Oliver de Haan


In the summer of 2022, Oliver earned his bachelor's degree in history with minors in both conflict studies and violence from the University of Amsterdam. Oliver's thesis for his bachelor's concerned the dissection of the Islamic State's online magazine, Dabiq, in light of its capacity to attract and recruit individuals with violent and criminal pasts. His past research has concerned counter-terrorism efforts in Chechnya as well as comparative analyses of contemporary instances of genocide and mass murder. He is now completing his MSc in Crisis and Security Management at the Institute of Global Affairs, Leiden University. His main research interests include radicalization, extremism, and terrorism, with a focus on understanding governmental responses to extremist activity manifesting in armed conflicts. Born and raised in Brussels, Oliver is fluent in French, English, and Dutch.

Oliver de Haan
Leiden University
Research intern

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