Committee Intellectual Activities (CIA)

The Committee Intellectual Activities (CIA) is the committee within SIB-Amsterdam, which, as the word suggests, organizes intellectual activities. Think of the monthly lectures and debates with an internationally related topic. For example, we had a debate about the rise of IS, a debate on tax evasion by mailbox companies and recently a lecture on international cybersecurity and the Dutch ‘Sleepwet’ (Wiv).

Continuously we are organising new and interesting activities on an international topic. So, if you want to become active within the association and organise a fun activity on an international topic, the CIA is the ideal committee for you!

For more information, please send an email to our Commissioner for Internal Affairs.


Chair Liza Bex
Committee members Mehmet Emre Demirkiran, Adriana Oprea, Pierre Lievers, Ruurd Kouwenhoven and Agathe Jean-Alexis.




Recent activities

• Lecture: Russian Elections
• Lecture: International Cybersecurity and the Sleepwet
For a summary of this lecture, please click here
• Lecture: House of Cards vs. Reality
• Lecture: Bitcoin and its Development
• Lecture: Drugs Cartels in Latin America
• Masterclass: New Political Actors in the Middle East: the Kurds
• Masterclass: the Netherlands in the UN Security Council