Showing posts with label Erasmus University celebration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Erasmus University celebration. Show all posts

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Opening Talk at the Rotterdam Talent Week

Erasmus University and the City of Rotterdam are organising the 2nd Rotterdam Talent Week from 1 November 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 Schouwburgplein on 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 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

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

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.
De Doelen
Erasmus University Campus 2013
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.









Organizing Committee: Karin Willemse, Filip Vermeylen and Payal Arora
Also, my faculty of History, Culture and Communication commemorated this occasion by nominating Arjun Appadurai for the honorary doctorate. I was fortunate to be nominated alongside Filip Vermelyen and Karin Willemse to organize a symposium for Arjun prior the big event. It went smoothly overall, with stimulating conversations with top scholars such as Patricia Pisters, Patricia Spyer, Peter van der Veer, Helmut Anheieir, and Peter Gerschiere

Overall, a great week is now come to an end.