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Faces of Science: Fransje Molenaar

As of February 2015, Fransje Molenaar, a PhD candidate at Leiden University's Institute of Political Science, is one of the 'Faces of Science'. Via the eponymous on-line platform she will assist the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in enthusing students for science.


9-23 February, 2015: Multimedia exhibition 'Justice Matters'

From 9 to 23 February, 2015 Leiden University hosts 'Justice Matters', a multimedia exhibition illustrating the raison d'être and the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The exhibition is open to the public in the atrium of the University's Pieter de la Court building.


12 February, 2015: 'International Justice Matters'

On Thursday 12 February, 2015, Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng, an experienced jurist, expert on human rights, and First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will speak on the law and politics of international criminal justice at Leiden University's Institute of Political Science. The lecture will be held from 15:00 to 17:00 in room S.C01 of the Pieter de la Court building.


10 February 2015: 'Grexit' or business as usual?

What to make of the looming conflict between the Greek people (and political forces in Southern Europe) and Germany and the Troika (and political forces in Northern Europe)? Are we going to witness a 'Grexit', or is this a case of business as usual? Honorary doctor Peter J. Katzenstein's lecture 'Old News? Europe in Crisis' could not have been timed better: 10 February 2015, 16:00-17:15, room 1.A20 of the Pieter de la Court building.


6 February 2015: Master's Information Day

Are you currently completing your Bachelor’s degree and looking for the next challenge? Are you interested in the study of politics? Both on the domestic and the international level? At one of Europe's top political science institutes? Our master programmes have a lot to offer. Come to the Master's Information Day on 6 February to learn more.


4 February 2015: 'After Paris: Making Sense of Terrorism'

All interested students and staff are invited to a panel discussion on radicalization, cartoon controversies, and balancing security and civil liberties. The event will be held on Wednesday, 4 February 2015, from 15:00 to 17:00 in room S.B45 of the Pieter de la Court building.


Honorary doctorate for Peter J. Katzenstein

On 9 February, 2015, the 440th Dies Natalis, Peter J. Katzenstein will be awarded a Leiden University honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to the social sciences in general, and to political science in particular. Professor Katzenstein (Cornell University) is one of the most influential scholars in the fields of comparative politics and international relations.


Become a Master Student for one day

Are you considering to obtain a Masters degree at one of Europe's best universities? Would you like to deepen your knowledge about politics and enhance your academic skills? Are you interested in what Leiden University’s Master in Political Science has to offer? Come and visit us, on Tuesday 9 and/or Thursday 11 December 2014!


New application procedure and deadlines for Masters

The deadlines for registering for our Master programmes have been advanced. This affects all prospective MSc students, including Leiden University BSc's. If you intend to enroll in one of our Master programmes in February or September, please refer to the application flyer to find out which deadlines apply.


Oliver Hecquer wins Master Thesis Prize 2014

With his thesis 'The Calculus of Ethnicity' Oliver Hecquer has won the Master Thesis Prize 2014. The jury was unanimous in its appraisal of Oliver's theoretical and methodological approach. The research is both 'original' and 'intriguing'. In addition, the thesis is written 'with flair, and [seemingly!] without effort'.


Disputationes Quadrangulae No. 7

Imagine Kant and Marx walking into a bar, and... In the world of political philosophy, this is not an unthinkable scenario. In fact, Kant and Marx will meet one another in Leiden, as well as various other (political) philosophers and students, during the 7th Disputationes Quadrangulae on 19 December 2014.


Lunch conference on the EU and the Low Countries

On the occasion of the publication of the book European integration and consensus politics in the Low Countries a lunch conference is organised and hosted by the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU in Brussels on Friday 17 October 2014. The book is edited by Hans Vollaard (Leiden University), Jan Beyers (Antwerp University), and Patrick Dumont (Université du Luxembourg).


Master day, 10 October 2014

Would you like to know what the master programmes of the Institute of Political Science have to offer? Visit the Master Day on Friday 10 October 2014 to find out.


Political Science in Leiden ranks high

Again, political science in Leiden ranks high. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 , Leiden takes the 34th position worldwide in 'Politics & International Studies'. Among European universities, Leiden is placed 6th in this field. In the Netherlands, Leiden achieves the highest score of all political science institutes.