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  • The new U.S. Ambassador will arrive in The Hague

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Mr. Timothy Broas as the 66th U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands.

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  • Professor Radcliff is the new fulbright scholar at the RSC

    Professor Benjamin Radcliff, a Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana, is the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Roosevelt Study Center from March through June 2014.

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  • Celebration of RSC and Heidelberg University Cooperation

    For many years the RSC and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) of Heidelberg University have a strong bond of cooperation. On January 21, 2014, this cooperation was celebrated by a well-attended public event at the HCA.

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  • Theodore Roosevelt American History Award 2014

    On 28 March 2014 the TRAHA 2014 will be awarded at the RSC. The jury members are: Professor Joanne van der Woude (University of Groningen), Dr. George Blaustein (University of Amsterdam), and Lisanne Walma, winner of the TRAHA 2013.

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  • RSC Celebrates the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in the drafting process of this landmark document. To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the UDHR and assess the relevance of human rights in today’s world, the Roosevelt Study Center has organized a special meeting with first-rate speakers on December 10, 2013.

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  • Launch of LeidenGlobal

    On November 27, 2013, LeidenGlobal was launched to the public at a well-attended festive opening in Leiden’s Museum of Ethnology with Harvard’s Professor Michael Ignatieff as keynote speaker, dynamic roundtable debates with LeidenGlobal experts, public intellectuals, writers and business people, and good food and background music.

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  • New Book Publication by RSC Director on the U.S. South and Europe

    In November 2013, a new book, entitled The U.S. South and Europe: Transatlantic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, and edited by RSC Director Cornelis A. van Minnen and Manfred Berg, was published by the University Press of Kentucky in its series New Directions in Southern History.

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  • Professor Griffin is the new Fulbrighter of the RSC

    Dr. Larry J. Griffin, Professor of Sociology and History and Director of American Studies at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, is the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Roosevelt Study Center during the fall of 2013.

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  • Giles Scott-Smith is appointed Chair of the Transatlantic Studies Association

    At the 12th annual conference of the Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA), held at Northumbria University in July, the RSC’s Giles Scott-Smith was appointed the new Chair of the TSA. He succeeds Professor Alan Dobson, the founder of the Association and its head since its beginnings in 2002.

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  • Dutch-American newspapers online

    The RSC and the Royal Library in The Hague added six weeklies published in the United States to its Dutch newspaper database. These 85.000 pages tin Dutch are a rich and representative source for Dutch immigrant life between 1849 and 1959.

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  • The Roosevelt Study Center is a partner of Leiden Global

    On 30 May 2013 RSC director Cornelis van Minnen signed an agreement of cooperation between the RSC and seven partner institutes to form a new organization called Leiden Global / League of Institutes of Global and Area Studies.

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  • ‘UN at 70’ Project: SOAS-RSC Cooperation on 2014 Anniversaries

    Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, met with Professor Giles Scott-Smith, Roosevelt Study Centre/University of Leiden, in London on 22nd May 2013. The two, together with Dr. Simon Rofe, laid out their plans for the upcoming ‘70th anniversary’ events on the seminal Dumbarton Oaks and Bretton Woods conferences from 1944.

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  • New book on immigrant experiences available on 1 May 2013

    In a fruitful cooperation with two literary scholars from Ghent University, RSC’s Hans Krabbendam edited a volume of essays casting a new light on transatlantic migration. The essays cover the period of steam 1850-1950 and show that the journey was much more important than previously thought.

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  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT AMERICAN HISTORY AWARD 2013

    On 12 April 2013 the TRAHA was awarded to Lisanne Walma, a graduate student of the University of Utrecht’s American Studies program, for her thesis “The Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten: U.S. Veterans and the Mall Memorial Movement.”

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  • Meeting of the RSC international advisory board

    The International Advisory Board of the RSC meets once a year in Middelburg to offer advice on the academic policy and activities of the institute, such as the acquisition of new collections, research programs, conferences, and cooperation with other academic institutions.

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  • International PhD Seminar

    For the sixth time in a row the RSC hosted an international PhD seminar from April 3 till April 5 2013, for graduate students in American history from the universities of Cambridge, Paris, Heidelberg, and Leiden.

