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This year's Theodore Roosevelt American History Award was awarded to Megan Griffiths (Leiden) for her thesis on the Salem witchcraft 'crisis' of the 1690s.

From 2-4 May 2018, the Director of Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute, Halbert Jones, visited the RIAS. During his visit, it was agreed that the two American Studies institutions would deepen their cooperation by facilitating the exchange of short-term visits between Oxford and Middelburg.

On Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 4:30 pm the RIAS and the Roosevelt Foundation will host Karen Armstrong for a special Roosevelt Lecture to accompany the 2018 Four Freedoms Awards.

On Friday 1 June 2018 the RIAS hosted the Amerikanistendag, the annual students' conference of the Netherlands American Studies Association.

The RIAS Library will be closed from Thursday 10 through Monday 21 May 2018 due to public holidays and the celebration of the Four Freedoms Awards.

As of 1 May 2018, the RIAS offers access to digital collections of primary materials on slavery, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and more.

On Friday 25 May 2018 Professor Damian Pargas, executive director of the RIAS, will deliver his inaugural address at Leiden University, entitled 'Promised Lands: Seeking Freedom in the Age of American Slavery.'

On Monday 16 April 2018 the RIAS and University College Roosevelt hosted the American Professor Emeritus Peter Rose from Smith College. Professor Rose delivered the Spring Roosevelt Lecture on 'The Stranger at the Gate: The Politics and Morality of US Immigration and Refugee Policy from FDR to Trump.'

On Friday 16 March 2018 two policy officers from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will present their views on 'Transatlantic Cooperation 2.0' at the first Transatlantic Lecture of 2018.

The RIAS hosts a small, but dynamic community of doctoral students.