Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


Book presentation by Ahmet Kuru

On Thursday 11 May 2023, NISIS, together with Ertsberg Publishers, facilitates the presentation of the Dutch translation of the book ‘Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment A Global and Historical Comparison’ by Ahmet T. Kuru. Ahmet T. Kuru (b. 1972) is a professor of political science and director of the Center for Islamic and Arab Studies at…

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In Memoriam: Prof. J.T.P. de Bruijn (1931-1923)

It is with sadness that the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS) received the message about the passing of Prof. J.T.P. (Hans) de Bruijn on Monday 23 January 2023, at the age of 91. Until 1995 he held the Chair of New Persian Language and Culture at Leiden University. In the 1950s Hans de…

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Henriëtte van Lynden lecture 2022: A Decade after the Spring – The Arab World at Crossroads

The North Africa and Middle East department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NISIS  (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) and Leiden University organized the 2022 Henriëtte van Lynden lecture on Thursday 15 December 2022. This year’s speaker was Amr Hamzawy (George Washington University). The full lecture, including the Q&A was recorded. You can watch…

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