In November and December 2023, Frans Osinga and Ernst Dijxhoorn of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University, together with the KVBK and other partners in the realm of War Studies, will organise a public lecture series at Leiden University, Campus The Hague. The lecture series is organised to introduce their students in the course ‘Applied Issues in War Studies’ to practitioners in the field of war and warfare, and at the same time to invite those working in the field to engage with academic thinking on military strategy, policy and planning. Anyone who is interested in these important topics can register below to attend these lectures.


The lectures take place on Thursday evenings from 18.00 to 20.00 hrs. in room 2.02 of the Wijnhaven building.

Registration and questions

Are you interested in joining the lecture series? Please register here:

16 November The Military Perspective: Sea Power in International Security Henk Warnar

23 November Intelligence & the Direction of War Bas Rietjens

30 November The Military Perspective: Commanding Air Power Johan van Deventer and Bart Houben

7 December The Weaponisation of Space t.b.a.

14 December The Use of Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Military Purposes t.b.a.