Education

The Sen Foundation is a nonprofit organization for research and education in international cooperation. We offer courses, guest lectures, and training on Peacebuilding, UN activities and Development Cooperation. Our current courses are taught at the Bachelor and Master level at Leiden University. They include Peacebuilding after Conflict, International Relations, and International Organizations as well as Current Issues.

The Sen Foundation trains research students by providing them with the possibility to write and publish research articles under supervision. Click here to view published articles.

One of our annual activities includes the Summer school on Security, Human Rights, and Development at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Click here to read more about the summer school.

In 2016, we offered a study trip on European cooperation, nationalism and international conflict to Ukraine in cooperation with the Grensland Society. Click here to read more about the trip.

  • Russian Course in Kyiv 2017

    From mid-July to mid-August 2017, the Sen Foundation and the Grensland Genootschap organized a summer course in Russian for the very first time. The course was held in Kyiv, in cooperation with the Taras Shevchenko University. 22 students from different Dutch universities took daily classes in Russian for four weeks long. Tobias Wals from the Sen Foundation provided additional lectures on Ukrainian politics and excursions around Kyiv. The course was a big success – all students received an official diploma from Taras Shevchenko University. For 2018, we are planning to organize courses in both Russian and Ukrainian for students of all levels. If you are interested in taking a course yourself, save some space in your agenda from mid-July to mid-August 2018!

  • Course and Lecture Involvement

    In 2016/2017 the Sen Foundation has been involved with the following courses of the University of Leiden and The Hague University of Applied Sciences:

    -Summer School on Human Rights Security and Development (The Hague University)

    -Introduction to International Relations and Organisations (University of Leiden, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs)

    -Peacebuilding after Conflict (University of Leiden, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs)

    -Current Issues of International Organisations (University of Leiden, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs)

    -Internationale Cooperation (University of Leiden, Faculty Political Sciences)

    -Global Issues: Peace and Justice (Leiden University College)

    -Capstone: Master thesis supervision

    Please note the general terms and conditions.

     

  • Summer school 2017

    From July 17 to July 28, 2017, the Sen Foundation held a summer school module on Human Rights, Security and Development. The module was part of the summer school on ‘Sustainable Cities’ of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. For two weeks long, 20 students from all over the world participated in interesting lectures and workshops. Lecturers included, amongst many others, Belinda van der Gaag of the Netherlands Red Cross or Mark Dechesne who gave a class on terrorism.

    Also, field trips to important organizations were part of the programme. With the UNESCO IHE Delft Insitute for Water Education, students had to put themselves in the shoes of water diplomats and participate in negotiation games. We also had the privilege to visit the OPCW and learn more about the prohibition and destruction processes of chemical weapons.

    Since sustainability was a big part of this year’s summer school, the students were asked to hold presentations representing world regions. The goal? Arriving at a new climate deal. At the end of the summer school, a conference was held during which the different negotiation and view points were discussed. The students successfully reintegrated the United States into the Paris Agreement. Hence, we conclude, this summer school was a successful and enriching experience.

  • Training students in research

    The Sen Foundation trains students in research by providing them with the possibility to write and publish research articles under supervision. Click here to view published articles.