Lecture series: International Relations: Salesman and Vicar

Lecture series

200 years ago, after a period of French occupation, the Netherlands became an independent state. This fact is being celebrated with various events throughout the Netherlands from November 2013 to November 2014. Maastricht is hosting a programme about the international orientation of the Netherlands in the world and Europe, and this lecture series is part of that programme. We will be addressing the history of international relations, and current and future policies. On the one hand we will look at the Dutch spirit of commerce, and on the other hand at moral issues that affect the Dutch when they cross the border. Do the salesman and the vicar go hand in hand or do their morals disappear when they smell money?


Tuesday 29 April, 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Karl Dittrichzaal, Student Services Centre – Bonnefantenstraat 2 • Lecturers: Mathieu Segers, PhD International and Political History, Utrecht University, Prof. Duco Hellema, History of International Relations, Utrecht University, Lionel Veer, ambassador of Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Corina van der Laan, department of Stability and Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Piet Emmer, Institute for History Leiden University

Next dates: 6-5, 13-5, 20-5 and 27-5

The individual lectures

1. The Netherlands and the EU (29 Apr / Segers)
2. History of the International Relations of the Netherlands (6 May / Hellema)
3. Human Rights and Economic Diplomacy: two conflicting priorities? (13 May / Veer)
4. The Netherlands and Peace Building (20 May / Van der Laan)
5. The Netherlands and Colonial Trade (27 May / Emmer)

The complete programme in Maastricht about the international orientation of the Netherlands in the world and Europe: www.vvvmaastricht.nl/200-jaar-koninkrijk-maastricht


Registration via sg-lectures@maastrichtuniversity.nl


UM students €10 | UM employees and students from other schools €25 | Others €50


Karl Dittrichzaal, Student Services Centre




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