MaRBLe Community Events

Are you a current or former MaRBLe/PEERS student?
Join the exclusive events and join this thriving research community!

Dear (former) MaRBLE/PEERS students,

Over the course of the year we organize several central activities for all current and/or former MaRBLe/PEER students. The events are mainly based on the student population’s wish and need for a community.
All events contain educational elements and offer opportunities for students to meet, connect and network. But it’s also always a lot of fun!

Warm regards,

The MaRBLe Team


Lecture by UM Rector Magnificus Rianne Letschert

February 20th

Multiple workshops

March 20th and April 3rd

MaRBLe Walk & Talk

April 19th

Upcoming MaRBLe/PEERS events

MaRBLe/PEERS workshops

“March 20th: The current information landscape and how to search in it”

“April 3rd: How to keep your scientific integrity?”

Workshops for (former) MaRBLe/PEERS students

Date: March 20th and/or April 3rd, 18.00-20.00 hrs.
Location: Tapijn building X

March 20th: The current information landscape and how to search in it
During this interactive workshop, topics such as fake news, click bait, and pseudoscientific articles on (social) media channels will be discussed. The goal of this session is to encourage students to look critically at the information they use for their research. Guidance is provided in how to judge the quality of the information (fact checking) and how to search for reliable sources.

April 3rd: How to keep your scientific integrity?
In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss some of the common missteps that can affect your integrity as a researcher. One of the goals of this session is to inform students about the prevention of plagiarism. We’ll also provide some guidance in how to present and spread your research with integrity.

Both workshops will be taught by Vincent Janssen. Vincent works as a “Specialist Scientifical Information” for UB Education and Research Support, University Library.

You’re more than welcome to attend one or both of these workshops.

Trainer: Vincent Janssen

Vincent M.A. Janssen is an information specialist for the Maastricht University Library. He specializes in information literacy, data retrieval, and the relationship between information and society. He’s also an author and editor for several professional magazines and (socio-political) websites. He has a background in political sciences, history, and education.


Closing Event Walk & Talk

MaRBLe Walk & Talk

Date: April 19th, 18.00-20.00 hrs.
Location: Tapijn, Building X

We would like to conclude this MaRBLE/PEER community programme with a so-called ‘Walk & Talk’ event, where (former) MaRBLe/PEER students get the opportunity to meet with PhD’s from Maastricht University.

Your chance to pick a PhD’s mind about topics as academic research, the do’s and don’ts of pursuing an academic career, valuable advice for courses and master programmes to follow, etcetera.

Of course, drinks and snacks will be provided during the ‘Talk & Walk’.


Passed MaRBLe/PEERS events

Lecture by UM rector Prof. Dr. Rianne Letschert

Lecture on Victimology and International Law

Date: Monday February 20th., 18.00-20.00 hrs.
Location: Tapijn building X, 1.009

Victim rights aim to address some of the needs that may be encountered by victims of serious human rights violations and international crimes such as genocide, terrorism or war crimes. The impact of these rights is, however, marginal. Should we agree with Hannah Arendt that in the context of mass victimisation ‘the enormity of evil explodes the limits of the law’? This lecture will provide food for thought on how justice can be seen to be done, in the eyes of the victimised communities, giving actual meaning to the aspirations that flow from victim rights. Based on her work in Rwanda and Lebanon, case studies will be discussed to illustrate how international law relating to victims of crime works in practice.

Professor Rianne Letschert (1976) studied International Law at Tilburg University, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Montpellier. She obtained her PhD from Tilburg University in 2005, with a thesis entitled The impact of minority rights mechanisms, exploring the competing international organisations that formulate policy and legislation on national minorities.

In March 2011 Letschert was appointed professor to the newly established chair in Victimology and International Law at Tilburg University. From April until August 2010 she was a visiting research fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge as well as a research fellow at Clare College in Cambridge, where she is a lifelong member. In 2014 she also held a visiting professorship at the University of Barcelona. She has written and edited various books, and published articles in national and international scholarly journals.

Professor Letschert received a Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in May 2015 for her research on the impact of international tribunals on societies and people who are confronted with serious violations of human rights and international crime. She is an expert consultant on casualty cases to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and she previously also directed the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT). In 2012 she became a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and was appointed as its chair in April 2015.

Professor Letschert has been Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University since 1 September 2016.


Please contact the MaRBLE team if you have any questions concerning the MaRBLE/PEER community events.

Ellen Bastiaens

Coordinator Excellence EDLAB

Fabienne Crombach

Administrator Excellence EDLAB