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

23 June 2017
Ali Aljasem, Conflict Studies and Human Rights student, has been nominated for the ECHO Award 2017.
6 June 2017
This book seeks to understand the processes of reintegration of former Jihadist detainees, as well as the role that professionals play in this process.
Israëlische Centurions in de Negev op 20 mei 1967. Bron: Wikimedia Commons/Fritz Cohen
6 June 2017
50 years ago, the Six-Day War took place in the Middle East. Dr Lorena De Vita wrote a short piece on the East German take on the 1967 war.
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Events

Nederlandse Nieuw-Guinea
31 August 2017 12:45 - 13:45
Uit het promotieonderzoek van Bart Stol blijkt dat Nederland meer steun kreeg van bondgenoten in Nieuw-Guineakwestie dan gedacht.
De Vliegende Hollander helpt Indie bevrijden
6 October 2017 13:15 - 17:00
The seminar serie Spores of Emire: Dutch Culture and its imperial archive addresses specific manifestations and media of cultural transfer in the Netherlands.
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8 November 2017 - 10 November 2017
This conference investigates the way cultures on both sides of the northern Atlantic perceived, represented, interacted with, and changed each other.
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence