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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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Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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2 horas para concluir

Welcome & Risk in Modern Society

In this module, you can find all the information you need in order to be able to successfully complete the course. After you have familiarised yourself with the course, we will move to the content of the first module. In the first week, we will discuss how the concept of risk has played an increasingly important role in shaping our modern society. Tracing the historical origins of this concept, we will look at how our modern conception of risk has emerged, and how it is currently being studied within the academic world....
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 18 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Lecture 1.2 The Study of Risk: Security Studies6min
Lecture 1.3 The Study of Risk: Safety Science7min
Reading6 leituras
Course Overview5min
Meet the Instructors & Leiden•Delft•Erasmus10min
Complete our short survey5min
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5min
The History of Risk10min
The Study of Risk10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The History and Study of Risk20min

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2 horas para concluir

Managing Risk

In this module, we will take a closer look at risk management, one of the most dominant approaches to dealing with risk in modern society. You will then be presented with two specific risks which illustrate how this approach is used in practice: the risk of natural hazards, and risks in the chemical industry. In the last video of this week, we will discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of the risk management approach....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 37 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Lecture 2.2 Risk of Natural Hazards4min
Lecture 2.3 Risk of Natural Hazards / Part II5min
Lecture 2.4 Risk in the Chemical Industry3min
Lecture 2.5 Risk in the Chemical Industry / Part II7min
Lecture 2.6 Risk Management: Strengths and Weaknesses7min
Reading4 leituras
Risk Management10min
The Risk of Natural Hazards10min
Risks in the Chemical Industry10min
Risk Management: Strengths and Weaknesses10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Managing Risk20min

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3 horas para concluir

Risk Perception

In this module, we will take a closer look at risk perception and the factors that influence how we experience risk in modern society. You will learn that while experts often rely on various statistical and mathematical models to asses various types of risks, the general public tends to make more intuitive judgments about the severity and likelihood of risk. You will then be presented with two specific security risks, which often invoke a great perception of danger. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 37 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Lecture 3.2 Risk of Terrorism6min
Lecture 3.3 Risk of Terrorism / Part II8min
Lecture 3.4 Risk of Violent Crime5min
Lecture 3.5 The Risk of Violent Crime / Part II3min
Lecture 3.6 Risk and Moral Emotions7min
Reading4 leituras
Risk Perception10min
The Risk of Terrorism10min
The Risk of Violent Crime10min
Risk and Moral Emotions10min

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2 horas para concluir

Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges

In this module, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern-day risks by looking at three key contemporary global challenges involving risk. Throughout the week, each of these risks will be discussed by various experts, who will highlight the most important features and strategies to deal with them. You will learn how, both collectively and individually, each these challenges have the ability to significantly impact the globe, presenting a notable challenge for current and future generations. ...
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 45 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
Lecture 4.2 Risks in Cyberspace6min
Lecture 4.3 Risks in Cyberspace / Part II6min
Lecture 4.4 Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections9min
Lecture 4.5: Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections / Part II5min
Lecture 4.6 Risk of Infectious Diseases4min
Lecture 4.7 Risk of Infectious Diseases / Part II3min
Lecture 4.8 The Risk of Infectious Diseases / Part III5min
Reading4 leituras
Modern-day Risk: Global Challenges10min
Risks in Cyberspace10min
The Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections10min
The Risk of Infectious Diseases10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Modern-day Risks: Global Challenges20min
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Melhores avaliações

por IMMar 30th 2018

A rewarding introductory level course which I would highly recommend to those interested in the topic. Don't miss any of the readings, it's worth the time!

por RHFeb 28th 2018

Excellent presentations by all instructors. Very well laid with enough depth to not overwhelm. Simply superior!

Instrutores

Marieke Liem

Dr.
Institute Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

Bibi van den Berg

Prof. dr.
Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

Edwin Bakker

Prof. dr.
Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

Jim van Steenbergen

Dr.
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) & Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC)

Sabine Roeser

Prof. dr.
Ethics/ Philosophy of technology section, TU Delft

Margreet Vos

Prof. dr.
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC

Genserik Reniers

Prof. dr. ir.
Safety and Security Science Section, TU Delft

Pieter van Gelder

Prof. dr. ir.
Safety and Security Science section, TU Delft

Sobre Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

Sobre LDE Centre for Safety and Security

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Safety and Security (CSS) is one of the joint multidisciplinary centres of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. It connects scientists, researchers and students within the research triangle, focusing on safety and security as complex societal and scientific problems....

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