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  • Report NASA Amerikanistendag

    On Friday 22 March, the 21st annual Amerikanistendag of the Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA) took place in Nijmegen. The American Studies department the Radboud University organized the day under the title ‘American Crossroads: Transnational American Studies.’

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  • Documentary History Series

    The RSC has expanded its collection. Four multivolume print publications on presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy offer a rich thematic access to these administrations.

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  • RSC Guest Lecture at the Ostrea Lyceum in Goes

    On Friday, February 15, our Assistant Director Hans Krabbendam and Postdoctoral Researcher Dario Fazzi gave a lecture to the students of the Ostrea Lyceum in Goes.

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  • Fruitful Doctoral Seminar at the RSC

    On February 6, the doctoral seminar at the RSC concentrated on the links between theory and practice. Discussions covered two research papers and the field of post-doctoral opportunities.

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  • The UN at 70: New Perspectives

    A Joint Project between the Roosevelt Study Center (RSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS, University of London.

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  • Best Wishes for 2013

    Director and RSC staff wish you all the best for 2013.

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  • New book on Theodore Roosevelt and Europe

    Palgrave MacMillan just released a new volume of essays on TR, edited by Hans Krabbendam and John M. Thompson. The title is: America’s Transatlantic Turn: Theodore Roosevelt and the “Discovery” of Europe

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  • Book Presentation: Interdoc: Een geheim netwerk in de koude oorlog

    On Monday 3 December 2012 the book launch for Interdoc: Een geheim netwerk in de koude oorlog (Boom, Amsterdam) took place at Cafe Juliana’s in the centre of The Hague. The English version of the book, published by Palgrave, has appeared on 7 December 2012.

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  • Occupy movement and populism in U.S. politics

    The RSC’s Fulbright-Dow Professor Charles Postel has published a paper on the links between the Occupy movement and populism in U.S. politics.

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  • RSC Survey on U.S. Presidents

    On 6 November 2012 the presidential elections will take place in the United States. With this upcoming major event, the Roosevelt Study Center decided to hold a national survey among Dutch academics and asked them their opinions about U.S. presidents. While the rating of presidents has an established tradition among U.S. scholars and pundits, it is the first time that such a poll has been created and circulated in the Netherlands.

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  • Opening of Exhibition 'United in The Hague'

    On Wednesday 3 October 2012 the exhibition ‘United in The Hague’ was opened by the mayor of the city, Mr. Jozias van Aartsen. The exhibition, which was developed by the mayor’s office in cooperation with the Roosevelt Study Center, covers the role of President Franklin Roosevelt in establishing the United Nations, the Four Freedoms, and the development of the organization since 1945. The Hague, with its many UN-related institutions, is now widely regarded as the UN’s ‘second city’ after New York.

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  • The first Roosevelt Lecture held at Plymouth University

    On Thursday 20 September 2012 the first Roosevelt Lecture was given by professor Giles Scott-Smith at Plymouth University, UK. With the title “Obama and Transatlantic Relations: Change or Continuity?.”

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  • Professor Postel is the new Fulbrighter of the RSC

    Dr. Charles Postel, Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, fills the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center during the fall of 2012.

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  • Postdoctoral researcher has joined the RSC team

    On 1 September, 2012, Dr. Dario Fazzi has joined the RSC team as postdoctoral researcher for the next three years.

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  • Obama, Domestic Politics, and Transatlantic Relations: Change or Continuity?

    In November 2008 Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States after a campaign that promised change and renewal. Many in the United States - and Europe - hoped for a new beginning.

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  • Lecture Professor Charles Postel

    Professor Charles Postel (San Francisco State University) will lecture on the future of Progressive politics in the United States. On June 20 at  4pm his lecture will open the international conference on America in the Twentieth Century that the RSC hosts.

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  • RSC International Peer Review

    In January 2012 an international peer review committee has assessed the work of the RSC in the years 2005-2011 as “good to very good.”

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  • Interview with Henry Kissinger

    Giles Scott-Smith holds the Ernst van der Beugel chair at Leiden University, and Albertine Bloemendal is working on a PhD project covering Ernst van der Beugel's role as a 'transatlantic mediator' during the Cold War.

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  • Vacant position: Postdoc

    For the research project “The Roosevelt Legacy in Transatlantic Relations” we offer a three-year fulltime position for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a special interest in Theodore, Franklin or Eleanor Roosevelt.

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