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The Last Lecture by Ralf Bodelier: What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?

What does it really mean to be a citizen - and not just a consumer- of the world? Ralf Bodelier, Head of World's Best News Nederland, will try to give an answer in his Last Lecture. (language: English)

 

Program information
Date Monday November 21st, 2016
Time 15:30-17:00 hrs
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Access Free admission
Speakers Dr. Ralf Bodelier, Head of World's Best News Nederland
Language English
Organisation Last Lecture Committee Extra Muros and Academic Forum

What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?

More students than ever are internationally oriented; we travel, consume products from other countries and learn other languages. But what does it really mean to be a citizen - and not just a consumer- of the world?

In his Last Lecture, Ralf Bodelier will try to give us an answer. He is, as he calls himself, a curious cosmopolitan, and will take us on a trip through changes in the world. Changes that have impact on citizens all over the world. 

So fasten your seatbelts and get ready for some inspiration.
And don't be afraid, because Ralf is an optimist:

"The future is still undetermined. However, the understanding of this obliges you to do something!" Make a change - Because you can!

Biography

After his studies in history and theology, Ralf Bodelier spent 14 years teaching at the Fontys School for Journalism. He resigned in 1998, wrote ten books, worked as a journalist in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe and received a PhD in philosophy. He founded the ‘Childrens University’  at Tilburg University, started a travel agency to Malawi and the Wereldpodium, a platform for debates on global issues.

World's Best News Netherlands

Since 2016 Ralf Bodelier is campaign leader of World's Best News Netherlands. World’s Best News is a journalistic awareness campaign and media that publishes news about progress on a global scale in order to strengthen a more balanced world view. Recently he produced a dozen of videos about human development in urban slum areas.

When: 21 November 2016 15:30

End date: 21 November 2016 17:00