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Integrated Projects

Integrated Projects

By Security Studies
This podcast series contains the podcast episodes created by students of Leiden University's Security Studies course Integrated Project 1: Podcasts in the year 2019-2020. Disclaimer: While these podcasts were created as part of a Leiden University course, they are solely the work of students. Only those students who expressly consented to their podcast being published, will have their work added to this collection. The University does not own the content & cannot be held liable or accountable for what is said/shared in the podcasts. The views expressed in the podcasts are the students' own.
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Episode 14: The Truth Behind the Kafala System in Lebanon

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Episode 14: The Truth Behind the Kafala System in Lebanon
This podcast episode focuses on the "Kafala System" - a migrant worker system used throughout the Middle East. In this episode, students focus specifically on the experiences of female migrant workers in Lebanon. 
June 25, 2020
Episode 13: Repression in Democracy - Police Violence During the Yellow Vests Protests
This podcast episode discusses police violence, using the yellow vests protests as their main case study. 
June 25, 2020
Episode 12: Hong Kong Burning
This podcast delves deeper into the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong. 
June 25, 2020
Episode 11: The Booze and Brawls Podcast
Hanging out with friends and drinking some beers are moments that you want to enjoy. However, are you aware of the risks of being the victim of physical violence in nightlife? In this podcast, we discuss the occurrence of physical fights in the night scene, and what the role of alcohol is in these situations. Join us as we unravel the different aspects of alcohol-related nightlife violence and discuss what must be done to inspire a change. All to make nightlife more enjoyable!
June 25, 2020
Episode 10: Down the Rabbit Hole
Juvenile crime was on a decline in the Netherlands over a decade until quite recently. In 2019, there was a break in the trend and a sudden increase in juvenile suspects. This increase reminds us to stay vigilant about juvenile crime; its causes, consequences, and most importantly, its prevention. Whether you are an avid law enforcement officer, ambitious policy maker or just a true crime enthusiast, this episode can help you tackle this problem. Tune in as the students dig deep into recent academic findings and hear the stories of professionals from the field. Get inspired to make a change and tackle crime in its cradle!
June 24, 2020
Episode 9: The Fight for Paramedics
Ambulance personnel have to deal with violence very frequently, as being attacked while trying to help is a regularity for them.  What kind of violence are we dealing with? What factors influence violence and how are they predicted? What are the psychological consequences and how is it being monitored? And of course, what can WE do about it? In this podcast, the students talk with (ex-)paramedics who share their personal stories to provide with an insight in what is, apparently, daily business.
June 24, 2020
Episode 8: Dangers of Nightlife
Who doesn’t know someone that has been attacked while going out? In public places, the aggression of people under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a serious issue, which is discussed in this podcast. Through the eyes of their two interviewees, Britt and Jesse, the students take you to the moment it all went wrong, and engulf you in the dangers of nightlife through your headphones.
June 24, 2020
Episode 7: Black and Blue
What is one of the most talked about issues in the US? Police violence. The topic has seen a resurgence recently, after the murder of George Floyd. A great deal of media are now concentrating on raising awareness on the matter of police violence, which oftentimes occurs towards African Americans. However, with our podcast, we focus on taking an objective look at the issue, with an attempt to equally research and interview the perspectives of African Americans as well as the police. The podcast discusses the root causes of police brutality incidents and proposes solutions.
June 24, 2020
Episode 6: There Is No Escape
“Stay at home” - this was the advice publicized widely throughout the world when countries around the world took an unprecedented decision to implement countrywide lockdowns. Covid-19 has certainly upended the lives of millions of people around the world and a lot has been discussed in the media. However, one of the lesser discussed topics is that of domestic violence.  What do you do, when your home is the last place you want to be or should be in? In this episode, the students discuss the societal response to this problem during this pandemic and speak with different stakeholders to suggest possible solutions.
June 24, 2020
Episode 5: Unraveled
In Unraveled, we explore sex trafficking of women in Europe. Using an academic, professional, and personal scope, we investigate the misunderstood and hidden industry that creates many victims each year. This episode features experts from multiple levels - including a chief inspector, an international coordinator for an NGO, and a scholar: who's also a survivor.
June 22, 2020
Episode 4: Isonomia - Here for Everyone
In a new world where regional conflicts are felt everywhere around the globe, there is a need to discuss the most controversial subjects and give a voice to everyone, especially the most vulnerable sections of the society. Therefore, in this episode, four students shine light on the situation of refugees in Greece and The Netherlands. In this episode, they interact with four experts on the topic and compare the situation in the two countries to find out what is happening with this vulnerable group and what kind of national policies are in place.
June 22, 2020
In this short episode, the tutors explain what the purpose of Integrated Project is and how students managed to create their own podcasts in just 7 short weeks. 
June 19, 2020
Episode 3: Blissful Shame
Blissful Shame refers to those who choose to live behind the veil of ignorance, as well as offenders hiding beneath their wealth and power. This podcast aims to shine a light on Afghan issues that have to this day been somewhat overlooked and undervalued: Sexual abuse, the hidden "bacha bazi" practice, and violence against female inmates in penitentiaries. This episode features interviews with a sociology professor associated with Utrecht University and an employee from the United Nations, who served in Afghanistan themselves. 
June 19, 2020
Episode 2: The Mind of the Right
In the Mind of the Right podcast, we are joined by Scott Ernest and Viktoria Drennen. They will share their experience as former alt-right members and explain aspects from the scene. Additionally, we will focus on what motivates people to join the alt-right movement, and use multiple psychological theories to deepen our understanding.  Music credits: Groove Grove by Kevin MacLeod (License)
June 19, 2020
Episode 1: Standing Up!
Three friends talking about tackling anti-Semitism. We’ll talk to experts and organizations to let us know what we and you can do to fight it. Personal stories will help us understand that anti-Semitism is not a problem of the past, it’s alive today. The Standing Up! Podcast - Standing up to anti-Semitism. #StandingUp! Want to follow up on what we talked about in this episode? Here are the websites of the organizations we’ve interviewed:
June 19, 2020