- 18.30-19.00: Guests arrive
- 19.00-19.10: Welcome by the mayor of Brussels
- 19.10-20.00: Lecture
- 20.20-20.50: Q&A moderated by Jonathan Holslag
- 20.50-21.00: Closing speech by Pascal Smet, Brussels minister of foreign affairs
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Howard W French is an author and professor of journalism at Columbia University. He was the New York Times bureau chief in the Caribbean and Central America, West and Central Africa, Tokyo and Shanghai. He has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and has written five books.
This is the first in a prestigious VUB lecture series on the current state of the world. Great contemporary thinkers and academic experts will be invited to shed light on the global social and economic shift taking place. Through debates, discussions and Q&As, they will comment on the existential challenges of our time and suggest possible solutions.
The series is part of the VUB project The World Needs You, through which VUBers are committed to making the world a better place.
For questions and interview requests, please contact the VUB press office.