Meet the new tutors
International Studies has quite some new tutors for this year! We’re very happy to welcome them in our team. Want to find out who they are? Below, they introduce themselves and share what challenges they think will be coming up. But of course, they already have plans for the solutions as well…
Music unites: How to create a community in an online world?
As this world map reveals, our first-year students represent a whole bunch of different backgrounds and identities. Some of them currently living in The Hague, some of them elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. How can we try and make use of the situation and create a community…online?
Save the date: Online Area Fair International Studies 23 October 2020
Save the date!
Open Consultation hour with the Coordinators of Studies, on Skype!
A message from the Coordinators of Studies.
Start your career during your studies
Curious about what you want to do after graduation?
Word of Welcome from the Chair
Read the Word of Welcome from the Chair of the bacherlor's programme International Studies, Professor Giles Scott-Smith.
Opening of the Academic Year International Studies 2020-2021
International Studies has started a new academic year, welcome to 2020-2021 everyone! This year we have about 540 new first year students, with 54 different nationalities! This number is similar to previous years, and that’s really something to be proud of in these Covid-19 uncertain times. Last Friday, on the 18th of September, we celebrated the Opening of the Academic Year a bit differently from past years, in that it was held both on-campus and online. Although we missed having a large crowd in the lecture hall, it was still a celebratory occasion!
Things That Talk for International Studies
Starting this semester, Things That Talk will venture into the BA International Studies program. ‘Things’ (be it objects, tools, or artifacts of everyday life) are the material expressions of the human experience, and therefore deserve a strong voice within our research and studies. This Faculty of Humanities-made platform is a place for learning the language of things. Their voices may corroborate, complement or challenge all the information that we consume through the written and spoken word. The main storytellers are students. This academic year, already more than twenty courses within our faculty will use Things That Talk to build a durable, living archive of stories that are of direct relevance to the courses!
Meet Roos ter Elst
Meet Roos ter Elst - she will be Student well-being counselor for International Studies. That means she'll be doing a lot of activities around students’ state of being and (online) community building. A very useful person to get to know, obviously! In this mini-interview she'll tell a bit more about herself.
Meet Prof.dr. Maurits Berger
Please meet Prof.dr. Maurits S. Berger, your new lecturer for the course "Introduction to International Studies". He is a lawyer and Arabist. He holds the Sultan of Oman chair of Islam and the West at Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR) and is a senior research associate with the Clingendael Institute for International Relations in The Hague. He has worked as a lawyer in Amsterdam, and as a researcher and journalist in Cairo and Damascus. It's an honour to have him as a lecturer for International Studies!