This year the travel committee planned an amazing trip to two very interesting and beautiful countries, Armenia and Georgia! We are travelling there from 12 till 21 april, which is directly after the exams, so you won't miss any (important) classes!
We will visit interesting organisations like the Dutch Embassies, the Eurasian Partnership Foundation and the OSCE Mission, do some sightseeing and explore the beautiful nature, and of course much much more!
Signing up for this trip is possible by sending an email to email@example.com!
We hope you will join us!:)
Every year the Batavierenrace takes place, a student relay race from Nijmegen to Enschede. In a team students will run all day and all night to run the entire distance. When reaching Enschede, the largest student party of Europe will take place. In other words: a weekend you don't want to miss!
To participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 7th of May, SIB-Groningen will have the pleasure of organizing a lecture with mr. Andrew Feinstein, author of the book ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade’ and an expert on the topic of global arms trade. During his lecture, mr. Feinstein will introduce us to the topic of global arms trade and the many shady aspects that surround it. The trade in arms is a huge economic flow around the world. In 2010, the global military expenditure was $235 for every person on the planet.
One of the essential methods used in arms dealing is bribery, payoffs on a grand scale that enrich both the elites in the buying country and the arms makers in the selling country. Around 40% of all corruption in all world trade is linked to the trade in weapons. Further, many of these arm traders are very closely linked to national governments, sometimes even at the highest levels. The military-industrial complex is very powerful, especially in some of the worlds’ most prominent democracies like the US and the UK, undermining the way our democratic institutions function. Unfortunately, transparency and scrutiny is often lacking in these realms. Tonight, mr. Feinstein will shed light on this underexposed global trade in arms with his grasping storytelling, his in-depth knowledge and his own experiences.
Andrew Feinstein is a member of Corruption Watch UK and a former South-African parliamentarian on behalf of the ANC. In 2001 he resigned from the party when it refused to launch a corruption investigation into a major South African arms deal worth $6 billion, conducted in a time the country claimed to be too poor to purchase antiretroviral drugs for the six million people living with HIV and Aids. Later, it was uncovered that around $100 million was paid in bribes to ANC politicians to get the weapons deal through. Ever since, Andrew Feinstein has been on a mission to expose the lies, corruption and death-dealing at the heart of the modern arms trade.
Join us tonight for this interesting lecture on global arms trade! The lecture is in English, free for everyone and will take place at the Senate Chamber in the Academy Building. It commences at 20.00 and afterwards there will be enough room for any questions you might have.
7th of May, 20.00, Senaatskamer, Academy Building
It is time yet again: time for SIB on Stage! The one and only chance you have to show the talents you have hidden somewhere. Sign up together with your Dispuut, Committee, Project Group, by yourself, with some friends, whatever you prefer and make sure you win! You can do anything you like: dancing, singing, playbacking, a small play; be creative! Competing is only 2 EU per person, and the money we raise goes towards our charity, the Hunger Project. You can sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Dresscode: DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITY!
Tonight we will have another General Members Assembly! Do you have questions about the current policy of SIB or have any input you would like to give for the association? Then come to night to join this meeting. This is a members only event and the spoken language will be Dutch. However, you can ask questions in English if you want!more
Tonight we will have a pubcrawl! For only €5 you can participate and join us on our trips through the pubs of Groningen. This is organised by the KEI committee. Sign up via firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight it is time for the most important GMA of the year: the election-GMA! The prefered candidate-Board will present themselves through a policy paper, and you will get to vote. Besides that, the Board of 2014-2015 will present their evaluation of their work.more
Tonight the Diplomats Dinner of 2015 will take place at the SIB. Because of last years' great succes, many ambassadors from all over the world have been invited once again to come and have a talk and a dinner with students of Groningen.
This activity is open for non-members as well. The event will take place at the Academy building of the University of Groningen.
It is a future many internationally oriented students dream of: working as an ambassador or diplomat in a foreign country. To make that image of your future a bit clearer and to give you the opportunity to ask all your questions, many different ambassadors have been invited by one of SIB's Disputen, Dispuut Varietas.
Sign up by emailing email@example.com