KIB: Association for International Affairs
De Kring voor Internationale Betrekkingen, KIB for short, is an interfaculty student association at the KU Leuven focusing on topics regarding the field of international affairs. Our goal is to raise students' awareness and inform them about developments in international affairs. We feel this is of great importance, because today's major issues have acquired an international dimension and the beginnings of a multipolar world are visible.
The events we organize are typically lectures, discussions and a yearly trip. Furthermore, we regularly hold KIB cafés with special guests that offer the opportunity for a more personal and informal Q&A session. Our speakers vary from our very own KU Leuven professors to senior politicians and journalists. Last but certainly not least we offer a platform for students' articles related to international affairs through our periodical Global.
Are you interested? Then please like us on facebook to be notified of our events or check back here regularly. We're also always looking for new writers so feel free to contact us through facebook or by email to submit your pieces for Global.
Our articles from Global
1 May 2016 by Massimiliano Simons
Any method of management that implies the supposition-anticipation-suggestion of stupidity or infantilism of the individuals that constitute this society should be excluded; for, if they are defined as stupid or infantile, democracy itself can only be defined as manipulation, a modern new way of leading the flock. (Stengers & Ralet, 1997: 223) Can there be … Continue reading From Politics of Science to Evidence-Based Activism
24 April 2016 by Esperanza Morales-López and Nicolina Montesano-Montessori
In a previous article, we analyzed the discursive creativity of the Spanish ‘Occupy’ movement that spontaneously came into existence in the squares of many Spanish cities (see Montesano-Montessori & Morales-López, 2015). The movement manifested itself in the main squares of Madrid and Barcelona on 15 May 2011 and then spread to other Spanish cities. The … Continue reading Podemos’ shift of the political landscape in Spain: the emancipation of the ‘demos’
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