19 teaches us one thing, it is that today's crises are insidious and unpredictable. This poses new challenges for public leaders, who constantly have to seek a balance between "doing too much, too soon" or "doing too little, too late".
Special Professor of Governance of Intelligence and Security Services, Paul Abels has brought out a new book, called Spionkoppen: spy chiefs. A prosopographic study into the leadership of Dutch security services from 1949 until the present, it presents eleven portraits of Dutch spy chiefs.