Deadline EXTENDED!

Missed your first opportunity to apply for the Board? No worries! The deadline to apply has been EXTENDED to April 16th! Applications to apply for the TENTH BASIS BOARD are now OPEN! You can apply for one of the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Internal Affairs Officer (x2), and External Affairs Officer. The tenth board will be elected this spring, and will work from June 2021 until May 2022.  What do you need Read more…

Last Day to Apply!

Today is the last day to apply to be on the tenth BASIS Board! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to become a part of the BASIS community and enhance your professional and personal skills. The tenth board will be elected this spring, and will work from June 2021 until May 2022.  More information about open positions and their responsibilities can be found HERE. What do you need to apply? A motivation letter of Read more…

Meet the Boards Event

Join us for our Meet the Boards event this Thursday, April 8th at 7:30PM! This event is intended for members interested in applying for the BASIS Board. Ask the current and past Boards your questions and hear more about their personal and professional experiences. Link will be updated on our Facebook on the day of the event!

Nominate Someone for the BASIS Board!

Know someone you think would be great on the BASIS Board? You can now anonymously nominate them for the Board in general or for a specific position you think they would be good at! How does it work? Fill out this form and the person you nominate will be sent an email from us suggesting that they run for the Board. Please note: the message is automated, not an endorsement of any candidate, and is Read more…

Position Responsibilities

Curious what is required of each of the positions on the BASIS Board? Here are all the responsibilities for the Board positions: President Responsibilities: Chairing Board meetings and General Assemblies Co-creation of agendas Ensuring good communication between the BASIS board and the Advisory Board Maintaining good relations with university contacts Representing BASIS at meetings with university contacts and other study associations Manage the BASIS board Ensure members’ interests are represented internally and externally Vice President Read more…

Board Applications Now Open!

Applications to apply for the TENTH BASIS BOARD are now OPEN! You can apply for one of the following positions: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Internal Affairs Officer (x2) External Affairs Officer The tenth board will be elected this spring, and will work from June 2021 until May 2022. More information about the responsibilities of each position can be found HERE. What do you need to apply? A motivation letter of approximately 350 words Your Read more…

Some thoughts on decolonising the university

With his own insight into the field, Jochem van den Boogert gives us his thoughts on decolonising the university. Mr. van den Boogert approaches the issue by answering the questions of how did this issue come about, what can be done, and how can we approach the issue today? Some thoughts on decolonising the university Jochem van den Boogert, Gent Some time ago, I partook in a panel discussion on decolonising Leiden University, organised by Read more…

Understanding Chinese Political Philosophy: Confucianism

During the course of our studies here, we’re often still taught the main theories of Western political thought. This article strives to present a wider set of views on political theory by giving a brief overview of one of the strands of Chinese political thought: Confucianism. Karl-Johan Petersen, Contributor, The Netherlands Understanding Chinese Political Philosophy: Confucianism When examining the world, we tend to understand the actions of states, organizations, and other actors through the lens Read more…

Decolonizing Leiden University? A Reflection

How can we deal with countries’ colonial pasts and the impacts these histories have had on individuals? Following a panel discussion in May, a very brief summary and reflection based on this question is presented below. Decolonizing Leiden University? A Reflection Sebastian Sirotin, Publication Manager, and Alessandra Barrow, SSEA Com President Panel Discussion Summary: In the topic of “decolonizing the university”, it is important to discern the process of colonialism from the mentality of coloniality, Read more…

Inge’s Nasi Goreng

Not a fan of tempeh or want something on the side? Then look no further than this recipe for Nasi Goreng. Though there’re endless variations, this is a good basis from which to start. Selamat Makan! Ibrahim Schell, Contributor, The Netherlands Inge’s Nasi Goreng Serves 4 people Ingredients:                                                             4 cloves of garlic 2 red onions 3 tablespoons sambal oelek 4 eggs 4 tablespoons sunflower oil Salt and pepper (to taste, or 1 teaspoon each) Read more…