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Lustrum symposium 40 years IOB
Lustrumsymposium 40 jaar IOB
Thursday December 14, 2017 Image: IOB
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


December 14, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Rijnstraat 8
The Hague, 2515 XP Netherlands
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On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a symposium “Changing directions in foreign policies” on December 14, 2017.

IOB organizes this symposium, a day full of interactive workshops on the major international challenges facing our foreign policies in the next decade. How can we make the Netherlands’ policies future-proof in the wake of climate change, protracted humanitarian crises and Anglo-American disentanglement from Europe? And what can we learn from the past for improving policy performance?

These and other questions will be explored at the symposium, which will take place at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.


Please find below a tentative overview of the programme.

09:00     Registration

09:45     Word of welcome director IOB and keynote speech dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings)

11:30     Workshops – You can choose from 7 diverse topics, see programme here

13:00     Lunch

14:00     Workshops – You can choose from 7 diverse topics, see programme here

16:00     Closing speeches

17:00     Informal network drinks

Register here for the symposium and the workshops before November 3, 2017. Please note that you should register as soon as possible given the limited space in the parallel sessions. Regrettably, IOB will not be able to cover travel and accommodation costs related to the conference.

For further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact .


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