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The Ben Feringa Lecture

The annual Ben Feringa Lecture series is part of the Holland in the Valley program which is run by the Consulate of the Netherlands in San Francisco. Holland in the Valley is a network of Dutch and American entrepreneurs, universities and government, that connects the Netherlands and Silicon Valley. The Ben Feringa lecture series aims to strengthen ties between government, Dutch and American academia and Dutch entrepreneurs (related to the field of expertise) in the Bay area.


Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa held the first lecture in November 2019 about his life towards becoming a Nobel Laureate and his research. Together with professor Zhenan Bao (Stanford University) he continued the conversation about the importance of international research cooperations, the importance of cooperating with companies, and achieving your personal best.

In the coming years renowned Dutch researchers will present their research and get in a conversation with a researcher from an American Top university, such as Stanford University.

The Ben Feringa Lecture is hosted at the Consulate General in San Francisco. Depending on the corona measurements in both countries the lecture will be held online or in a hybrid form.

Next lecture: Beatrice de Graaf and Martha Crenshaw

The next lecture will be with distinguished professor Beatrice de Graaf (University Utrecht) and professor Martha Crenshaw (Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University) about Geopolitical Challenges, Security Threats.

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List of (former) speakers of the Ben Feringa Lecture

Last modified:14 February 2022 11.31 a.m.