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  • Alumni - Lisette van Leemput

    She tells her story after her internship at the RSC.

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  • The RSC library will be closed

    Because of the Four Freedoms Awards ceremony and maintenance of the wooden floor the RSC library will be closed from May 23 till May 30, 2014. You are welcome to visit our library again from Monday, June 2 on.

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  • New intern - Niek de Vries

    Niek de Vries is the new intern at the Roosevelt Study Center. He introduces himself.

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  • Alumni - Kim van der Wijngaart

    From 2005 to 2009 Middelburg and the RSC were her ‘home away from home’ while she was working on a PhD project.

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  • A Dutch documentary with Eleanor Roosevelt as a role model

    Recent historical research by a Dutch historian shows that Eleanor Roosevelt was a role model for Princess Juliana of the Netherlands.

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  • RSC staff teach courses

    This 2014 spring semester the RSC staff is teaching courses at different universities:
    Ghent University (Belgium), Utrecht University, Leiden University, and University of Amsterdam.

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  • The Roosevelt Herald

    The RSC created a new edition of The Roosevelt Herald. This newsletter will feature news items and short review articles on RSC activities.

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  • Alumni - Stijn Bollinger

    He had fulfilled a long standing ambition: to continue doing research on historical and social subjects - an ambition that had sprouted thanks to the RSC.

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  • New Intern

    Katinka Folmer is the new intern at the Roosevelt Study Center. She introduces herself.

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  • Christmas holidays

    From Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3, 2014 the RSC will be closed.

    Director and RSC staff wish you all the best for 2014!

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  • Students’ Visits to the RSC

    In the next few weeks, the Roosevelt Study Center will gladly host several groups of students coming from different Dutch and Belgian universities.

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  • Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the 1970s

    On 1-2 November 2013, the conference ‘Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the 1970s' in Oslo brought together fifteen prominent scholars.

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  • Report of the Roosevelt Trip

    On 12 April 2013 the TRAHA was awarded to Lisanne Walma, a graduate student of the University of Utrecht’s American Studies program. She won a trip to the ‘Roosevelt sites’ in New York State. She wrote a report of that trip.

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  • Transatlantic Lecture

    On 17 October  2013, historian, journalist and writer of "narrative history", Russell Shorto, gave a lecture within the transatlantic relations series titled: "An American in Amsterdam: A Historical Overview of the World's Most Liberal City." This is also the title of his latest novel which was the topic of this lecture.

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  • Alumni - Martijn Samson

    After his internship at the Roosevelt Study Center in the summer of 2012,  he realized the other side of the Pacific might be at least as interesting.

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  • Intern Anita Schmale

    Anita Schmale is the new intern at the RSC. She recently graduated from Utrecht University with a Master's degree in American Studies. She introduces herself.

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  • RSC lectures abroad

    In September RSC staff will be giving keynote lectures at major events on three different continents: Australia, Britain and the United States. The topics cover the U.S., the EU and Asia, Presidential First Ladies, and Theodore Roosevelt.

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  • Internship vacancy from 1 January 2014 - 1 April 2014

    Want to learn practical experience in an academic institute and broaden your knowledge about America? The RSC is looking for a student in American studies, history or International relations. Fluency in English and Dutch is required.

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  • Alumni - Hillie Peters

    During her final year of American Studies in Nijmegen she lived and worked as an intern to complement her studies and partly write her MA thesis. After graduating she transferred from American Politics to International Relations in Amsterdam.

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  • Alumni - Ruben Vroegop

    After his internship at the RSC in 2005 he emigrated to Canada. He first worked for the Department of National Defence for four years and recently accepted the position of Senior Research Associate in National Security and Public Safety at the Conference Board of Canada.

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  • First UCR-RSC Summer Academic Internship

    On 3 June 2013, two young students of the University College Roosevelt, Monique Kil and Jennifer Pistoor joined the RSC staff to take part in the first UCR-RSC Summer Academic Internship Program.

