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Opening Talk at the Rotterdam Talent Week

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Erasmus University and the City of Rotterdam are organising the 2nd Rotterdam Talent Week from 1November until 15 November. The grand opening on 6 November shows how Rotterdam is a thriving place to develop student talents. Abdelkader Benali (Moroccan-Dutch writer and journalist) and I will open the forum through talks to inspire students to pursue their own talents. The week, organised in collaboration with the foundation Bernard Mandeville, is aimed at students, entrepreneurs, relations, employees and people from Rotterdam. The grand opening will take place in De Doelen at Schouwburgpleinon 6 November, 16:00-18:00. Entrance is free of charge, and open to everyone. More information can be found on the Facebook event.

#talent010#MakeItHappen#erasmusuni#rdamtalentweek#RTW2017

Awarded the University Education Prize at the Academic year ceremony

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Watch the Nomination video here







Celebrating Erasmus University's 100th Birthday & honoring Arjun Appadurai

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What a wonderful event ! It was the 100th anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam on Nov 8th and for that, they did not cut corners to say the least. The event was at the de doelen, a massive orchestra house which I had never been to until now, in spite of living in the Netherlands for four years now. The hall was packed with invite-only guests that were fed a four course meal, unlimited drinks and wonderful dessert. I believe there was at least a couple of thousand people overall.  It was indeed a spectacle and I could see many Erasmus University alumni getting rather sentimental about their time at the university. Also, thank god the construction is gone and we now have a much improved campus. Since I came here years ago, I have gotten used to cranes and re-routes to classes and mountains of mud and construction signage all around. What a relief it is now over.








Also, my faculty of History, Culture and Communication commemorated this occasion by nominating Arjun Appadurai for th…