The Board

Every summer, the General Assembly elects a new board.

The 2021/2022 board consists of:

President: Riccardo Tosellini
Hi! I am Riccardo, I’m this years’ chair. I study psychology and can definitely confirm that debating is the nootropic drug that increases your brainpower by one hundred percent, so come by sometime to give it a try!!

Secretary: Uri
It is my job to keep up the administration of the society, plan meetings and General Assemblies and respond to general emails. I am currently doing to bachelors, one in History and one in International Studies. For history I specialize in Medieval History, and for International Studies in Latin America. I love playing playing the piano, reading, painting miniatures and playing boardgames. I am happy to contribute this year to our great society I have gotten to enjoy for the past three-and-a-half years. Hopefully you will also enjoy your time with us!

Treasurer: Marien de Ruyter
Hi there, my name is Marien de Ruyter and I am the treasurer of LDU. I am twenty years old and I am in my second year of history here in Leiden. It is my job to keep oversight over our finances to insure a financial healthy society for the years to come. This means that as treasurer I am involved in many long-term projects at LDU and beyond. Besides LDU and my study I spent my time with friends or cycling

External Officer: Brenda Reuver

I am the LDU board member of external affairs, in which it is my job to upkeep the contact between LDU and other organizations. I study religious studies at Leiden university, in which I am most interested in Islam, new religious movements and secularism. Next to my studies I work at the GGD call center for corona test appointments. I also am part of a LARP organization team. I prefer debating roles which make me engage with others people’s arguments the most, like whip. I often get compliments that my debating-style makes the debate more passionate.

“Don’ t make me Prime minister. You will regret it.
If I have to set up the debate, there will be chaos”

Internal Officer: Krzysztof Krzywulicz

Hello! As the internal officer of this year I am the party guy around. You can be certain I will spam you with LDU activities. I am doing master in Economics and Asian Studies. All in love with tennis, travelling, politics and whatever else you can imagine, always on the look out for something new.

If you would like to contact any of these wonderful people, please send an email to info(at)!