Launch of Roosevelt Institute for American Studies

The official opening of the RIAS took place on 20 April 2017.

The day's event featured addresses from Han Polman, King's Commissioner in Zeeland, prof. mr. Carel Stolker, rector magnificus of Leiden University, as well as a special guest lecture by Bruce Kucklick, Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and inaugural holder of the RIAS Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair.

The launch served to reaffirm the Institute's standing as a leading research institute for the study of the United States in the Netherlands, as well as point the way towards exciting future developments, including the establishment of a graduate school in American studies.

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