On 4 May, Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker will be speaking at the joint commemoration ceremony between Leiden city council and Leiden University, as will Jip Stam, president of the umbrella organisation for Leiden student associations. They will be remembering the victims of World War II and honouring the professors and students who resisted.
On Friday, the 24th of April 2015, the Junius Symposium voor Jonge Oudgermanisten, a symposium for junior researchers in the field of language, culture and history of the (early) medieval Germanic tribes, was organized by Peter Alexander Kerkhof (LUCL) and Thijs Porck (LUCAS).
On Monday May 18, Latin American Studies will be welcoming a delegation from the survivors and parents of the missing students from Ayotzinapa (Mexico). During the meeting, the parents and students will give their testimony on the current situation of political and criminal violence in Mexico, followed by a debate with scholars, professionals and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an open debate at the end.