SES & AIM Debate: Freedom of Speech or Freedom to Manipulate?

Would you like to learn more about the power of the media? This year SES is teaming up with the study association of PPLE, AIM, to put on a debate entitled “Freedom of Speech or Freedom to Manipulate?” on the 16th of May from 17:20 to 20:00 in the VOC zaal in Bushuis. With a guest speaker yet to be announced and a unique debate style tailored for an engaging and stimulating event, we are sure this year’s debate will be one of SES’s best and we want you to be part of it! The event will be free of charge and there are limited spots available.

Click here to see the Facebook event and click here to sign up!

SES Conference – In Europe We Trust

On the 7th of April our annual Conference will take place. This year’s theme is ‘In Europe We Trust’. Various themes will be discussed, such as extremism, populism, Russia’s influence on Europe and migration. Tickets are available for 7,50 euros for SES members and 10 euros for non-members.

Click here for more information and to sign up!

Becoming a board member

The SES board is the most influental factor in the daily functioning of the association. The board is responsible for successfully implementing all our activities and for coordinating the committees. Also, the board represents the entire association and maintains our relations with external parties. The board tries to respect the informal atmoshpere within SES, whilst cultivating the growing professionalism. Of course, board members participate in all of the activities organized for this unique study association.

SES is looking for new board members for the academic year 2017/18. Click here to read more information about the specific positions within the board! Also, it’s possible to make an appointment with a current board member to get a more detailed insight in the life of a board member. Information regarding the application procedure will follow soon.

Pub Lecture: Populist Conservatism and Post-Democracy in The Netherlands

On the 15th of March, the Dutch parliamentary elections will take place. It will be an important day for the Dutch people, as the way of policy-making of the next 4 years will be decided. Therefore, SES will organise their first ever pub lecture on this subject on February 15, exactly one month before the Dutch elections.

We invited two European Studies professors to enlighten you about this subject in the cosy living room setting of Café Kostverloren in Oud-West. First up will be Matthijs Lok, who will talk about the history and rise of conservative populism in the Netherlands. The other speaker will be David Hollanders about the divorce of democracy and capitalism: post-democracy in the Netherlands.

We hope to see you all on this unique SES-event! There’s limited spots available, so click here to sign up!