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Gender Unlimited Festival: Quality Includes Diversity *

This years Gender Unlimited Festival on International Women’s Day will be all about the laureates of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program. This prestigious program offers extra positions for women with a talent for teaching and research, in order speed up the proportion of women in top positions. (language: English).


Program Information
Date Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time 13:30 - 17:30 hrs
Location Faculty Club, Tilburg University
Entry free. Please register via the registration form.
Speakers Among others Juliette Schaafsma and Maureen Sie
Language English
Contact Annelieke Koster
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

Quality Includes Diversity

Gender Policy and Academic Forum kindly invite you to the Gender Unlimited Festival on International Women’s Day, Wednesday March 8. Rector Magnificus Emile Aarts will introduce the laureates of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program: the prestigious program that offers extra positions for women with a talent for teaching and research, in order speed up the proportion of women in top positions.

The Gender Unlimited Festival aims to increase the awareness of the importance of gender equality and diversity.

Program & Speakers

13:30 Coffee and tea
14:00 Welcome by our rector magnificus Emile Aarts
14:15 ‘Losing significance: exclusion as a potential threat to peace’ Keynote lecture by laureate Juliette Schaafsma
15:00 Food for Thought with Mariëtte Turkenburg, in cooperation with Faculty Association Asset
15:45 Intermission
16:15 Workshops *
Workshop 1. ‘Problems Attract Problems: A Network Perspective on Mental Disorders’’. With Angélique Cramer, associate professor of Models & Methods at TSB Topic.
Workshop 2. ‘Stereotypes and prejudices: whose responsibility?’. With Maureen Sie, professor of Philosophy at TSH.
Workshop 3. ‘What would global data justice look like? Toward an inclusive framing of informational rights and freedoms.’ With Linnet Taylor, assistant professor of Data Ethics, Law & Policy at TLS.
17:15 The best debate contribution wins the Gender Unlimited Award
17:30 Drinks
18:30 End

* Workshops

During the workshops laureates Angélique Cramer, Maureen Sie and Linnet Taylor will briefly introduce their research field in relation to a current women's issue, after which a discussion follows. Participants can prepare themselves by reading a pre-shared text and by thinking about given theorems.

Bio’s participants

Juliette Schaafsma

Diversity, inclusion, and equality are central themes in the research and teaching of prof. Schaafsma. As a social scientist, her interests lie in cultural diversity and intercultural communication, processes of social in- and exclusion, and intergroup hostility and reconciliation. In 2016, she received a prestigious consolidator grant from the European Research Council for an interdisciplinary project (across more than fifteen countries) on the meaning, value, and expression of political apologies across cultures.

Mariëtte Turkenburg

Turkenburg is a tax adviser at the law firm Loyens & Loeff. She advises multinationals on structuring their Dutch, EU or other international investments. She is also on the board of Stichting Topvrouwen. They track and stimulate highly qualified women ready for the boardroom. The foundation aims to make visible talented women and in doing so refute the idea that ‘there just aren’t enough women’.

Angélique Cramer

Prof. Cramer’s main interest concerns the development of models for psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. She received a NWO innovational Veni grant for her research into network psychometrics: methods for exposing the architecture and dynamics of mood disorders.

Maureen Sie

Prof. Sie works on topics such as implicit bias, love and moral hypocrisy. Funded with a prestigious NWO Vidi grant, Sie explored the implications of the developments in the behavioral, cognitive, and neuroscience for our concepts of moral agency, free will, and personal responsibility.

Linnet Taylor

In Oxford, and as a Marie Curie Fellow at the UvA, Taylor researched social and ethical frameworks around the use of big data. At Tilburg University, Linnet focusses on the interface between big data, human rights and democratic representation worldwide, in particular social and economic inclusion and exclusion through data.

Other Philip Eijlander Diversity Program laureates:

  • Jenny Slatman, professor of Medical Humanities
  • Carla de Pietro, assistant professor of Tax Economics
  • Eleni Kosta, professor of Technology Law and Human Rights
  • Federica Angeli, associate professor of Organizational Studies

The Gender Unlimited  Festival is organized by Gender policy and Academic Forum (Tilburg University), in cooperation with Food for Thought.

When: 08 March 2017 13:00

End date: 08 March 2017 17:30