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College Tour: Sander Schaepman - The Hunted Headquarters

When:Tu 06-06-2023 20:00 - 21:00
Where:Aula, Academy building

This is a Dutch-language event.

College Tour is an event where a high-profile Dutch or International guest is interviewed. This event is based on the concept of the homonym Dutch TV show, where the audience (you!) will have the chance to ask questions. For this year’s event, Sander Schaepman will be interviewed by Hanny Elzinga.

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Costs: 4 euro/ free for students

We are currently facing issues of illicit trade and a rise in criminality in the Netherlands. The Public Prosecution service reports of growing attacks on the police and emergency services, the unraveling of the underground drug cartels of criminal Ridouan Taghi, and the rising rates of shooting and bombings in the country have demanded we ask some important questions. Questions such as: What is happening to safety in the Netherlands? Are there other forms of organised crime in the Netherlands? How can we effectively fight organised crime and what role does collective leadership (society & police) play in this? To answer these questions and more, we invite the former chief investigator and safety specialist Sander Schaepman.

About the speakers

Sander Schaepman is known for his role as head of detectives in the popular TV program Hunted, in which participants try to evade capture. In addition, Sander has an impressive career as a leader and trainer in the police force. He has been working in leadership positions, especially non-profit, for 35 years, from operations to strategic level, as well as leading internationally operating Core Teams on Serious Organized Crime in the Dutch police. He has worked with various international law enforcement agencies including those in Western Europe, Lebanon, Turkey, and Colombia. Through his experience, he has developed strong political and administrative sensitivity and is highly skilled in crisis leadership. He now uses his sensitivity and passion for ethics and knowledge in the field of security for his roles as a board and executive advisor, leader of crisis organizations, and keynote speaker on security, leadership, and integrity.

Prof. Mr. Dr. Hanny Elzinga is affiliated with the Faculty of Law and worked for more than a decade as an associate professor of criminal law and criminal procedure law at the University of Groningen. She also spent 10 years as Dean of Honours College in Groningen and is Professor of Development and Differentiation of Academic Education, in excellence programs, particularly in an interdisciplinary context. She is currently the Dean of University College in Groningen.

Organizing committee

This event is part of the Leadership Lab from Honours College. The College Tour 2023 is organized by Honours College Master students Aline, Clementine, Eoin, Henriëtte, and Quadri.


The College Tour 2023 event is co-organised by Honours College, ICOG Groningen, Studium Generale and the Illicit Trade Group.

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