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Humanism Across the Atlantic: Looking For Common Ground

By September 8, 2019 September 9th, 2019 No Comments

Following a two-day symposium here at the Society, faculty from the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, Netherlands shared the ways in which they teach and practice Humanism. Moderated by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen, panelists included:

Joachim Duyndam, Professor of humanism and philosophy
Anja Machielse, Professor in “Empowerment of vulnerable elderly’”
Peter Derkx, Professor of Humanism and Ideology, Project Good Aging
Marieke van den Doel, Assistant Professor of The History of Humanism

The University of Humanistic Studies is devoted to high-quality scientific research and education on the basis of its humanist inspiration, and thereby contributes to a humane and sustainable society in which all people can lead a meaningful life. Since its establishment in 1989, the university has been active in carrying out academic research relating to social, ethical, and worldview-related issues. It also supports the practical application of the knowledge acquired as a result of this research, and educates creative and critical professionals who actively participate in social debates.

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