Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

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Besides the monthly debates in Nieuwspoort, the Montesquieu Institute organises debates, lectures and symposia on subjects concerning democracy, politics and the parliamentary systems in the Netherlands and the European Union.

Learn more on our annual Summer conferences of 2010-2013.

An overview.

 

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Activities 2018

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Activities 2017

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Activities 2016

  Date Activity Speakers
  November 30, 2016 Youth debate: The future of the EU?  
  November 17, 2016 Film & Debate Max Valstar, Jan Pronk, Arnon Grunberg
  October 17, 2016 EU-Overseas Countries and Territories partnership after 2020 Dimitry Kochenov, Ole E. Moesby, Eduard Slootweg, Cedrick Tilma, Mininnguaq Kleist, Nout Woudenberg, Catherine Metdepenningen
  October  3, 2016 Symposium about New Left and the Dutch Labour Party Paul Lucardie, Philip van Praag, Max van den Berg, Arie van der Zwan
  September 16, 2016 Social media: impulse or danger for democracy? Tamara Witschge, P. Olsthoorn, Jacob Kohnstamm, Eileen Jerrett
  September 15, 2016 Film & Debate: Weiner Kristof Jacobs, Louis Cornelisse, Maarten Hijink
  September 14, 2016 Pubquiz  
  September  8, 2016 Film & Debate Remco Breuker, Casper van der Veen
  June 16, 2016 Film & Debate Evelien Campfens, Olivier Nieuwenhuijse, Martin Finkelnberg
  June 13, 2016 Europe Lecture - Cultural Heritage Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Irina Bokova, Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Sada Mire
  May 12, 2016 Symposium: The legitimacy of the Dutch Senate Bert van den Braak, Ruud Koole
  April 21, 2016 Book presentation "Montesquieu: enigmatisch observateur" Frits Bolkestein, Wim Voermans, Andreas Antonius Maria Kinneging
  April  2, 2016 Bicameralism and the constitution Reinier van Zutphen
  April  1, 2016 'Do you know the (National) ombudsman?' Luc Verhey, Reinier van Zutphen, Peter Heskes, Gertjan van der Brugge, Leendert Klaassen, Bort Koelewijn, Joyce Sylvester, Herke Elbers, Rob Geldof, R. Baldewsingh, Anne Kuik, Rachid Guernaoui, J. Gopal
  March 21, 2016 The relation between both Houses of Parliament Bert van den Braak, Joris Backer
  March 14, 2016 Film & Debate Corinne Dettmeijer, Dina Siegel-Rozenblit
  February 18, 2016 Film & Debate: The Mission Robert Oey, Christophe Verhellen, Rob de Rave, Valeska Hovener
  February 11, 2016 Book presentation 'The importance of an EU-referendum" Jan Schinkelshoek, Joop van Holsteyn, Tiny Kox, Bob van den Bos
  February  9, 2016 Book presentation "70 years PvdA" Gerrit Voerman, Josje den Ridder, Henk te Velde, Hans Spekman, Menno Hurenkamp

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Activities 2015

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Activities 2014

  Date Activity Speakers
  December 10, 2014 International tensions and their influence on the Netherlands René Cuperus
  October 30, 2014 Symposium Halfway through Rutte II Joop van den Berg, Simon Otjes, Bert van den Braak, Aalt Willem Heringa
  October 28, 2014 Europe Lecture - Peace and Security Jonathan Holslag, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Tom de Bruijn, Jan Rood
  October 16, 2014 Presentation: Erich Salomon and the ideal parliament  
  June 20, 2014 Round Table: Europe after the crisis, free movement and the European identity Arend Jan Boekestijn, A. Klom, Mark Bovens
  June  6, 2014 ‘Towards a new parliament? The European Parliament after the 2014 elections’ Wim van de Camp, Tom de Bruijn, Bas Eickhout, Joop Hazenberg
  May 14, 2014 European election debate Leo Kouwenhoven, Gandert van Raemdonck, Rob de Jeu, Eppo Bruins, Kati Piri, Jorien Janssen, Pieter Duisenberg, Erik Wesselius, Bas Eickhout, Anka Mulder, Sebastiaan den Bak, Raoul Boucke, Judith Sargentini, Kathalijne Buitenweg
  May  8, 2014 Attention politics in Europe Gerard Breeman
  April 27, 2014 Liberation Day: film & debate Natascha van Weezel, Martijn Eickhoff
  April 24, 2014 European Election Debate 'One vote: many voices and real choices' Saïd El Khadraoui, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen-Wijbenga, Tom Vandenkendelaere, Bas Eickhout, Joop Hazenberg, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Dirk Gotink, Marcel de Graaff, Agnes Jongerius
  April 24, 2014 Votetool for all 28 member states Agnes Jongerius, Saïd El Khadraoui, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen-Wijbenga, Tom Vandenkendelaere
  April 14, 2014 Class 4: The future of Europe Mathieu Segers
  April  7, 2014 Class 3: Europe in national politics Mendeltje van Keulen
  March 31, 2014 Class 2: the single market and the euro Bart van Riel
  March 28, 2014 The Dutch Constitution: Beacon or Ballast? Wytze van der Woude, Patricia Popelier, Joost Sillen, Geerten Boogaard, Heikelien Verrijn Stuart, Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Joop van den Berg, Gerdi Verbeet
  March 24, 2014 College 1: European History Mathieu Segers
  January 31, 2014 The Future for the Dutch City Wim Deetman, Bas Verkerk, Clairy Polak, Henri de Groot, Laurens de Graaf, Lia Randsdorp, John Nederstigt, Kirsten Veldhuijzen, David Rietveld, Hélène Oppatja, Wytze van der Woude, Clairy Polak

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Activities 2013

  Date Activity Speakers
  December 10, 2013 The Spirit of '45: Film and debate Bart van Kent, Frans Bromet, F. Bloemberg, Arno Rutte, Menno Hurenkamp
  December  2, 2013 Symposium 'Roaring Sixties in Dutch parliament' Jan de Wit, Hans Wiegel, Jan Willem Brouwer
  November 28, 2013 NIG Annual Conference 2013 Peter Scholten, Arco Timmermans, Petya Alexandrova, Kutsal Yesilkagit
  November 25, 2013 Maastricht Monnet Lecture 'This time it's different: Communicating on the 2014 European Elections'  
  November 19, 2013 Expert meeting 'The municipality of the future' Luc Verhey, Gerrit Voerman, Wytze van der Woude, Wim Voermans
  November  8, 2013 Symposium 'Public Administration and Economics'  
  October 25, 2013 The Europe Lecture 2013 Frederik Willem de Klerk, K.G. van Wolferen, Bernard Bot
  October  3, 2013 Symposium 'The Populist Radical Right and the Economy'  
  September 20, 2013 Citizens' Rights and Economic Crisis  
  June 27, 2013 Book presentation 'Lost Consensus: Europe in the Dutch parliamentary-political debate, 1945-2012' Frans Weisglas, Harry van Bommel, Jan Schinkelshoek
  June 13, 2013 Bees in Europe F. Bloemberg, Michael Kester, Joke de Geus, Koos Biesmeijer
  May 16, 2013 Your Europe? Alexander Mayhew, Sophie in 't Veld, Viviane Reding, Bernard Steunenberg, Josien Pieterse
  April 23, 2013 Book presentation: 150 years of parliamentary history Joris Oddens, Erie Tanja, Carla Hoetink, Jouke de Vries
  March  7, 2013 Employment and Europe IJmert Muilwijk, Henk Kool, A. Klom, Paulien Bongers

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Activities 2012

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Activities 2011

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Activities 2010