12 Jul 2010
Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael'
The Institute is structured within two departments:
- Clingendael Research acts in an advisory capacity to the Dutch government, parliament, public organisations and the media, organising regular conferences and seminars. It focuses on Europe, security and conflict issues, diplomacy and the changing geopolitical landscape, with particular attention for Asia and the Middle East.
- Clingendael Academy runs training programmes for an international audience, and is home to an MA on International Relations and Diplomacy in cooperation with Leiden University. It offers courses on diplomacy, Europe and the European Union, international security and crisismanagement, and international negotiations.
Clingendael is an independent institute and as such not affiliated with any political, social, or religious movement. As a neutral platform, the Institute is the ideal location for conferences and round tables, with the primary objective of enhancing the public debate on international affairs.
The Clingendael Institute holds a vast network and is among others member of the the Hague Academic Coalition (HAC), an ‘umbrella’ platform of a number of academic institutions in the Hague, which develops activities in the field of peace, justice and international affairs. The Institute is affiliated to the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP).
07 Sep 2010