Connecting the city with our university by transferring knowledge on social challenges, that is the Rotterdamlezing.
The 'Rotterdamlezing' has been a gift from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Trustfonds (co-organiser of this evening) to the city since 2003. The university actively seeks to connect with the city by researching what is alive among its residents and by contributing to solving social challenges. The lectures always have a keen eye for the most current challenges for Rotterdam.
Lecture 2023 - Hand in Hand: Erasmus and what unites Rotterdammers
The 19th Rotterdamlezing was given by Ronald van Raak, professor of erasmian values, on 15 May 2023 at debate location Arminius.
Which values do we share and bind us in the current time of hardening, polarisation and fragmentation? Why does talking about values sometimes seem so difficult or even painful? What can we learn from Desiderius Erasmus, who himself lived in a time of polarisation, about how we can engage with each other?
Ronald van Raak guided visitors through the dilemmas of our time and the importance of discussing values. Afterwards, he joined municipal children's ombudsman Stans Goudsmit and rector of International Institute of Social Studies Inge Hutter in conversation with the audience.
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