70th Dies Natalis

Celebration 70th anniversary ISS
Lustrum banner - ISS building - 70th anniversary
Date
Thursday 13 Oct 2022, 16:00 - 17:00
Type
General
Spoken Language
English
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Join us for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of ISS

On Thursday 13 October the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will celebrate it's 70th anniversary.

On this day we will travel through 70 years of ISS history, focusing on how the buildings which have housed ISS have typified and shaped the nature of the institution and are a reflection of the changing thinking about development cooperation.

In-person registration is closed but you can watch the Dies live online

70th Dies Natalis livestream - 13 October 2022

Speakers

  • Wim van den Poel

    Noordeinde Palace 1952-1977

    Speaker: Wim van den Doel, Dean of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities alliance

    In 1951, the then Queen Juliana generously offered part of the Royal Palace on Noordeinde in the centre of The Hague to house ISS. At the time the institute was at the vanguard of development studies educating civil servants from the global south. The focus was very much on what we now call capacity building: educating civil servants from 'developing countries' so that they could return and implement their new-found knowledge.

  • Howard Nicholas and Amrita Chhachhi

    Hotel de Wittebrug 1977-1993

    Speaker: Dr Howard Nicholas and Dr Amrita Chhachhi of ISS

    A period in which the focus moved to North-South networks and an emphasis on 'training the trainers' such as NGOs, universities, trade unions, women and other organized groups. The focus shifted to research and links with international organizations in the north and south.

  • Elizabeth (Eliza) Ngutuku

    Former post office building 1993-present day

    Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Mulewa Ngutuku, Research officer at Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, London School of Economics

    Again a shift in focus, this time to become a more professional institute offering top-level education and research. ISS became much more 'South-focused' in this period with the decolonialization and co-creation of knowledge forming the bedrock of the ISS' global reach. 

    And from looking back at the past we will shift our focus on to the future, using the rich history of ISS to inform how we deal with new challenges and opportunities.

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Paleis Nordeinde
This is ISS
  • Enjoying a cup of tea - Noordeinde Palace - 19502s/1960s
  • Classroom discussions - Noordeinde Palace
  • ISS students helping during the 1953 flood disaster

This is ISS

Paleis Nordeinde
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Enjoying a cup of tea - Noordeinde Palace - 19502s/1960s
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Classroom discussions - Noordeinde Palace
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ISS students helping during the 1953 flood disaster
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Hotel Wittebrug
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ISS canteen - 1980s
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Students in classroom - 1980s - no laptops
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ISS students in computer room - 1980s
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ISS student pigeon holes
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ISS bookshop
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60 anniversary wishes - ISS 60th anniversary
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Front of building - ISS 60th anniversary
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ISS gets a new lobby - building revitalization 2016
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A new entrance for ISS - building revitalization 2016
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Cheering students outside building
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New students arriving at ISS - September 2018
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Students in lobby
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Library
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Living statue Erasmus - ISS Dies Natalis 2018
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ISS Diversity and Inclusion
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Students at building entrance - 2017
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Students outsite ISS 2016
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Lambert de Jong
ISS staircase - welcome in several languages
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Paleis Nordeinde
Enjoying a cup of tea - Noordeinde Palace - 19502s/1960s
Classroom discussions - Noordeinde Palace
ISS students helping during the 1953 flood disaster
Hotel Wittebrug
ISS canteen - 1980s
Students in classroom - 1980s - no laptops
ISS students in computer room - 1980s
ISS student pigeon holes
ISS bookshop
60 anniversary wishes - ISS 60th anniversary
Front of building - ISS 60th anniversary
ISS gets a new lobby - building revitalization 2016
A new entrance for ISS - building revitalization 2016
Cheering students outside building
New students arriving at ISS - September 2018
Students in lobby
Library
Videos ISS 65th anniversary
Living statue Erasmus - ISS Dies Natalis 2018
ISS Diversity and Inclusion
Students at building entrance - 2017
Students outsite ISS 2016
ISS staircase - welcome in several languages
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