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Thesis Seminar International Organisation - Fall 2017



The purpose of the thesis seminar is thesis seminar is to help you write your master thesis. It will provide substantive and methodological instructions so that you can produce a structured and coherent thesis proposal and master thesis.
The seminar focuses on issues broadly related to international organization and their role in world politics. Specific issues might include: the role of the UN in protecting civilians during conflict, the effectiveness of the ICC, the role of the World Bank in less developed states, the establishment of DDR programs in order to stabilize peace, the role of the IMF during the economic crisis in Asia, EU foreign policy in Africa, and the decision making process within the security council. The focus of the seminar is very broadly defined to allow students who are interested in international organizations (broadly defined) to benefit from working together on their proposals and theses.

Methods of Instruction

Seminar discussion

Study Material

Literature for the project will be announced on Blackboard at the beginning of the semester


See Thesis Info in the e-Guide


Students do not need to register themselves in advance for the seminar; the secretariat will register students in uSis.

Registration is open for students that started their Master in Political Science in February 2017. All other students should contact the exam committee to request permission to take this thesis seminar. Students can take the Thesis Seminar only once in their academic year.


Thesis Seminar Group 1, Roos van de Haer:
Tuesdays 09:00-11:00 hrs in block I& II (September-December 2017)



No classes will take place in week 42 and 43 (16 October to 27 October). Consequently, on some occasions the students will have two sessions after each other. More information on these double sessions will be provided in the syllabus and in the first introduction class.