IAPSS AC&GA 2010

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IAPSS AC&GA 2010

  1. 1. 13th IAPSS AC&GA Leiden, the Netherlands Study Association for Political Science Students in Leiden - SPIL
  2. 2. The association – Facts & figures <ul><li>Founded in 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 600 members </li></ul><ul><li>Represent students from the Bachelor Program: ‘Political Science’ Master Programmes: ‘Political Science’, ‘Political Science – Institutional Analysis’ & ‘International Relations & Diplomacy’ </li></ul><ul><li>Active participating members : Approximately 120 </li></ul>
  3. 3. The association – Organization <ul><li>Board: 7 members </li></ul><ul><li>Several committees responsible for lectures, study trips, excursions, sale of study books, drinks, parties, semi-scientific magazine and IAPSS </li></ul>Board 2008-2009 Editors Magazine ‘Debat’ Committee Facilities
  4. 4. The association - Features <ul><li>Good facilities and possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic members </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>High academic level </li></ul>
  5. 5. The association and IAPSS <ul><li>Founder together with Rome in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Organization ‘The Foundation Conference’ in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Organization ‘IAPSS Regional Conference for Northern Europe’ in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference/General Assembly 2010? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leiden University <ul><li>Oldest university in the Netherlands: founded in 1575 </li></ul><ul><li>University motto: Praesidium Libertatis </li></ul><ul><li>17,000 students and 4,000 staff members </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of League of European Research Universities (LERU) </li></ul><ul><li>According to European Commission: Leiden University ranks alongside Oxford and Cambridge at academic top of Europe </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leiden – The City <ul><li>Bustling, friendly and an international allure </li></ul><ul><li>Suburbs: population of 329,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Eight miles east from the North Sea coast </li></ul><ul><li>In between: Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam </li></ul><ul><li>Picturesque city centre </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace of Rembrandt </li></ul><ul><li>Close to Schiphol Airport (15 min) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Leiden – Where?
  9. 9. Leiden – The pictures
  10. 10. The Hague (Den Haag) <ul><li>Political Capital of The Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for International Law and Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Den Haag </li></ul><ul><li>Great Accomodation and Nightlife </li></ul><ul><li>10 mins from Leiden by train </li></ul>
  11. 11. AC/GA - Is water the new oil? <ul><li>More than a billion people lack access to clean water </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 billion people are without water for sanitation </li></ul>
  12. 12. AC/GA – Why this theme? <ul><li>Big political relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water, a human right? </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Political meaning of water </li></ul><ul><li>Water, a dutch expertise! </li></ul>
  13. 13. AC/GA - Facilities <ul><li>Youth-hostels </li></ul><ul><li>Modern facilities at University </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with municipality, university and several partners </li></ul><ul><li>High-developed public transport-network </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>13th IAPSS AC&GA </li></ul><ul><li>Leiden, the Netherlands </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do you need one more reason?

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