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Risk in Modern Society , Universiteit Leiden

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About this 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?...

Top reviews

By IM

Mar 30, 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!

By RH

Feb 28, 2018

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

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By jessica dos santos nure

Nov 08, 2018

Curso incrível que além de contextualizar todos os conteúdos com dados históricos, dados de pesquisas e com a realidade, conta com um corpo docente altamente qualificado e os materiais indicados para aprofundamento do aprendizado são extremamente relevantes e precisos.

By Haryanto Wicaksono

Aug 17, 2018

Excellent course regarding the knowledge of present day risks

By Carlos Albuquerque

Jun 27, 2018

Excellent course! I broadened my view and ability to reason about risks in modern society.

By ETIM JOSEPHINE

May 24, 2018

EXCELLENT

By Ashok Kumar

May 16, 2018

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ks to the instructors and the university and Coursera for putting this course. I am sure this course will be updated every time the new risks show on horizon.

By Sean brown

May 01, 2018

Excellent class, well taught with important information!

By Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Morales

Apr 23, 2018

An extraordinary course made by talented people and great knowledge. Thanks to : Instructors, Experts, Universiteit Leiden (CFI), Staff, and Coursera for this great opportunity.

By Igor Miletić

Mar 30, 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!

By Klaus D Pluemer

Mar 11, 2018

Excellent course which gives a brilliant overview over a relevant topic. Short and concise video lectures, very inspiring and stimulating. Highly recommended!

By Eriberto Taban-ud

Mar 11, 2018

Very interesting, excellently done and relevant!