Admission to the MA International Relations, track European Union Studies. Students who are admitted to the track International Studies are also welcome to attend.
This course will run on an intermittent basis throughout the two semesters. The guests will either be leading academics who will be asked to discuss their research or leading politicians or officials from national level or international organisations who will be asked to speak about their experiences and to discuss aspects of current affairs.
Students will be stimulated to take part in debates and to reflect on the societal relevance of science.
Wednesday 15 October, The Hague, Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6
Speaker: Prof.dr. A. Gerrits
Wednesday 5 November, The Hague, Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6
Speaker: Thijs van der Plas
Dutch EU policy
Wednesday 3 December, Leiden, Lipsius 003
Speaker: René Cuperus, employee Wiardi Beckmanstichting and columist of the Volkskrant
Future EU after the election of the European Parliament
Wednesday 11 February, The Hague, Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6
Speaker: René Leegte, Member of the House of Representatives for the VVD
The ”hold of the House of Representatives” on European Policy
Wednesday 25 February, The Hague, Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6
Speaker: Gerrit Meester, former Professor Wageningen and Amsterdam, former senior official Agriculture
European Agricultural Policy and the World Food Problem
Wednesday 11 March, The Hague, Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6
Speaker: Lesley D’Huy, ”Sherpa” of Mark Rutte
Assisting the Premier in EU affairs
Wednesday 15 april, Leiden, Vrieshof 2/004
Speaker: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Secretary-General NATO
Security, EU and NATO
Wednesday 6 May, Leiden, Vrieshof 2/004
Eduard Slootweg, director European Parliament Office The Hague
Positioning the European Parliament in the Netherlands
Mode of instruction
Seminars. Attendance of the seminars is obligatory.
Attendance of the seminars: 2 hours per week
The master EUS cooperates with the Campus Den Haag of Leiden University and the Montesquieu-Institute. All information concerning the European seminars can be found on the following websites: