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Alumni Event

Alumni Event Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs Opening Wijnhaven

Thursday 16 February 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

On Friday 10 February the new Wijnhaven site of Leiden University in The Hague will be opened with a festive ceremony. On the occasion of this opening, the faculty of Governance and Global Affairs will organize a special event for its alumni on 16 February. 

On Thursday 16 February from 17.00 until approximately 21.30 there will be a programme with guided tours through the new building, lectures, presentations and a walking dinner. Enjoy a drink and a bite, talk with your former fellow students, and meet lecturers and students in the Wijnhaven in the heart of The Hague.

17.00 – 18.00 hrs      Welcome (Grand café)
Welcome, a bite and a drink. Possibility to join a guided tour through the Wijnhaven.

18.00 – 19.00 hrs     Welcome and keynote speech (Auditorium) 
Word of welcome by prof.dr. Kutsal Yesilkagit, dean of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). Keynote speech by prof.dr. Rob de Wijk, professor of International Relations and Security FGGA and director The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, about the geopolitical shifts and their international causes with regard to his most recent publication The new revolutionary wave; why citizens turn away from their leaders.
(in Dutch, If necessary a written translation of the keynote speech will be available)

19.00 – 19.45 hrs      Choose from three sessions

Lectures on current affairs:
1. Security in a complex world
by dr. Bibi van den Berg and dr. Ruth Prins, Institute of Security and Global Affairs FGGA
(in Dutch, If necessary a written translation of the keynote speech will be available)

2. Towards a sustainable future: which environmental challenges are we facing as humanity? 
by dr.ir. Thijs Bosker, Leiden University College The Hague
(in English) 

Career & network
3. Masterclass The dark side of leadership
by drs. Nikol Hopman, director Centre for Professional Learning The Hague.
(in Dutch, If necessary a written translation of the keynote speech will be available)

19.45 uur        Walking dinner (Grand café)

Indonesian buffet; possibility to talk with each other and with the lecturers.

Your contribution for this alumni event is € 15,- including drinks, bites and the buffet. 

You may register from Tuesday 24 January  until 13 Februari via this form

Prior to this alumni event there will be a conference on ‘Administrative burdens: fact nor fiction?’ that might be interesting for you as well. More information. 

For more information you can contact: communicatie@fgga.leidenuniv.nl 

Security in a complex world

Challenges like cyber-crime, terrorism and natural disasters have a huge impact on people’s lives all over the world.  In the present, connected world these security challenges will become more and more complicated. Developments like globalization and the distribution of network technology cause security issues to come forward on a local, regional, national and international level at the same time.  Solutions for such problems require a wide range of actors who should cooperate on various administrative levels.

In this current affairs lecture Bibi van den Berg and Ruth Prins will inform you on security in a complex world. They will do so with their new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in which they are looking for answers to important questions such as: what is security? How can we have a better understanding of the challenges with respect to security? How do we deal with this? Answers to these questions can be found in a combination of insights from various scientific disciplines with real life case studies.  

A sustainable future: which challenges are we facing as humanity?

Currently at 7 billion, the Earth’s population is on target to reach 8 billion by 2027. Driven by this increase in human population, we are living in an era of increasing urbanization, transportation, technology and consumption while experiencing increasingly fewer fundamental resources for humans like food, water, and traditional forms of energy. On top of that the Earth undergoes a period of unprecedented environmental change. This change, spanning from local to global scales, is one of the most pressing challenges for humanity, and the planet’s ecosphere as a whole. But, besides climate change, what are these key challenges confronting society at the moment, and in the future?  I will use the concept of planetary boundaries, which defines a safe operating space for humanity, to discuss these key environmental challenges. Next, I will provide several case-studies on human impact on the environment, with a focus on the impact of contaminants, such as plastics, pesticides and endocrine disruptors.

Workshop: The Dark Side of Leadership

In this workshop you will actively look for the limits of good leadership. Leadership matters, in politics, in government, in business and on the world stage. Is there something like good leadership, and if so, what does it look like? When and why does good leadership sometimes turn into the opposite? And what can we do to prevent this? In order to understand and promote good leadership, it is important to recognize ‘the dark side’ .

Introduction and supervision by Nikol Hopman, director Centre for Professional Learning.

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