Alumni Newsletter September 2020
Universiteit Leiden

Alumni News

September 2020

Rapenburg Leiden

Ambassador to the Holy See

Chiara Porro from Australia studied International Relations and Diplomacy in Leiden and has been Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See since August. How did she end up at the Vatican and what is it like? ‘The Pope told me his door was always open!’

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Ambassador to the  Holy See

Role of bacteria in stress

Disruptions to the gut flora can affect our mental health. How could this connection be used to prevent stress-related disorders? This is what neuropsychologist Laura Steenbergen will investigate with the aid of a project grant from the LUF and, on the basis of a partnership between the two funds, the Gratama Foundation. 

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Laura Steenbergen

Alumni gift to Indonesia at 75

On the initiative of a group of Leiden alumni to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, a biography will be written of Leiden and Indonesian scholar Hoesein Djajadiningrat.
Djajadiningrat (1886-1960) was the first Indonesian to receive a PhD in Leiden.

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Mr. Fikry Cassidy

Join the Leiden Alumni China events 

Living in China and want to meet other Leiden Alumni? Read about the new Leiden Alumni Chapter in China and join them on LinkedIn and at the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai.

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1st China Event

Discount university shop

Shop now online at University Shop Leiden for the best souvenirs, (corporate) gifts, office supplies, clothing and many more Leiden University products. Alumni worldwide will receive a special 10% discount on the total order by using discount code: ‘Alumni10'.

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Life long learning

 The UN75 dialogues in the Hague
   25 September 2020 - The Hague
Evolution Today
  Start 28 September - MOOC - Online
 Policy Academy Programme
  29 September 2020 - Online
Online Museum Talk: The Future of Furniture: Curating furniture at the Rijksmuseum
  1 October - Online

International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes
  Start 12 October - MOOC - Online 
A guide to the international courts and tribunals in The Hague
  Start 9 November - MOOC - Online

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