Lecture: Elections, Democracy & Populism


On March 14, the day before the Dutch elections, Urios hosts a “kroegcollege” on democracy, elections and populism! The event will consist of informal, “gezellige” drinks at Café Hemingway, and interactive lectures by two experts in the related fields.

The first speaker is Bob van den Bos. Dr. van den Bos served as a Parliamentary representative on behalf of the Dutch political party D66 in the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer), Senate (Eerste Kamer) and in the European Parliament. He will elaborate on populism in light of European and global developments. While doing so, he will particularly zoom in on the Dutch elections on March 15, the French elections in April and the recent election of Donald Trump in the US.

Paulien de Morree will be our second speaker. Dr. de Morree is attached to the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and works as a Professor at UU. She wrote her dissertation on Article 17 ECHR, which prohibits the abuse of rights. Her lecture will discuss a flexible democracy and what Article 17 ECHR can contribute to such an aim.

When? Tuesday March 14, 20:00 – 00:00. The lectures will approximately take place between 21:00 and 22:30.
Where? Café Hemingway, Janskerkhof 6, 3512 BK Utrecht
Costs? Free!
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