From the 6th until the 9th of March, we will be joining the yearly Hitchhiking competition, organized by Dispuut GIST! It promises to be an awesome trip, but unfortunately it does mean that the office will be closed during these days.more
Esmeralda van Boon, arabist and journalist, will be giving a lecture at SIB tonight! The topic will be journalism in and from the Middle East, and she will share her stories with us about what it is like to be a (female) journalist in the Middle East. She will also discuss the image that the Dutch media creates about the Middle East, and whether or not this is the correct image. Esmeralda van Boon is the author of the book 'Trust Allah, but do tie up your came', and often a guest at Dutch tv-shows such as Pauw & Witteman. Afterwards, Dispuut Eo Sensu will organize themed drinks, with a 'gender in the blender' theme!more
Dispuut Eo Sensu honors the name she has, and organizes awesome themed drinks, with a 'Gender in the Blender' theme! Dress up as a woman, a man or something in between, and we will get this party started! If you all promise to dress up, there will also be a special surprise act... So make sure you're there!more
The first evening of Develop Your World 2014 consists of very interesting lectures during which we will look at the questions surrounding energy transition and the societal cultural changes that underlie (and drive) these changes, or lack thereof. How is it possible that we all know about sustainability, about turning down the heating and other of energy saving life-hacks but rarely act accordingly? Or rarely do as much as we could? Our speakers are: Prof. Dr. H. Moll (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Rick Bosman (DRIFT) and Klaas van Egmond (SER-crown member).
For more information, check out: http://congres.sib-groningen.nl!
Tonight Vjosa Dobruna, the Kosovarian Ambassador to the Hague, will visit SIB! SIB has a very special bond with the country, especially since the trip to Kosovo last year. Miss Dobruna will talk about the position of Kosovo, the current situation within the country, the relations with Serbia and what it is like to be a country that is not acknowledged by everyone. Afterwards, there will be Balkans themed drinks at N.S.G., so make sure you're there!more
After the lecture by the Kosovarian Ambassador, you can have drinks with us at Hereweg 1, with a Balkans theme! Relive the SIB-trip of 2013, with special balkans-shots, music and much, much more! Be there!more
The second evening will be led by The Perspectivity Organisation and will be quite special. They call themselves: ‘A collective of committed individuals and professional consultants, dedicated to helping build sustainable organisations and societies.’ Top consultants from Shell and PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) as well as students from LSE (London School of Economics) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) already accepted their challenge, and SIB-Groningen is next. Their board game puts you in the shoes of national politicians, making you responsible for the expansion of a virtual economy. The growth process encompasses the issues that our world leaders are all too familiar with: growth spurts, downturns and limited resources. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Through negotiations and conflicts you’ll learn how hard it is to materialise a sustainable future. The final part of the game is a thorough evaluation and comparison of the results so you can see where you rank amongst business men and young academics.
More info @ http://congres.sib-groningen.nl
Tonight is the first evening of the International Week, the one and only week for international students in Groningen! We will start the week off with a lecture about the Latin-American culture, after which there will be a salsa-workshop. Afterwards, we will party at De Drie Gezusters! Be there!more
This year our big trip will take place from the 13th until the 22nd of April! We will be visiting Istanbul and Ankara, and it will be awesome! Unfortunately the trip is already full, but you can still sign up for the waitinglist by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!more