International Data Responsibility Group 3rd Annual Conference, 3 March 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

I have attended the International Data Responsibility Group (IDRG) 3rd Annual Conference 2017 at the new Wijnhaven campus of leiden University at Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DC The Hague, Netherlands, on 3 March 2017. See the preliminary programme below. See for further information and background www.responsible-data.org. I will add some personal impressions, photos and/or a conference report by IDRG...
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Launch Event Protecting Politics, Clingendael Institute, 11 October 2016

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I have been invited to attend the following event (texts taken from www.clingendael.nl/event/official-launch-protecting-politics-research-papers; and from the full tekst Invitation_Launch_Protecting_Politics_Reports.pdf):    Official launch of Protecting Politics Research Papers Invitation to the Launch Event of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Internat...
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Engaging with political parties in fragile and conflict-affected settings, 15 September 2016

I have been invited to participate in the following event at the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law (text taken from www.kpsrl.org/calendar/calendar-event/t/public-expert-meeting-engaging-with-political-parties-in-fragile-and-conflict-affected-settings): Public expert meeting: Engaging with political parties in fragile and conflict-affected settings Thursday 15 September 2016...
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New “The Expert” cartoons

Here I place the new instalments  of my “The Expert” cartoon after the Christmas and New Year's Eve breaks (see Event ‘New installments of my “The Expert” cartoon', 13 August 2015 onwards), as shown below. From top to bottom: from most recent to oldest cartoon – except if subsequent cartoons can only be understood by the immediately preceding ones. Caspar ten Dam 22,30 January, 21 February, ...
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CICAM 50th anniversary event on 2 June 2016: Images of the Enemy in the 21st century

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I was invited together with my colleague Dr. Babak Rezvani, Chair of the Association for the Study of EthnoGeoPolitics (www.ethnogeopolitics.org), to attend this anniversary event of the Centre for International Conflict-Analysis & Management (www.ru.nl/cicam); both of us were able to attend it. The text below is derived from an announcement by the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of La...
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Demonstration and Commemoration of the Start of the Syrian Revolution in Amsterdam on 20 March 2016

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Demonstration and Commemoration of the Start of the Syrian Revolution in Amsterdam on 20 March 2016   This concerns a short account of the Commemoration on the start of the Syrian Revolution on 15 March 2011, organized by the Syrian Committee in the Netherlands (www.syrischecomite.nl) on March 20th 2016 at the Westermarkt in Amsterdam (12:00 - 13:30), followed by a debate co-organized by Amn...
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Invited participant at annual conference Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, 7 April 2016

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Annual Conference 2016 of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law Overall theme: Hard Contexts, Hard Choices Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 8:30 AM til 19:00 PM Venue: The Hague Institute for Global Justice Sophialaan 10, The Hague, the Netherlands Based on a broad international orientation and engagement, the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law (KPSRL) aims to inform The N...
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New installments of my “The Expert” cartoon

Here I place the new instalments  of my “The Expert” cartoon after the Summer break (see Event 'my new Cartoon "The Expert", with first installments', 23 May 2015) for the remainder of 2015, as shown below. From top to bottom: from most recent to oldest cartoon - except if subsequent cartoons can only be understood by the immediately preceding ones. Caspar ten Dam 13 August, 1,19,30 Septembe...
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20th Srebrenica commemoration in The Hague

20th Srebrenica commemoration in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 15:00 till 16:30 As chairperson of the Political Committee Stari Most (PCSM), I am heavily involved in the yearly Srebrenica commemoration in The Hague on July 11th. See below for a) the general announcement  of the 2oth commemoration by Pax for Peace (PAX), another co-organiser of the yearly commemoration; b) the basic declarat...
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