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Join the Diversity in the City event on 18 June for a day of activities centred around the topic of diversity. The programme includes lectures, a quiz, and a film as well as a closing reception.

Event details of Diversity in the City
Date 18 June 2019
Time 10:00 -18:30
Roeterseilandcampus - building E
Room Main hall
Diversity in the city logo


10:00 -  Welcome by diversity officers Ms. Wilma de Kruijf and Professor Marjoleine Zieck

10:10 - Testing Dean Professor Han van Dissel (Economics and Business) and Dean Professor Agneta Fischer (Social and Behavioural Sciences): do they suffer from implicit bias?

10:20 -  Lecture on implicit bias by Mr. Roeland Voskens, followed by Q&A

11:20 -  Diversity quiz, presented by Mr. Mourad Farahat (master’s student Economics and Business) Please bring your cell phone.

12:30 -  Film: Cosmopolitanism, an animated documentary by Erik Gandini (2015)

13:05 -  Highlights from the diversity chat box, based on recordings made earlier in June.

13:35 -  Film: Cosmopolitanism, an animated documentary by Erik Gandini (2015)

14:10 -  More highlights from the diversity chat box

15:00 -  A diverse panel of students discusses life in a diverse city and studying at the UvA.

16:30 -  Panel discussion: What is the role and what are the responsibilities of the two Amsterdam universities in a diverse city?

Panelists: President Executive Board UvA, Professor Geert ten Dam, President Executive Board VU, Professor Mirjam van Praag, Mr. Abdelhamid Idrissi, ‘Amsterdammer’ of the year 2018, Professor Han van Dissel, Dean Economics and Business, Mr. Rutger Groot Wassink, Councilor with portfolio Diversity, City of Amsterdam.

17:30 -  Closing reception with Dutch canapés and live music by Afrogrooves

17:00 -  Political tinder (rooms E0.08 and E0.09)

18.30 -  End

Organized by the diversity officers and diversity commissions of the Amsterdam Law School, the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, PPLE, and Room for Discussion.  

Roeterseilandcampus - building E

Room Main hall

Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam