Alumni Newsletter September 2021
Universiteit Leiden

Alumni News

September 2021

Leiden, Rapenburg

'Leiden University was always my first choice'

International law alumnus Alejandro Zendejas tells us in a flash about why it is so important to physically be in Leiden for your studies, about how important his Advanced Master was to his employers and how AI and tech affects his line of work. 'Leiden University was a platform from which I could build up a robust professional career.'

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Alejandro Zendejas

Cleveringa Dallaire Critical Conversation Series

This fall, join Lieutenant-General (ret’d) The Honourable Roméo Dallaire and world experts in PTSD, children’s rights, war crimes, humanitarian law, and peacekeeping for a series of important conversations about leadership and moral dilemma during times of conflict and crisis (live videostream).

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Cleveringa Dallaire Critical Conversation Series

Social mindfulness varies across the globe

Compare human social behaviour at a country level and you will find differences. Japan has the highest score whereas the Netherlands is just above average. This is what psychologist Niels van Doesem discovered in research with an international team of 64 colleagues in 31 industrialised countries. 

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Social Mindfulness

‘With the LEF grant I’ll be able to bridge the gap between research and practice'

The first Leiden Empowerment Fund (LEF) grants were awarded on 25 June. With the LEF, the Leiden University Fund (LUF) is helping first-generation researchers take the next step in their academic career.

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Semiha Aydin, PhD candidate

The Old Observatory Leiden in LEGO? You can make it happen

Every week, Uwe Hensch walks past the Old Observatory in Leiden. In corona times, he decided to make a LEGO design of the historic building. His design is now finished and might go into production. You can help to make it happen!

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Old Observatory Leiden in LEGO

Life Long Learning

› On Being a Scientist
  MOOC - Starts October 18 - By prof.dr. Bas Haring & prof.dr. Frans van Lunteren
› Podcast: students decipher a rare Chinese document
› Podcast: Urban Life in Catalonia in the 14th Century with Jeff Fynn-Paul
 Video: What does it actually say? Linguist launches video series on wall poems

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