Making sense of world politics


Birsen Erdogan, LLM
Lecturer International Law, UM

Prof. Muge Kinacioglu
Professor International Relations, Leiden University

Jay Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Politics, Leiden University

This lecture series is only offered online.
The dates and times are: Thursdays, 19:30 - 21:30
4, 11, 18, 25 Nov & 2 Dec 2021

This series aims to combine several international relations theories with topical and current world events. Questions are raised about democracy, conflicts, climate change, foreign policy and more. The Covid-19 crisis has put pressure on many of us, and clearly on world politics as well. How have things changed for better or for worse, and how will they change in the future? For the first lecture, Birsen Erdogan will be joined by Professor Muge Kinacioglu. Jay Huang will participate in the last lecture.

Cost of the whole online series
UM students for free
UM employees and students from other schools €12.50
Others €25



04 November 2021

19:30 - 21:30

1. Curse or Opportunity? COVID-19 and its Impact on Global Politics (

11 November 2021

19:30 - 21:30

2. What Does (Should) the State Do? Why Does It Matter?

18 November 2021

19:30 - 21:30

3. Time to Change? How to Deal with Climate Change and Ecological Colonialism

25 November 2021

19:30 - 21:30

4. National (In)security, Power and Governing Bodies

02 December 2021

5. Are International Relations Western-centred? Approaches from Asia and the Global South