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Symposion Alumni Event

Thursday 6 May 2021
Microsoft Teams

Dear philosophy students,

We are excited to announce the Symposion Alumni Event on 
Thursday the 6th of May. 

This event will give you the chance to meet former philosophy students and ask questions about their career paths after leaving Leiden University. 

You will find a list of attending alumni below. 

We are looking forward to engage in a conversation about philosophy, life after University and to hearing all of your questions. 


Meet the alumni

Jasper Beckeringh - Curriculum Designer and Teacher

Jasper graduated from Leiden University with a BA in 2006. He is a curriculum designer and teacher who currently works at the ALASCA school (Amsterdam Liberal Arts and Sciences Academie). ALASCA is an innovative school for both havo and vwo-level students, which focuses on digital skills, philosophy, conceptual thinking skills and research-based working. 

James Herbert - Consultant EU Funding 

James graduated with an MA in PPE (Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy) in 2017. He now works at Grants Europe Consulting, which offers help in accessing European funding programs. This includes project management and project communication for both private and public entities having difficulties finding relevant EU funding sources and opportunities. 

Emilie Röell - Director and Founder/Heritage Preservation

Emilie graduated with an MA in 2011. She now lives in Myanmar where she is the director and founder of Doh Eian. Doh Eian specializes in heritage preservation, creating and improving public spaces as well as empowering people to partake in shaping their city through workshops and campaigns. 

Dorien Verbree - Fractievoorzitter VVD Leiden

Dorien graduated in 2010 with an MA. She is the Fractievoorzitter (Party chairwoman) for the VVD Leiden. She is also a portfolio manager for MN (pension administration and asset management). Dorien actually was a Symposion board member in both 2007 and 2008.

The Symposion Education Committee


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