The History of International Relations section offers teaching programmes and conducts research into the developments in the international political systems from the early modern period until the present day.

The overarching research questions are how Europeanisation and globalisation have changed over time, how they affected democracy and the rule of law; how the position of the Netherlands in the world adapted to these changes; and how conflict, war, terrorism and violence determine the international (interstate) system, its security and institutions.

News

Incluusion student screenshot
10 December 2018
Student refugees tell us what studying, through the Incluusion programme of Utrecht University has meant for them.
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12 November 2018
On November 2nd, the Dutch Reformatorisch Dagblad reported on a meeting in Utrecht concerning the fundamental values of the European collaboration.
Foto van B. Groote & Co, collectie Stadsarchief Amsterdam
9 November 2018
Queen Wilhelmina played a much more active role in the Kaiser’s fleeing to the Netherlands than has always been assumed.
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Events

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17 December 2018 20:00 - 22:00
A debate in TivoliVredenburg on civilian casualties, transparency and justice (even is in Dutch).
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence