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Leiden University Centre for International Relations


One of LUCIR’s key objectives is to bring together scholars and students of International Relations. To this end, LUCIR regularly organises events such as conferences, roundtables, lectures and book launches.



  • 16 November 2023: ‘Ghost Army: Snapshot of the Wagner Group’s Operations and Structures’
  • 7 November 2023: Election Debate 'Nuclear disarmament in changing geopolitical relations: what can the Netherlands do?'
  • 2 November 2023: Book Talk Kristina Lunz ‘The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist’
  • 10 October 2023: lecture Erika Weinthal ‘Protecting Nuclear Power Plants During War: Implications from Ukraine’
  • 20 September 2023: lecture Polina Ivanova ‘Refugees and asylum seekers in East Asia: Perspectives from Japan and Taiwan’
  • 10 September 2023: India in the World: Interaction with Rahul Gandhi and Sam Pitroda
  • 12 June 2023 - Friday 23 June 2023: summer school ‘The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance’
  • 24 May 2023: annual lecture Sankaran Krishna ‘Three Modes of Anarchy’
  • 16 May 2023: lecture Chiung-Chiu Huang ‘Relational Multilateralism: the Play of International United Front in China’s Global Grand Strategy’
  • 8 May 2023: lecture Samuel Ramani ‘Russia in Africa’
  • 25 April 2023: book talk Awakening to China’s Rise: Europe amid US-China Strategic Competition
  • 17 April 2023: seminar ‘Power, Ideas, and International Orders: Contrasting the Classical Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean’
  • 30 March 2023: book launch Katharina Natter, The Politics of Immigration Beyond Liberal States: Morocco and Tunisia in Comparative Perspective
  • 14 April 2023: lecture Nicholas Barnes ‘Inside Gang Governance: How and Why Gangs Rule the Streets of Rio de Janeiro’
  • 2 March 2023: lecture Geoffrey Swenson ‘Contending Orders: Legal Pluralism and the Rule of Law’
  • 21 February 2023: lecture Jonathan Leader Maynard ‘Ideology and Mass Killing’
  • 14 February 2023: lecture Branka Marijan ‘Future Warfare and Civilian Protection’
  • 11 January 2023: lecture LIMS seminar ‘Caring Control in U.S. Border Control’


  • 14 December 2022: roundtable ‘Threat(s) to Democracy’
  • 15 November 2022: roundtable ‘Women, Life, Freedom Protests in Iran: Will This Time Be Different?’
  • 11 November 2022: roundtable ‘Emerging Powers and Development Finance across the World’
  • 29 September 2022: book launch Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr’s, Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia
  • 29 September 2022: book launch Crystal A. Ennis & Nicolas Blarel (eds.), The South Asia to Gulf Migration Governance Complex
  • 22 June 2022: book launch Polly Pallister-Wilkins, Humanitarian Borders: Unequal Mobility and Saving Lives
  • 19 April 2022: lecture Michael Colaresi ‘Technological Change and Human Rights’
  • 14 April 2022: book launch Corinna Jentzsch, Violent Resistance: Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique
  • 7 April 2022: roundtable ‘The French Presidential Election Amidst World Turmoil’
  • 4 March 2022: roundtable ‘Putin’s War on Ukraine: Implications and Consequences’
  • 24 February 2022: book launch Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr, Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia
  • 14 February 2022: roundtable ‘The Conflict between Russia and Ukraine’


  • 3 December 2021: conference ‘Lessons from Afghanistan’
  • 11 November 2021: book lauch Diana Miryong Natermann, Pursuing Whiteness in the Colonies: Private Memories from the Congo Freestate and German East Africa (1884–1914)
  • 9 November 2021: roundtable ‘Women and the Taliban—Voices from the Region’
  • 3 November 2021: book talk Rahul Rao, Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality
  • 21 October 2021: lecture Romain Malejacq ‘Warlord Survival: War & Peace in Afghanistan’
  • 15 April 2021: book launch Ian Sanjay Patel, We’re Here Because You Were There - Immigration and the End of Empire
  • 11 March 2021: roundtable ‘The Dutch Elections in Comparative Perspective’


  • 10 November 2020: panel ‘After the US Presidential Elections’
  • 27 October 2020: panel ‘Before the US Presidential Elections’
  • 21 February 2020: lecture Stathis Kalyvas, ‘The Landscape of Political Violence’
  • 20 February 2020: seminar ‘Populism and Democracy’
  • 12 November 2019: lecture Erica Chenoweth, ‘The Power of Civil Resistance’
  • 28 October 2019: lecture Ian Hall, ‘Narendra Modi and the Uses of Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Reputation, and the Domestic Audience’
  • 23 October 2019: lecture Nils B. Weidmann, ‘The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies’
  • 7 May 2019: roundtable ‘Competing Concepts of Power’
  • 6 May 2019: lecture Stefano Guzzini, ‘The Measure of Power and the Power of Measure’
  • 23 April 2019: lecture T.V. Paul, ‘Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era’
  • 7 March 2019: lecture Hugo Meijer, ‘Strategic Autonomy or Strategic Cacophony? The Evolution and State of European Defence’
  • 5 February 2019: roundtable ‘Is it Possible to Build World Order Without American Hegemony?’
  • 25 May 2018: lecture Jin Sato, ‘Legacies of “Failed” Projects: The Long-Term Influence of Japanese Aid to Southeast Asia’
  • 24 May 2018: roundtable ‘The Role of the State in Development’
  • 16 May 2018: lecture Juliet Kaarbo, ‘Brexit Stage Right: Sovereignty and the Dynamics of Role Transformation’
  • 6 June 2017: LUCIR opening lecture Erik Voeten, ‘Populism and the Backlash against International Courts’
LUCIR Opening Lecture poster - redux
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