For all course communication, whether in text or in class, please follow the good old principles of netiquette.

In-class discussion: Chatham House Rules

In our discussions, the point is to talk freely about a wide range of subjects. These may potentially be sensitive issues of personal or even a political nature. As the point is to be able to share our thoughts openly, our discussions fall under so-called Chatham House Rules:

When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

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In principle, the instructor is the only one exempt from this rule. You are allowed to share information I gave you in course, with my name attached.

Other students may be willing to grant you the same exemption, but please ask first.


All major announcements for this course will be placed on Brightspace. Here you will also be able to find all required course literature that is not accessible otheriwse.

Microsoft Teams

We will be using Microsoft Teams for class communication. You will find a link to sign up for the Teams… team (what a stupid name, Microsoft!) in Brightspace.

Every Tuesday (11:00-12:00) and Thursday (10:00-11:00) I will be directly available for any questions or for a video-call.

Outside of Open Office hours I may not always be able to respond directly (or even the same day).

Have a question that you can share in public? Others may benefit from reading the question answer, so post it in the Teams general channel.

Have a more personal message to send, direct messaging is my preferred form of communication.


This is me and my e-mail mountains

Please, only send e-mails if Teams is not an option.