The Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science at Leiden University is ranked second place among other Dutch Political Science masters’ programmes in the newly released Dutch Keuzegids Masters 2013.
The First EDA-Egmont PhD Prize in European Defence, Security and Strategy has been awarded to Dr. Benjamin Pohl for his dissertation " But We Have to Do Something – The Drivers behind European Crisis Management Operations "
The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Dr. Jet Bussemaker, has given te opening address to the conference 'Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation' in Leiden. Her speech discussed practical experiences with the paradox of regulations: rules are necessary for a legitimate government, but quite often also impede its authority. The full text of the Minister's speech and the subsequent introduction of the conference theme by Prof. Ruud Koole can be found below.