Humanities and Social Sciences deserve solid financing and effective support so that as many people as possible can benefit from good teaching and research. In a meeting attended by Jet Bussemaker Minister of Education, Culture and Science, seven university networks signed a declaration in Leiden setting out these plans.
Regional organisations are better able to enforce compliance with children's rights than the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with its limited powers. This is why we should embrace these organisations as our partners in the same fight, Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Professor of the Rights of the Child in Developing Countries, argued in her inaugural lecture on 17 November.
Historian Carol Gluck will deliver a lecture on 26 November on collective memories of World War II, particularly in Asian countries. Her lecture will be at the annual anniversary of the lecture by Rudolph Cleveringa in 1940, protesting against the dismissal of Jewish colleague-professors.