Plenary session

After the Thursday sessions we go to Amuz for the reception (17h00-18h00), the plenary session (18h00-19h30) and dinner (19h30-23h00).

During the plenary session, the Daniël Heinsiusprijs and the Els Witteprijs for best Master’s thesis and best Doctoral dissertation in political science will be awarded. Next, we will have a debate about hot topics in political science. Five political scientists will get on stage and argue for or against a specific statement. People in the audience will also get a chance to speak their mind.

When you register for the Etmaal, you can vote for topics you would like the debate to be about. We’ll ask you during the registration to indicate which of the following statements interest you the most:

  1. Political scientists are not enough involved in the media and the public debate
  2. There is too much attention for election campaigns, and we are co-responsible for that
  3. Political research has a left-wing bias
  4. There are ever more students international politics, and that is NOT good news
  5. The internationalization of our education is a success
  6. Our field needs more explicit normative contributions
  7. Our main assignment is good teaching
  8. The funding of our research should become less competitive
  9. This debate should have been in Dutch
  10. Political science misses a state of the art work that we all read and use