For Political Science Students

Sign up for the talkshow Pauw!


Monday the 24th of september the SPIL visits the studios of the Dutch programme "Pauw". We will get a tour of the studio and can join the audience for that night's show. If you want to have a behind the scenes experience of one of The Netherlands' most famous TV-shows, sign up here.

Lecture: Pete Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

Born in Groningen, Pete Hoekstra found his way back to the Nederlands serving as the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. As a member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district. Together with professor Niels van Willigen, the SPIL will talk with Mr. Hoekstra about American foreign policy, the bilateral relations between US and the Netherlands and more. The event will take place on September 10th at 19:00 hrs. in room 2.01, Wijnhaven, The Hague. See you there!

Lecture: Rob Kramer, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy

On the 4th of September, the SPIL meets the Commander of the Royal Dutch Navy Rob Kramer, hosted by professor Theo Brinkel. The Commander of the Naval Forces is in charge of the Royal Netherlands Navy. His main task is to ensure that navy units are ready for deployment. The commander is responsible for preparing, leading and executing operations. He reports to the Commander of the Armed Forces (CDS). We”ll talk about the Dutch Navy, NATO, and operations overseas. Join us on the 4th of September, 19:00 Spanish Steps, Wijnhaven, The Hague.

Register for a committee!

The deadline for committee registrations has passed. Later this year, registrations for the Freshmen Weekend Committee and the SPIL Weekend Committee will open. 

Committees are a key part of the operation of any student association, and the SPIL is no different. The committees that the SPIL offers can give you the opportunity to experience something completely new, or participate in an area that you are already passionate about. There is also variety of ways that you can participate in your area of interest, from organising activities and events, to writing for a magazine, to working as part of an international group. As you can see committees encompass a wide range of possibilities for ways students to get involved. Register here!


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Opening hours

Openings hours
Leiden and The Hague
Monday 10:00-17:00
Tuesday* 10:00-17:00
Wednesday 10:00-17:00
Thursday 10:00-17:00
Friday 10:00-12:30
Weekend Closed
 * Op vrijdag heeft het bestuur vanaf 12:30 vergadering
On Friday the room is closed due weekly boardmeetings at 12:30