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  • Alumni - Lisette van Leemput

    After three intense but interesting years of studying in Middelburg, she was ready for a bigger adventure. She started her MA in American Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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  • Abdicated queen Beatrix' warm bond with the U.S.

    In 1982 Queen Beatrix addressed the U.S. Congress just like her mother and grandmother before her in 1952 and 1942 respectively. The highlight in the relationship between the Dutch royal family and the U.S. was during World War II when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.

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  • Margaret Thatcher’s First Visit to the United States

    During her time as Prime Minister (1979-1990), Margaret Thatcher was regarded as a strong friend of the United States. But when did she first visit that country, and under what circumstances?

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  • Alumni - Sanne Goossens

    She studied American Studies and Public Administration at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Now she is a lobbyist in Brussels, working for the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers.

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  • RSC Summer Academic Internship

    The Roosevelt Study Center is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer Academic Internship program with the University College Roosevelt.

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  • Intern Menno van Overmeeren

    Menno van Overmeeren is studying American History at the University of Amsterdam and is now living in Vlissingen for his internship at the Roosevelt Study Center. He introduces himself.

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  • Alumni – Boris Heersink

    He started the PhD program at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, U.S., after his internship at the RSC.

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  • Alumni – Thomas Bottelier

    He started the PhD program in political and social sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, after his internship at the RSC.

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  • Intern Erika van Leeuwen

    Erika van Leeuwen is studying Modern History and International Relations at the University of Groningen and is now living in Vlissingen for her internship at the Rooselvelt Study Center. She introduces herself.

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  • The Roosevelt Herald

    The RSC created a new newsletter, The Roosevelt Herald. This newsletter will feature news items and short review articles on RSC activities.

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  • Alumni - Short story by Berit Brink

    She started the PhD program in Postcolonial and African American literature at the University of Florida after her internship at the RSC.

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  • NASA U.S. Elections event

    RSC researcher Giles Scott-Smith gave a talk at the recent NASA U.S. Elections event in Leiden, covering the issue of U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

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  • RSC Lecture Series on the 2012 American Presidential Elections

    The Roosevelt Study Center set up a research and lecture program in cooperation with Roosevelt Academy students and the Royal Zeeland Association of Arts and Sciences to present the principles and practices of U.S. Presidential Elections to a general audience.

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  • Cuba. A Bottom-Up Perspective

    With the Cuban missile crisis on October 1962 the world witnessed the risk of nuclear Armageddon. RSC researchers chose a Bottom-Up perspective to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the crisis.

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  • Intern Ian Priem

    Ian Priem is studying History at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is now living in Vlissingen for his internship at the Rooselvelt Study Center. He introduces himself.

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  • Researcher Simon Toner at the RSC

    Simon Toner, from the London School of Economics, received a research grant from the RSC for his Ph.D. project on “Modernization Theory, Nation-Building and Local Responses in South Vietnam, 1968-1976.” Following his visit Simon thanked the RSC.

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  • 2012 European Beat Studies Network Inaugural Conference

    From 5-7 September 2012, the RSC hosted the first conference of the newly created European Beat Studies Network (EBSN).

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  • 2012 HOTCUS Annual Conference

    From June 20 to 22, an international group of about 65 scholars converged on the Roosevelt Study Center. For the first time HOTCUS – Historians of the Twentieth Century United States – held its annual conference outside the United Kingdom.

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  • RSC library temporarily closed

    Please note that the RSC library is closed from 7 until 18 May 2012.

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  • NL USA-400

    A major reference work, Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, compiled and edited by the RSC staff. Written by 94 scholars, it provides a comprehensive insight into this important bilateral relationship.

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  • Secret

    Secret phone conversations between Helmut Kohl and George Bush Sr. were frequent in 1989 and 1990 as the two statesmen discussed the opening of the Berlin Wall and the consequences for Germany and Europe.

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  • Four Freedoms

    The annual Four Freedom Awards are presented alternately in New York and Middelburg. This year’s ceremony will take place on 12 May in Zeeland. The speeches of former laureates in Middelburg are published by the Roosevelt Study Center in a separate book series.

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