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

12 September 2019
Beatrice de Graaf on talkshow Jinek about right-wing extremism, terrorism and violence.
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23 August 2019
Beatrice de Graaf and Kees van den Bos spoke in the Dutch newspaper NRC about the ideology of a terrorist.
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12 July 2019
Ali Aljasem published an article in 'The Guardian' about the war in Syria.
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Events

24 September 2019 18:30 - 21:30
Alumni Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn and Goos Hofstee reflect at Clingendael Institute on current issues concerning terrorism.
Val van de Berlijnse Muur (1989)
9 November 2019 11:00 - 17:00
International scholars shed a new light on the fall of the Berlin Wall and developments that preceded and followed it.
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence