Alumni Newsletter May 2021
Universiteit Leiden

Alumni News

June 2021

Nieuwe Rijn, June 2021

Aisha Hassan’s lifelong fascination for developing countries

Aisha Hassan came to the Netherlands when she was two months old. Her mother had fled Somalia and made a new home here. Her mother’s stories about Somalia ignited a lifelong interest in developing countries. ‘Her stories have always fascinated me.’

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Aisha Hassan

'Climate issues and sustainability should be part of every study programme'

Having lectures on sustainability when you're a first-year student of Law may sound odd. But together with Paul Behrens, Associate Professor Thijs Bosker has been awarded a subsidy by the Leiden University Fund (LUF) to develop lesson plans that introduce environmental and climate issues into other disciplines. 

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Climate Issues

The mental load of motherhood

Leiden Psycholy blog:
Doing laundry, cooking healthy family meals, ensuring everyone has clean and fitting clothes, enrolling children in swimming lessons, and buying a farewell present for the teacher.. a mother’s job is never done! Good thing dad’s around to do his share. Or does he?

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3 tips for creating a fabulous science pitch

Are you interested in creating a fabulous science pitch? Neurospyschologist Liza Cornet - winner of the National Famelab Science Pitching Competition 2020 shares 3 tips based on personal experience that can help you design your pitch.

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Science pitch


LUCAS PhD Alumni Network Event
  17 June - Online
Archaeology Heritage Management: towards a people-centred approach
  21 – 24 June - Online
Conference on Extradition and Surrender (Law)
  (a two day conference on extradition and surrender, offering a venue to exchange experiences and ideas) 
  24 - 25 June - Leiden
Translation Café: Creative Subtitling
  24 June - Online

Lecture ‘A Glance at Cosmology’
  25 June - Online
› SAILS Conference on Law and AI
  (How AI impacts society from a legal and regulatory perspective)
  25 June - Online
› In the Spotlight: Summer School in Languages and Linguistics
  12 - 13 July - Online
› Alumni event Leiden Revisited on How does AI affect our (legal) life 
  10 september - Online

 All events


Life long learning

› The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance
  14 June  - Summer School Online
› International Law in action: Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes 
 Starts 14 June - MOOC
 Population Health Management - LUMC Summer School 
  28 June - Online
 TechMed Summerschool
  5-7 July - Online
› Arbitration International Disputes  
  Starts 12 July - MOOC 
› Preventing Violent Extremism
  16-18 August - Summer School Online

All Leiden MOOCs
(MOOC: Massive Open Online Course)

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