SIB NL Series: Soft Power and the Rise of China

Wednesday May 11th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15 | Zoom |  In an ever globalizing world, relations between Europe and Asia are changing. In recent decades, various Asian countries have become important global political and cultural powers. None of this would have been possible without the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than force in […]

SIB NL Series: Soft Powers in Contemporary Conflict Dynamics

Wednesday May 3rd 2021 | 19:00 – 20:30 | Zoom |  We are honoured to welcome Dorith Kool for the Amsterdam edition of the SIB NL: Soft Powers lecture-series. Dorith Kool is a Strategic Analyst at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies. She will dive into the role that soft powers play in contemporary conflict […]

SIB NL Series: Q&A with Joke Brandt

Wednesday April 28th 2021 | 19:30 – 21:00 | Zoom |  On April 28th SIB-Leiden will kick off the SIB-NL series on soft power, by hosting an online Q&A-lecture with no one less than the Dutch permanent representative to the UN in New York, Joke Brandt.Miss Brandt has a lot of experience in the diplomatic […]

The Secret to Hacking Wall Street

Tuesday April 20th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15 | Facebook and Youtube | In the week of January 11th 2021, the stock market was hit by an unprecedented force. Institutional stock traders, also known as hedge funds, had predicted that the stock price of the American video game retailer GameStop would sink. However, on the […]

Workshop: Make up your Mind!

Tuesday April 13th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15 | Zoom | Almost constantly people are exposed to the opinions of others. Opinions of the ones close to us, but also to opinions of (unknown) people from far away. We absorb this flow of opinions, views and assertions daily, through our many screens and devices. This […]

Europe according to the Dutch

Tuesday April 6th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15 | Zoom | Since the foundation of the European Union, the Netherlands have been one of the main pillars of the union. As a trading nation with the biggest harbour in Europe, the Dutch have a great interest in the open borders and free market. And yet, […]

The Freedom and Suppression of Tibet

Tuesday March 30th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15 | Zoom | The situation concerning Tibet is alarming. In 1912 Tibet declared its independence from China, but ever since 1949, when the invasion of Tibet took place, China has played an increasingly oppressive role in the autonomous region. The social, cultural and political rights of the […]

Accessibility of Society for the Visually Impaired

Tuesday March 23rd 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15| Facebook and Youtube| Visual impairment and blindness is pretty common. Around the world, 246 million people are visually impaired and 39 million people are blind. Over the years, the social position of these groups has changed for the better. Due to advancements in healthcare, there are increasing […]

Election Debate: Foreign Affairs

Tuesday March 16th 2021 | 19:30 – 21:15| The Dutch general election is coming up on Wednesday the 17th of March. It is already clear that foreign policy will play a major part this time. From the role and future of the European Union, to how to approach the COVID-19 pandemic, every party has a […]

Dies Natalis Talk: The Future of Utrecht

Tuesday March 9th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15| Facebook and Youtube| Utrecht is one of the fastest growing cities in the Netherlands, but this growth comes with challenges. For example: where do we want to build new houses? How do we make sure there is enough green in the city and how do we deal […]