LNVH Spring Symposium: The Ideal Academy

19 Jun 2023  - 20 Jun 2023

LNVH Spring Symposium: The Ideal Academy

The Dutch Network of Women Professors invites you to its annual Spring Symposium on Monday, June 19th 2023 between 12h00 and 18h00 CET. We are excited to come together at science museum NEMO in Amsterdam and offer you a program filled with interesting and inspiring speeches and discussions.

This year's theme is 'The Ideal Academy'. What does the ideal academy look like? What should change or stay the same? These and many more engaging questions will be discussed throughout the afternoon, while focusing on gender specific elements. Working language of the event will be English.


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12:00u Welcome with lunch
12:45u Word of welcome by moderator Sicco de Knecht & opening by Moniek Tromp, LNVH interim chair
13:00u – 14:00u Pitches of the Ideal Academy by Sarah Bracke, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Hieke Huistra and Katarina Putnik
14:00u – 14:45u Panel discussion
14:45u – 15:15u Tea & Coffee break & award ceremony DWSFund laureates of 2022/2023
15:30u – 17:00u Debate in House of Commons setting moderated by Paulien Boone. Statements will be introduced by Marie-José van Tol, Padmini Khedoe & Vera Kemp and Leonie Heres
17:00u – 17:10u Closing statement by Moniek Tromp
17:10u Drinks


Guest Speakers - Pitches of the Ideal Academy

Hieke Huistra

Hieke Huistra is an Assistant Professor in the History of Science and medicine at Utrecht University. Her current research focuses on the changing role of medicine in birth and death. She is also vice-chair of the Utrecht Young Academy, an interdisciplinary collaboration platform for young researchers. She teaches courses on academic integrity and writes a biweekly column in the Dutch newspaper Trouw on how science works and the academic community in the Netherlands.

Source: uu.nl


Peter-Paul Verbeek

Peter-Paul Verbeek is Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam, where he is also Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Science and Technology in a Changing World. He is also chair of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), chair of the ECP working group on Ethics and Digitalization and editor of various scientific journals. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences KNAW, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities KHMW and the Academy for Technology and Innovation AcTI. 

Source: ppverbeek.org


Sarah Bracke

Sarah Bracke is Professor of Sociology of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on power structures and processes of subjectivation at the intersection of gender, sexuality, religion, race, and secularity. She co-directs the Amsterdam Research Centre of Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) since September 2019. Before joining the Sociology Department at the UvA in 2017, she worked as a senior researcher at the Center of Expertise on Gender, Diversity, and Intersectionality (RHEA) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and as Associate Research Professor of Sociology at Ghent University.

Source: uva.nl 


Katarina Putnik

Katarina Putnik is working as a senior HR Policy advisor Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has an academic background in psychology and public health, a PhD in social medicine from the Maastricht University and years of (applied) research experience on IDEA related topic. In her current role, she works on policies that promote social equity and eliminate bias and exclusion mechanisms at the University, she is developing and giving trainings related to the IDEA topic and she supports the organization by sharing knowledge and giving advice to employees. Striving for an inclusive working environment where everyone feels valued, welcomed, and can bring all their identities to work, is her driving passion.

Guest Speakers - House of Commons Debate

Marie-José van Tol

Marie-José van Tol is Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor Mood & Cognition at the University Medical Center Groningen. She was one of the founding members of the Young Academy Groningen of the University of Groningen. Since 2019, she is a member of the Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), of which she is currently the chair.

Source: mariejosevantol.wordpress.com


Padmini Khedoe & Vera Kemp 

Padmini Khedoe is postdoctoral researcher at the department of Pulmonology at Leiden University Medical Center. Vera Kemp is postdoctoral researcher and junior group leader at Leiden University Medical Center. Padmini Khedoe and Vera Kemp are both co-chairs of PostdocNL


Leonie Heres

Leonie Heres is Professor by special appointment in Integrity of Local Government at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and assistant professor of Governance at Utrecht University. Her research focuses on moral decision-making and behaviour in the public and political domain, with a special interest in leadership and group dynamics and the interplay between cultural, structural and systemic aspects of the work environment. In April 2023, she and her team published an extensive study on social safety among civil servants and parliamentarians in the Dutch House of Representatives.


Sicco de Knecht

Sicco de Knecht is Open Science programme coordinator at Utrecht University, where he focuses primarily on the Recognition and Rewards and Open Education programmes. He has a special interest in the interaction between science, policy, politics and society. He previously worked as a senior policy advisor at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. As the former Editor in Chief of ScienceGuide.nl he wrote extensively about topics such as social safety, precarious contracts and academic culture.


Paulien Boone 

Paulien Boone is an experienced discussion leader and advisor on projects around social issues such as youth participation, sustainable development, peace and justice. She studied International Relations and International Organization in Groningen and previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for various NGOs, at think tank The Hague Institute for Global Justice and at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Paulien is highly experienced in project development, communication and the organization of (high-level) meetings. She organized many projects in close cooperation with The Debat Bureau and continues to enjoy doing so in addition to her work as an independent consultant.

Source: hetdebatbureau.nl