For Political Science Students

Applications for the XXXIXth board are open!

Time flies when you're having fun, they say! And this is no different for a board year. Therefore, the 38th board is starting to look for a 39th board of SPIL!

Next year the board will be composed of seven people who fulfill the following positions:
President, Secretary, Treasurer, Commissioner of Education and Politics, Commissioner of Global Relations, Commissioner of Internal Relations, and Commissioner of External Relations.

Are you interested? Do not hesitate to stop by the common room, ask a board member for more info, or a conversation over a cup of coffee or tea.

DEADLINE for sending your motivation letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is May 15th at 23:59. Make sure to include at least he following in your letter:

- Why would you like to be a board member of SPIL?

- What is your best memory of SPIL?

- For which functions would you like to apply and why?

How to: Political Speech Writing

Ever wondered how President Obama came up with the "Yes We Can" speech? Or how Trump manages to get the support of millions of people through his speeches? Renee Broekmeulen will tell us all about this in our workshop How To: Political Speech Writing! Ms. Broekmeulen is a freelance speech writer who has been writing for ministers, state secretaries, ministries, CEOs of big companies and many more for the past eighteen years. She will give you all the insights on how to use words as a tool. Words have power, and you need to know how to use them! Come join us on the 1st of May from 17:00-18:00! Click here to register. 

Symposium: The Future of Defense

On the 7thof may the SPIL is organizing a symposium from 12.00 – 17.00 in which the future of defense will be discussed. Colonel Han Bouwmeester will kick off the symposium this afternoon, after this kick-off we will debate and discuss the future of defense. As a conclusion, expert and former MIVD director Pieter Bindt will give a presentation. From 17.00 we will have a drink afterwards and discuss what we have heard that day! Click here to register!

Masterclass Amnesty International: The Death Penalty

 On Tuesday the 16th of April from 14:00 to 17:30, we will be going to Amsterdam to visit the HQ of Amnesty International! There is place for a lot of students, so you can take along all your friends on this interesting event and (maybe check out Amsterdam afterwards)! We will  have an interesting masterclass on 'The Death Penalty':

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Leiden and The Hague
Monday 10:00-17:00
Tuesday* 10:00-17:00
Wednesday 10:00-17:00
Thursday 13:00-17:00
Friday 10:00-17:00
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 * Op donderdag heeft het bestuur tot 13:00 vergadering
On Thursday the room is closed due weekly boardmeetings until 13:00