Friends of Cobbenhagen Lecture
For four years (2017-2020), the Friends of Cobbenhagen, in collaboration with Tilburg University Society, annually invite an internationally renowned professor to give a vision on current developments in society.
They make an active contribution to the international orientation of Dutch politics, research, education and business. The Lecture also aims to appeal to a new audience and to interest potential members of the Friends of Cobbenhagen.
Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture 2020: Urban Society
The fourth Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture will take place on Thursday 23 January 2020. The theme this year is Urban Society, with a keynote by Harvard professor Edward Glaeser on 'The pros and cons of urbanization'. Alderman of the Municipality of Tilburg, Berend de Vries, then discusses the theme from within the Municipality. The program of the day will start with various sessions in which Tilburg University professors discuss the theme from different points of view.
More about the Friends of Cobbenhagen Lectures
Friends of Cobbenhagen - Lecture 2019
The third Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture took place on 17 January 2019. In the lecture, Anne Applebaum discussed the role that propaganda and malign influence campaigns play in political changes such as spreading extremism, authoritarian regimes and weakening liberal democracies.
Friends of Cobbenhagen - Lecture 2018
Data is replacing money as the driver of market behavior. Big finance and big companies will be replaced by small groups and individual actors who make markets instead of making things. That is what Viktor Mayer-Schönberger concluded in the 2nd Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture entitled Towards a Digital Society on Friday January 26, 2018.
Friends of Cobbenhagen - Lecture 2017
On 18 January 2017 the first Cobbenhagen Lecture took place, a new event by and for the Vrienden van Cobbenhagen in cooperation with Tilburg University Society. The lecture was given by well known Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, entitled The Rights and Wrongs of Economic Science.
Join Friends of Cobbenhagen
With your membership you support special programs such as the Outreaching Honors Program, you actively give meaning to society and it also brings you many benefits: for example, you can attend interesting meetings with top speakers and company visits.