Erasmus Alumni Lecture: The Future After a Pandemic

Thursday 26 Nov 2020, 17:00 - 18:00
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An engaging and interesting online lecture series where notable alumni discuss a relevant topic. On the 26th of November, the overall topic of discussion will be the Future after a Pandemic. A positive approach to the consequences of a worldwide threat. The programme is in Dutch and will be live subtitled in English. 

We are proud to announce the speakers for this lecture:

Professor dr. Mary Pieterse-Bloem, endowed Professor in Financial Markets at Erasmus School of Economics, will tell us how Finance can help to make our Economy future-proof. The economy after the corona vaccine: how Europe can financially innovate itself out of the crisis?

Arne van Vliet, has a masters degree in Sociology of Arts and Culture from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is founder and director of BECCA Europe. Arne will share his vision with us on how we can help the cultural sector survive. What can be done to prevent the cultural sector from slowly vanishing due to pandemics and other threats? How do initiatives like “Houd Cultuur Levend” from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and other similar initiatives contribute to keeping our cultural heritage alive?

Margo van Mol, postdoctoral researcher at EMC, will take us along into the world of the healthcare workers. She will present outcomes from her recent research on the wellbeing of our healthcare workers, and she will answer questions like: (How) Will our healthcare workers be able to face another pandemic? What will we do differently to protect our healthcare workers in work- and mental load? How are the healthcare workers supported and looked after (mentally), and is this enough? What needs to be done to keep healthcare workers satisfied and happy with their jobs?

The lecture will be hosted by Geert Maarse, programme maker, journalist, presenter and moderator, driven mostly by science. Geert Maarse is an alumnus from both RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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This event is an initiative of the Alumni Relations Office. If you have any questions or remarks, please contact

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