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Guest lecture by Minister Kajsa Ollongren

19-02-2018 at 20:00 - 21:30

Guest lecture by Kajsa Ollongren – Security and Privacy in a Democratic Society

On 19 February, the Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and Deputy Prime Minister, Kajsa Ollongren, will visit Groningen and give a lecture in the Aula of the Academy Building, in which she will discuss the new government’s domestic security policy. The Minister will focus on the much-discussed law on the intelligence and security services (also known as the Wiv or ‘sleepwet’) in relation to terrorism, fake news, and the protection of democracy.

In her lecture, the Minister will deal with questions such as: How can we ensure that our democratic society is safe and stable? What are the main threats to liberal democracy today? How do we successfully resolve the tensions between collective security and the individual’s right to privacy? And what are the limits of surveillance?

Since October 2017, Kajsa Ollongren has been the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and Deputy Prime Minister in the Third Rutte cabinet on behalf of D66. Before that, she was deputy mayor and alderman in Amsterdam, and worked as Secretary-General at the Ministry of General Affairs. In 2011 and 2012, she was chosen as the most influential woman in the Netherlands.

This event is free and open to everyone.


20:00 - 21:30


Academy Building
Broerstraat 5
Groningen, Netherlands
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