Meet the people
Conflict Resolution and Governance
'I liked the international character of the Master’s programme. Around half of the students have a non-Dutch background. Combined, with the fact that it is a selective programme, these factors led to a cohesive group of diverse people that tends to meet up; not only for class, but also for interesting lectures, cultural activities and, of course, Amsterdam’s night life. After a year, I can say that I made some good new friendships and simultaneously created an international network.' - Rosa Dinnissen
Dr David Laws is the Programme Director of the Master's programme in Conflict Resolution and Governance.
David Laws is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the relationship between negotiation and conflict resolution, public administration, and democratic governance
Before coming to Amsterdam, he worked at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Sloan School of Management at MIT and with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
To meet fellow students and take part in social and study-related activities, you can become a member of a study association, join events organised by SBS International or Amsterdam United or visit the UvA's Sports Centre or CREA.