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PhDs only: The Sinterklaas Debate

Thursday 30 November 2017
Series of events for PhD candidates
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Join us

Sinterklaas is a yearly celebratory day in the Netherlands and an important Dutch tradition. However, the imagery of the “Zwarte Piet” has sparked much public debate in recent years. Is it a form of racism? A throwback to slavery? Or an innocent tradition? Aminata Cairo, a specialist on diversity policy and inclusion, will lead an insightful discussion about the issue. Share your ideas during this open and safe event. We will conclude the evening with some traditional holiday sweets.

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Series of events for PhDs

This event is part of a series of events for PhD candidates, which has the aim to bring together PhD candidates of Leiden University with different backgrounds and scientific interests. Through thought-provoking activities and debates, we want to promote a sense of community amongst PhDs in Leiden. Learn more about it on the series webpage.

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Do you have questions or do you want us to keep you up to date? Send an e-mail to: info@leoleiden.nl.
Participation in University sponsored programs is an important part of your time at Leiden University. For those of you who attend at least four of the events we will provide you with a certificate of participation.

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