On October 29th the van den Berg Bachelorthesis Prize will be presented. Each year this prize is given to the writer of the best bachelorthesis in the Political Science Institute of Leiden University.
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.
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!
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.