Upcoming Events 

18 November 19.00 - Winter Drinks

During these rough times of deadlines and midterms we also need some time to relax! That is why Custodia has organised the next drink; An early winter, Christmas, holiday drink, as we all need to get through the boring month of November. We hope to see you all the 18th of November (19:00) at Café Leopold for some beers!

19 November 18.00 - 19.00 - How to write academic papers 101

Disclaimer: This event is only available for first year Security Studies students. Location: T.B.A.

Are you struggling to make that perfect paper? To structure that argument? Or to formulate your award-winning research question? L.S.A. Custodia is teaming up with the tutors to bring you an educational session regarding just this! On Tuesday the 19th of November all first year Security Studies students are invited for this event, which in addition, also will be a peer review moment. Bring your own papers and help each other not just pass your course, but ace it!

The continuation of this event relies on the amount of attendees, so be quick and sign up through the following link:


25 November & 2 December 19.00 - 23.00 - Nuclear Movie Night

The Travel Committee is organising a double movie night on the 25th of November and the 2nd of December at Wijnhaven room 3.48 (19:00). We will be watching something thrilling related to the Kiev 2020 trip! Can you guess what it is? You only have to bring yourself and your attention, we will be providing popcorn for you all to enjoy the movie nights to the fullest!

The Custodia members that are not joining on the Kiev 2020 trip are of course also welcome to join the movie nights!

26 November 19.00 - 22.00 - Pooling at Hague5

The Social Committee has been actively planning the next social event and we would like to invite you to go pooling at Hague5. A buzzing local poolcafé right in the centre of The Hague. So, join us for a fun night at Hague5! Please bring 2,- euros as a fee and make sure to sign up through the link below, because there are limited spots available. See you there!

To register for this event, click here

27 November 17.00 - 19.00 - The Future of Warfare: AI and Autonomous Weapons

Disclaimer: Signing up for this event is mandatory. Please sign up through the following link:


In recent years, 'artificial intelligence' (AI) has been rapidly developing in multiple fields, including the military. What could this mean for the future of warfare?

Many experts argue that the growing importance of AI in warfare has even led to an arms race between the United States and China. These two powers, as well as Russia, recognize the importance of AI and focus increasingly on its development. However, there is also opposition, especially from NGO's and scientists, who warn against the threat of fully autonomous weapons that can make decisions on life and death without human control (sometimes referred to as 'killer robots').

During our event on November 27th we will look into the deployment of AI in warfare, focussing specifically on autonomous weapon systems. We will explore current and (possible) future developments in this field, the implications that these developments could have for warfare, as well as some different perspectives on the weapon systems.

Amit Arkhipov-Goyal, analyst at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies (HCSS) will provide us with an introduction to AI and the concept of autonomous weapons. This introduction will be followed by a panel discussion that includes members from research institute TNO and peace organization PAX. They will share their perspectives on the case of autonomous weapons. 

This event is hosted by the Jonge Atlantici/Netherlands Atlantic Youth in cooperation with study association L.S.A. Custodia.

13 December 09.45 - 11.30 - Visit to the OPCW

On the 13th of December at 09:45, we will pay a visit to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention and oversees the global endeavour to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons. The OPCW aims to achieve a world free of chemical weapons and the threat of their use.

The visit will consist of a presentation about the OPCW and its activities, a viewing of the Nobel Peace Prize and a viewing of the Executive Council meeting room (provided it's available at the time of the visit).

The visit will take place on the 13th of December at 09:45 and registrations open on Monday the 11th of November at 12:00. The deadline to register for this event is on Friday the 6th of December at 17:00. There's a maximum of 50 spots available for the visit and full = full. 

You can register for the visit to the OPCW by clicking here.

*note that the OPCW wishes to receive passport / ID numbers from the participants. This information will be deleted immediately after the event. 

Disclaimer: During this event, pictures might be taken for promotional purposes. If you wish not to be in the pictures, please notify the board of this at the event.