ASA turns 60

ASA celebrates our 60th birthday this year and we are inviting you to celebrate with us with a birthday party at the Havelaar Cafe. Everyone is welcome, including non-members who want to celebrate with us.

Tickets are on sale now, and include a free drink and food.

We’re also asking for help with our playlist, head over to this link where you can suggest a song for the evening’s playlist. All submissions are secret, so get classic or get creative with your ideas –!

We also have a competition on the night, we want everyone to wear something orange – tie, glasses, socks, underwear, whatever (we are in the Netherlands after all!). The winner with the best outfit as judged by the boardwill win 1L of beer,


There will be a special discount for Early Birds, divided between ASA – €5 and non-ASA members – €7.

For “regular” birds it will be €7 and €9. respectively

All tickets include one free drink and food at the venue. There will also be a bar.

Buy your tickets now by sending us an email  and we will provide you with further information and select your song here:!

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North Korean Nuclear Weapons: Starting Point of a 3rd World War?

We’re excited to announce that ASA will be hosting a lecture by Sico van der Meer is a Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute.

The lecture will focus on the continuing tension surrounding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes is posing an ever-increasing threat to the world peace. We will explore the political and international law issues at play and discuss how the latest developments could impact on the global threat of a third world war. After the lecture, you will have an opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions from Sico van der Meer, an expert in Security and Defence issues.

The lecture will be held at Cafe de Jaren, 11 January 2018, 5pm to 7pm.

Tickets cost €5 for ASA member and €7 for non-members and include some light refreshments during the event.

Places are strictly limited so please email us at ASAP to reserve a place. The lecture will be followed by a borrel in the main bar at Cafe de Jaren