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Lecture: The End of the Financial Crisis?

On the 12th of June, SIB-Amsterdam organizes a new lecture: The End of the Financial Crisis? – Lessons and a Look at the Future.

In 2007 the Financial Crisis started in the United States and through the global financial system it quickly spread across the world. Since then on multiple occassions we’ve heard pronouncements by national and international authorities that the recession or the crisis is now truly over. Is it? What lessons have we learned? Will our economy be able to resist a new crisis? And what to think about the Euro? SIB-Amsterdam will take a look at this with several experts.

This time the lecture will be in the Muziekzaal, instead of the Theaterzaal.
Free for students, €5 for non-students

[This event will be in English]
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Lecture: The Great Middle Eastern Rivalry: Iran and Saudi Arabia

Since the end of the Second World War it has seemed at times as if politics throughout the Middle East was shaped the conflict in Israel/Palestine. In the previous years we have seen a shift in this. In Iraq, Syria, Yemen and throughout the Gulf, international relations seems to be dominated in the rivalry between the Sunni and the Shia, the Sunni broadly led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Shia led by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

With this lecture we would like to take a closer look at the origin of this still ongoing conflict between these two countries. We will take a look at the numerous internal and external factors that perpetuate the conflict and on top of that there will also be a discussion about the various (inter)national consequences of this rivalry. SIB-Amsterdam will take a look at this conflict together with several distinguished speakers.


Paul Aarts teaches at the University of Amsterdam where he specializes in the Middle East and North Africa, Saudi-Arabia and Iran in particular. His most recent pop-science book is Saudi Arabia – A Kingdom in Peril (in Dutch Saoedi-Arabie͏̈ – de revolutie die nog moet komen) together with Carolien Roelants.

Peyman Jafari is an expert of Iran, the country which he once fled together with his parents. He is a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and he has written the book ‘Het andere Iran – van de revolutie tot vandaag’(The Other Iran, from the revolution to today).

The lecture will be held on Monday the 10th of April from 20:00 to 22:00 in CREA Amsterdam and will be in English.

This lecture is free for students, and 5 euros for non-students.

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Lecture on Monday March 6th canceled

Due to circumstances our lecture on the South China Sea Dispute has been canceled. Instead we will organise a masterclass on March 13th on the same topic. Place for this masterclass are limited, so don’t forget to sign up shortly!

For more information about this masterclass click here or find the event on Facebook.

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Lecture: NATO in Europe

[This event is in English / Dit evenement is in het Engels]

From the 6th until the 10th of February SIB-Amsterdam organises its annual Spring Theme Week. During this week SIB organises activities with a cohesive theme. The theme of this year will be ‘NATO in Europe’.

On Monday the 6th of February we will have our first activity: a lecture. The subject is very present, seen the statements Donald Trump has made during his campaign. Trump wasn’t pleased with the allocation of the costs. What will be the future of the NATO in Europe? Various subjects will be discussed, such as security, safety and terrorism.

For more event in our Spring Theme Week click here.

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Lentethemaweek: NAVO in Europa

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In de week van 6 tot en met 10 februari 2017 is het zover: SIB-Amsterdam, of de “Dutch United Nations Student Association” (DUNSA), organiseert een themaweek met tal van activiteiten met het thema “NAVO in Europa”! De volgende activiteiten staan op het programma:

Maandag 6 februari: Lecture: NAVO in Europe
Woensdag 8 februari: Turks eten met de CSA
Woensdag 8 februari: Borrel in Café Havelaar
Vrijdag 10 februari: Excursie naar het Nationaal Militair Museum

Klik hier voor een overzicht van het programma.

Sinds 1949 streeft de Noord-Atlantische Verdragsorganisatie (NAVO) ernaar om wereldwijd stabiliteit te waarborgen. In het verleden heeft de NAVO ten doel gehad de veiligheid van Europa en de Verenigde Staten te garanderen tegen de communistische dreiging, uit met name de Sovjet-Unie, door diplomatieke- en militaire middelen in te zetten. Vandaag de dag staat de NAVO voor nieuwe geopolitieke uitdagingen: welk tegenwicht moet het bieden tegen de Russische dreiging in het oosten van Europa? Aan de andere kant van de oceaan heeft Donald Trump een zeer cynische blik ten opzichte van de NAVO-lidmaatschap van de Europese staten. Welke consequenties heeft het nieuwe presidentschap van Donald Trump in de VS voor de samenwerking tussen de EU en de VS? Op 8 en 9 juli 2016 was er een NAVO-top in Warschau waarin de relatie tussen de NAVO en de EU is versterkt middels een bindende overeenkomst. Hoe gaat de multilaterale samenwerking tussen de EU en de NAVO er de komende jaren uitzien?

Kom naar onze activiteiten in de themaweek voor inhoud én gezelligheid!

From February 6th until February 10th SIB-Amsterdam, or: “Dutch United Nations Student Association (DUNSA)”, organises a Spring Theme Week around the theme: NATO in Europe. The program of this week is as follows:

Monday February 6th: Lecture: NATO in Europe
Wednesday February 8th: Turkish dinner with the CSA
Wednesday February 8th: Drinks at Café Havelaar
Friday February 10th: Excursion: National Military Museum (this event is in Dutch)

Since 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) strives for global stability. In the past, NATO aimed to guarantee the safety of Europe and the United States against the communist threat from mainly the Soviet Union. They did so by using diplomatic and military resources.
Today, NATO faces new geopolitical challenges: which counterbalance should we offer against the Russian threat in the east of Europe? Which consequences will the new presidency of Donald Trump have for the cooperation between the EU and the US? How will the multilateral cooperation between the EU and NATO develop in the coming years?

Join our activities this week for a combination of content and fun!