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Latest Publication

The impact of “policy paradigms” on energy security issues in protracted conflict environments: the case of Cyprus

Vasileios P. Karakasis

SocioEconomic Challenges / 2017

What are the main policy paradigms that guide the opinion leaders throughout energy security matters within protracted conflict environments? Using the de facto divided island of Cyprus as our single case study, we will deliberately follow grounded theory in order to create conceptual definitions out of rudimentary “working ideas” that involve “protracted conflict environment”, “energy security” and stakes in “decision making”.



Russian Course in Kyiv 2017

From mid-July to mid-August 2017, the Sen Foundation and the Grensland Genootschap organized a summer course in Russian for the very first time. The course was held in Kyiv, in cooperation with the Taras Shevchenko University. 22 students from different Dutch universities took daily classes in Russian for four weeks long.



  • Grensland Genootschap/ Grensland Society
  • Water desalination project
  • Humanity Formula
  • Aid project Africa



We offer courses, guest lectures, and training on Peacebuilding, UN activities and Development Cooperation. Our current courses are taught at the Bachelor and Master level at Leiden University. They include Peacebuilding after Conflict, International Relations, and International Organizations as well as Current Issues.


This is Sen

The Sen Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation for research and education in the field of international cooperation. It was established in 2009. Researchers, teachers and students contribute to promoting better global relations. The Foundation is also certified as an educational institution for professional courses. It cooperates with institutions for higher education and official and private organisations for humanitarian aid and international development.


Faces of Sen

Saskia Rademaker has been with the Sen Foundation since its establishment in 2008. She obtained her Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University in 2008 and was the first researcher at the Sen Foundation between 2008 and 2011. She did extensive research for the publication Negen Plagen Tegelijk, and for other publications such as From War to the Rule of Law: Peacebuilding after Violent Conflicts or Rechtstaat in Ontwikkelingslanden by Joris Voorhoeve.