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Night of International Relations | Groningen | dinsdag, 20. februari 2018

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We are very happy to announce that on the 20th of February the Forum Committee will host the Night of International Relations.
For this diverse and interesting night in the heart of Groningen we have invited numerous speakers that will address a variety of topics ranging from human trafficking to crisis management to life in the GDR. We are certain that this night will be filled with fascinating people, political debates and interesting life stories.

The night will take place at three different locations in the inner part of Groningen namely, the Brouwerij Martinus, Café de Sleutel and Café Kult. We will have three rounds of presentations so each of you will be able to attend several lectures in a nice, informal setting. At the end of the night there is the opportunity to come together, enjoy some drinks and ask the speakers more questions.

Soon, we will announce more details regarding our topics and the speakers. So, stay tuned!

If you want to broaden your horizon, learn more of the world of international relations and spend a pleasant night with your friends sign up for the Night of International Relations on the 6th of February. Unfortunately the event if full, so you won't be able to sign up anymore.
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  • There is only a limited amount of spots for this event and the tickets are going fast. So, if you want to join this event, sign up now, before all the spots are gone!
  • The final speaker is: dr. Goda Perlaviciute. Is a professor in environmental psychology, who has conducted much research on sustainable energy and climate change, considering the stance of society towards this. She focusses on human behaviour towards climate change. Her expertise lies in the stance of society towards energy sources, systems and policies. Which factors influence our acceptability and evaluations towards those? Moreover, how does society behave in addressing acute environmental and energy problems? If you want to find out more about human behaviour in relation to climate change and sustainable policy making, sign up for The Night of International Relations here: https://goo.gl/forms/hMcoR425zewjdukF2 You can sign up until the 16th of February, be fast, because there are limited spots available.
  • Our next Speaker Jakob Schiele During the Night of International Relations Jakob Schiele will address the political relevance of memes. It is undeniably true that social media plays an increasingly significant role in the political world. But which role do memes play? They have become a central part of social media culture but are they of equal political importance or are they simply another form of humoristic entertainment? Those questions are going to be addressed by Jakob Schiele. Jakob Schiele Is an IRIO graduate who wrote his bachelor thesis about the increasing political importance of memes. During the night of International Relations, he is going to discuss the content of his thesis and shed light on the question: ‘Do internet memes constitute a new form of global visual discourse?’ If want to find out more about the political relevance of memes sign up for the Night of International Relations. The Sign up opens after the next speaker is announced!
  • Today, you can sign up for this amazing night! Keep an eye on the event to see when the signup opens.
  • Our next speaker is Bauke van der Pol During the Night of International Relations Bauke van der Pol a cultural anthropologist will address the heritage of the VOC in India. Bauke van der Pol is a cultural anthropologist who has more than 35 years of experience and knowledge of India. In recent years he has been researching Dutch cultural heritage in this country and conducted research in India, exploring the heritage of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) here. These are the origins of Dutch trading relations with India, that have been around longer than those with the US and the UK and yet most people are unaware of. In his presentation Mr. Van der Pol will elaborate on how the Dutch settled in various Indian regions, the Dutch settlements themselves and the relationship between the colonizers and the Indian maharajas and other rulers. Additionally, he will touch upon the traces that these foreigners left behind in India. If you want to find out more about the heritage of the VOC sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced!
  • Drs. Rolf ter Sluis During the Night of International Relations Drs. Ter Sluis, the curator of the university museum of Groningen, will address the history of Groningen, collections of the museum and opportunities for students. We have all been studying in this beautiful city for at least a few months now, but what do you actually know about Groningen and its rich history? Since most of our lives our now based here, it would be a shame not to find out more about this historically interesting city. If you want know more about Groningen and the collections on display in the university museum, sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced.
  • Our Next speaker: Mr. Peter Ros During the Night of International Relations Mr. Ros, the co-founder of, among others, Permanent Beta, Pop-Up Yoga, Techethics.nl and Fountainheads, will address entrepreneurship and what he calls ‘connecting the unusual suspects’. The impact of digitization and exponential technological developments pressures the way we run our businesses and organize our society. Mr. Ros will address these rapid changes by looking at them in a different way. He is especially interested in bringing the importance of tech-ethics under (political) attention. He looks at the issue from the human perspective instead of the digital one, as is shown in one of his mottos: ‘it’s digital world, act human’. If you want to know more about entrepreneurship in a rapidly changing (digital) business environment and what impact these changes have on our daily lives, sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced
  • Our speaker: Mr. Maarten Abelman During the Night of International Relations Mr. Abelman, Head of the office of the Dutch Rapporteur, will address human trafficking. Mr. Abelman graduated in Law at Leiden University in 1999. After that, he worked as legal advisor and senior legal advisor for the Ministry of Security and Justice from 2001 until 2012. Nowadays, he supervises the office of the Dutch Rapporteur daily and coordinates the research on human trafficking. He is a member of the expert group (AECT) on human trafficking of the OSCE on behalf of the Dutch Rapporteur. If you want to know more about the usually contained and hidden network of human trafficking, sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced.
  • Our next speaker: Tjalling Halbertsma During the Night of International Relation Tjalling Halbertsma the Director International of the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen and professor of East Asian Studies, will address Mongolia and the invention of diplomacy. Halbertsma spent many years in China and Mongolia, including as the first Dutch diplomat based in Mongolia for the Netherlands Embassy in Beijing. In 2007 Halbertsma completed a PhD at the Sinological Institute of Leiden University on the Nestorian heritage which he rediscovered and documented in Inner Mongolia. Tjalling Halbertsma has written extensively about Asia for various international newspapers and is author of a number of books and travelogues on China and Mongolia. With all this experience he is going to talk about the following : In the thirteenth century, at the time that Marco Polo was travelling to the East, a Mongolian diplomat and pilgrim travelled in the opposite direction to Europe. Starting his journey in today's Beijing and reaching Rome and Paris in 1287, this Mongolian diplomat left us a travelogue describing the exotic west from an Asian perspective. Tjalling Halbertsma will introduce this extrodinary journey between East and West and speak about his own experiences in Mongolia as campaign advisor to the Mongolian Prime Minister and eventually as the first Netherlands' diplomat in Ulaanbaatar. If you want to find out more about this fascinating topic sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced!
  • Our second Speaker: Mr. Peter Keup During the Night of International Relations Mr. Keup, a contemporary GDR citizen, will address his experience living in and fleeing from the GDR. He was born in 1958 in a town close to Dresden. He later moved to the GDR because his father was involved in communist politics. When his family tried to leave the GDR they were excluded from society, so Mr. Keup tried to flee. Later he found out that his brother worked for the Stasi (the secret intelligence service of the GDR). If you want to know more about his eventful life and what happened when Mr. Keup tried to escape the GDR, sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced
  • Our first speaker: Jan-Willem Pot During the Night of International Relations Jan Willem-Pot, a training and research fellow at the Clingendael academy, will address negotiation tactics and crisis management. Jan-Willem Pot who joined the Clingendael Institute in 2016 is now specialized in diplomatic practice, negotiation and mediation in conflict resolution. Although he graduated with his last master’s degree in international development only in 2016 he can already look back on a very successful career. Among other things, he worked at Oxfam Novib as a project management specialist and policy program officer and was sent as a political section trainee at the delegation of the EU to Thailand. If you want to find out more about negotiation tactics and Jan-Willem Pot’s interesting career sign up for the Night of International Relations from the 6th of February onwards. More speakers to be announced!