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Brussels: Alumni reception with Luuk van Middelaar

When:We 18-10-2017 18:00 - 20:30
Where:Benelux Unie | Regentschapsstraat 39 1000 - Brussel Belgium
Luuk van Middelaar
Luuk van Middelaar

On 18 October 2017, the UG Alumni Chapter Brussels welcomed Prof. Luuk van Middelaar (UG Alumnus of the Year 2015) who presented his new book: ‘The new politics of Europe’,which is a report and analysis of the political revolutionary phase that our continent is experiencing today. This book succeeds the Brussels bestseller 'Passage to Europe'.

Van Middelaar graduated from the UG in 1999 and later worked as an advisor to European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein in Brussels. He was part of the Cabinet of Herman van Rompuy as a speechwriter until 2014.

Brussels Alumni Event
Brussels Alumni Event

Currently Van Middelaar writes columns in the Dutch paper NRC and is Professor at Leiden University and Louvain-la-Neuve, which is why this is an open event especially to Leiden and Louvain Alumni as well.

The event was held at the Benelux Union, where alumni were hosted by Mr. Jan Molema, director at the Benelux Union and president of the Brussels alumni circle.

Brussels Alumni Event
Brussels Alumni Event

18:00 Welcome & registration
18:20 Word of welcome by Jan Molema, president of the UG Alumni Chapter Brussels
18:30 Book presentation by Prof. Luuk van Middelaar 'The New Politics of Europe'
19:10 Q&A with Prof. Luuk van Middelaar
19:30 Reception
20:30 End