Leiden - Annual LeidenGlobal Lecture: The Return of History in the Global Order


National Museum of Antiquities, Rapenburg 28 in Leiden.

For the Annual LeidenGlobal Event, LeidenGlobal joins forces with LGI (Leiden Global Interactions) and investigates how ‘embedding global diversity’ worked and works, presenting the importance and relevance of Leiden research for contemporary debates.

The Annual LeidenGlobal Lecture will be held on May 15th 2019. Dr. Haroon Sheikh will give the Keynote Lecture: ‘Embedding global diversity: The Return of History in the Global Order’, followed by a musical performance by Sophie Anglionin. After the lecture everyone is warmly invited for drinks.

Embedding or, in other words, ‘working across diversity’ is one of the main societal challenges at present – but that has probably always been the case. We will focus on one specific way of embedding and that is the use made of the past to structure both present and future – what you could also call “the return of history”.

Dr. Haroon Sheikh (1980) studied Public Administration, Political Science and Philosophy in Leiden and Oxford. He obtained his doctorate at the VU in Amsterdam on research into the influence of traditions on modern societies. Sheikh is currently researcher at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). He lectures at the VU within the study programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

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