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About the Course

Risk has become one of the defining features of modern society. Almost daily, we are preoccupied with assessing, discussing, or preventing a wide variety of risks. It is a cornerstone notion for businesses and organizations, but also for nation states and their many levels of government. And even for individuals, risk and the avoidance or embracing thereof, is a key theme. The course Risk in Modern Society sheds light on the broad concept of risk. In five distinctive weeks, this course closely examines various types of safety and security risks, and how these are perceived and dealt with in a wide array of professional and academic fields, ranging from criminology, counter-terrorism and cyber security, to philosophy, safety and medical science. Developed in collaboration with scholars from three universities (Leiden, Delft and Erasmus), this course will search for answers to questions such as: “what is risk?”, “how do we study and deal with risk?”, “does ‘perceived risk’ correspond to 'real' risk?”, and “how should we deal with societal perceptions of risk, safety and security?...

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Jul 27, 2020

Lost of very good information on each category. The examples were very good to explain concepts and the instructors were each to understand. Overall, good summary/ brief course to risk


May 09, 2020

Interesting content, great videos/lectures. More opportunity to debate/discuss with others would be great. Really enjoyed learning this topic.

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By Eriberto T

Mar 11, 2018

Very interesting, excellently done and relevant!

By Kazi K I

May 04, 2020

Excellent instructors and lecture videos.

By Jani P

May 04, 2020

A good course with a very timely content!

By Henk K

Jun 14, 2020

Great course! Really recommend.

By Edward K

Jul 16, 2019

Great class!

By Josue D S C

Jan 15, 2019



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By Julian U

May 15, 2020

The course offers a great introduction into the topic as it is very comprehensive in the topics covered. As a participant you need to pay attention to the deadlines as you are required to complete a peer-reviewed assignment that might be difficult to complete if you miss the day the assignment becomes available.

By Dennis V

Mar 30, 2019

I got a good understanding of the difference between safety and security. However, the course could be a little bit longer and in some parts more deeper.

By Emmanuel A

Feb 06, 2020


By Joy S

Mar 02, 2018

really short

By Dakota N

Sep 19, 2019

Extremely light overview; I was really hoping for more content.