Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


(Semi-) public study day ‘ISLAM AND THE STATE’ – 12 May 2023

The state remains contested in Muslim-majority countries and in Europe in relation to Muslim minorities. The two seminars and the public lecture that constitute this one-day study day, co-organised by UCSIA and NISIS, focus on the various tensions around the topic of “Islam and the state”, particularly in two countries in North Africa and the…

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Workshop ‘Political Mobilization and Democratic Breakthroughs’ – 14 December 2022

This workshop is organised in close collaboration with Leiden University and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Location: Pieter de la Court Building, 5A37, Leiden University Instructor: Amr Hamzawy ( Date: 14 December 2022 Time: 10.00-12.00 (followed by a light lunch for all participations, 12.00-13.30) ECTS: students can earn 1 ECTS by actively participating in…

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Henriette van Lynden lecture: A Decade after the Spring – The Arab World at Crossroads

The North Africa and Middle East department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) are organising the 2022 Henriëtte van Lynden lecture in close cooperation with Leiden University. This year’s speaker is Amr Hamzawy (Stanford University). The lecture is followed by a reception and open to all. However,…

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