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Fifty years of diplomatic relations with China: an ‘open and pragmatic’ partnership
This year, the Netherlands and China reflect on fifty years of diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level. How has the relationship between the countries developed over the past half century? An interview with university lecturer Vincent Chang.
‘As an ambassador you witness history as it unfolds’
Carmen Gonsalves has been the Dutch ambassador to Chile since this autumn. She studied history in Leiden. How useful has her degree been and what’s it like to be an ambassador? ‘Diplomacy is fascinating.’ We spoke to her just before the presidential elections.
Sara Polak: ‘Corona unveils great social inequality in the US’
Following China and Italy, it appears that the United States is becoming the next epicentre of the coronacrisis. Can the US handle this crisis? Is president Trump dealing with the situation correctly? We asked Leiden America expert Sara Polak.
- Huizinga Lecture
The Modern Transformation of Korean Political Thinking: Revisiting the Political Ideas of the Late Nineteenth-Century Reformists
Ethnicity and racism in present-day Latin America. Cases from Bolivia, Chile and Mexico
Lecture, Colloquium Contemporary History of Latin America
Valedictory symposium in honor of Thijs van Kolfschoten
Leonard Blussé receives prestigious Fukuoka Prize in Japan
Leonard Blussé, Professor Emeritus of History of European-Asian Relations, was awarded the 13th Fukuoka Prize in Japan on 10 September.
Data Science seminar at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs
Iran: Beyond the Headlines
LUCIS Discussion Panel
Paul Christiaan Flu: a Surinamese professor in a time of war
Paul Christiaan Flu, originally from Surinam, was a brilliant tropical doctor, who in 1938 rose to the position of Rector Magnificus of Leiden University. The war years brought his lightning career to an abrupt end: his son was murdered and he himself was imprisoned in a concentration camp. A sad family…
Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
- Global Asia Scholar Series (GLASS)