November Notes Lecture Series


The November Notes were a series of lectures and round table discussions from six people who told us about their work and life experiences.

The first was Ambassador Keller, the Dutch Ambassador to Turkey who told us about his experiences living abroad and representing the Netherlands in Turkey, and in Russia where his previous post was. His lecture was followed a few days later by a lecture by Dr. Norgaard, who discussed liberal education in Europe and the history of our education system and the contemporary forms. Hans van Otterloo discussed his life living in Kabul, Afghanistan, in one of our round-table sessions which allowed all students involved to ask questions about his work with setting up agricultural schools in an informal setting. Dr Finn gave the third lecture of the series, and presented his work on the musical influences in Modern Brazil in relation to race and place. The second round table session was with Martine van der Does, who is working in humanitarian aid in the Dutch government, and who described her experiences when disasters around the world struck and how to budget and distribute aid. The closing session of the lecture series was a round table discussion with Hank van Ort, who is working for NATO.

The series were very well received both by the students and those who gave the lectures, and we as Universalis were happy to call this a succesful lecture series!

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