Taking the changing landscape of international cyber security and cyber conflict as a point of departure, The Hague Program on International Cyber Security focuses on the various modes of governance that states and other actors can bring into play to deal with and shape the strategic changes and challenges in the digital environment. We have international cyber security as our core focus, with an emphasis on cyber conflict ‘below the threshold’ and the role of emerging technologies. We study the development of international cyber conflict and the international governance thereof, more specifically: international law, norms, strategy and diplomacy.
We aim to be a hub for connecting academics, policy makers and other experts on a national, European and international level. To this end we organize workshops and conferences, host visiting fellows and engage with the global community of scholars, think tankers, NGOs, policy makers, the technical community and industry that engage with issues of international cyber security.
Dennis Broeders is Full Professor of Global Security and Technology and Senior Fellow of The Hague Program International Cyber Security at Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University.
Bibi van den Berg is Full Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.
Dr. Els De Busser is Assistant Professor Cyber Security Governance at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs and Principal Investigator of the Cyber Security by Integrated Design (C-SIDe) project, both at Leiden University.
Arun Sukumar is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University.
Lise Andersen is a postdoctoral researcher in the EU Cyber Direct program, based at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University.
Rogier Creemers is an Assistant Professor in the Law and Governance of China at Leiden University.
Cristina Del Real is an Assistant Professor in Cyber Crisis at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University.
Monica Kello is a Lecturer in War Studies (Cyber Security) at King's College London.
Tatiana Tropina is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Governance at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University.
Sophie Vériter is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University.
Jelena Vicic is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University.
Sergei Boeke is a Non-Resident Associate Fellow of The Hague Program on International Cyber Security
Dr Enrico Calandro is the Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town and a Senior Research Associate at Research ICT Africa.
Fabio Cristiano is an Assistant Professor in Conflict Studies at Utrecht University.
François Delerue is an Assistant Professor of Law at IE University.
Bart Hogeveen is Head of Cyber Capacity Building at the International Cyber Policy Centre of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).
James Shires is an Senior Research Fellow in Cyber Policy at Chatham House.
Our Program is an independent and inclusive platform that welcomes both academic and non-academic partners. We invite international thinkers and practitioners to apply critical thinking to cyber peace and security issues. The platform is open for cooperation to all interested universities and scholars.
On the one hand, we are an academic research program studying what is happening in the digital world and building up knowledge about cyber norms. The program consists of several research projects, organizes an annual academic conference on international cyber security and will publish a yearly digest of academic research and debate in this area.
On the other hand, we look further and stimulate interaction with other stakeholders in the field. We participate in various events and conferences, and plan to organize other types of events and platforms to facilitate and contribute to the cyber norms debate.
Our program builds on the previous work done under The Hague Program for Cyber Norms (2017-2021). Events, publications and other content on our website listed as before 2022 fall under the work of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms.
For better inclusion and an exchange of expertise, we offer short-term fellowships to scholars working in fields related to international cybersecurity. These fellowships will provide scholars and other international cybersecurity experts with the opportunity to work in The Hague for a minimum of one week and a maximum of three weeks, for example, to write or present their work, thus contributing to the Program’s research as well as making use of its functions as an international platform. Find out how to apply here.
The Program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is part of a continuing commitment by the Netherlands to support development of international norms and understanding with regard to the development and use of ICTs and related new technologies, following the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) hosted in The Hague in 2015.
The Hague Program on International Cyber Security falls under the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs of Leiden University. It is located at the university’s campus in The Hague.