Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society
What's New is a lecture series organised by LUCIS and the department of Middle Eastern Studies. The lectures focus on current research on Islam and the Middle East.
Most speakers are researchers based at universities throughout the Netherlands, which makes the series an excellent platform for national networking. Invited speakers are asked to present their current research in an informal fashion inviting debate and discussion with the audience and drawing colleagues, students, and a general public. Each lecture includes a round of drinks for all attendees to allow them to continue the conversation outside of the lecture room.