Invitation to the digital workshop "Accountability and control of intelligence services in Germany"

31 March 2024

The thematic group "Critical Security Studies" of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) with the participation of PD Dr. habil. Eva Herschinger from CISS cordially invites you to a digital workshop on "Accountability and Control of Intelligence Services in Germany" on Monday, May 13, 2024 (9:30 am - 1:00 pm). The current security challenges as well as the long-term developments in the light of the "Zeitenwende" are an important reason to deal with these questions in a workshop.

The following experts will be part of the workshop:


Panel input: 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Dr. Claudia Hillebrandt, University of Cardiff

Ronja Kniep, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)


Roundtable: 11:15-12:45 a.m.

Dr. Thorsten Wetzling, Foundation for New Responsibility (SVN)

Prof. Dr. Eva Michaels, Leiden University


The detailed agenda of the workshop can be found here.

The workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of research findings and research gaps in this field and addresses all scholars who deal with questions of accountability and control of actors in the German security architecture, especially intelligence services, from a theoretical or empirical perspective.


Please register by Monday, May 6, 2024, to:

Please register with name, email and institution.

The workshop is open to researchers from all disciplines and free of charge.

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