LNVH Affiliates Meeting

On October 11th the Annual LNVH Affiliates’ Meeting will take place in the Railway Museum in Utrecht. Parts of the program can be followed live via Zoom.


5:00 pm  Reception and drinks
5.30 pm  Welcome by Hanneke Takkenberg, chair of the LNVH – follow live via Zoom
5.45 pm  Interview with prof. dr. Judi Mesman by Leila Prnjavorac – follow live via Zoom
6.15 pm  Start dinner
7.00 pm  Musical intermezzo
8.00 pm  Interview with Mardjan Seighali by Leila Prnjavorac – follow live via Zoom
8.30 pm  Coffee and dessert
9.00 pm  Closing with video message from Minister Van Engelshoven
This meeting is specifically intended for associate professors and professors affiliated with the LNVH. Central theme of this Affiliates’ Meeting is: ‘the road traveled, current challenges and future perspectives’.
This theme is also central to the work and life of our speakers. We are delighted to welcome professor in the Interdisciplinary study of societal challenges at Leiden University, dean of Leiden University College and this year's laureate of the NWO Stevin Prize, prof. dr. Judi Mesman. Mesman conducts research into the role of gender, cultural and socio-economic factors of parents and children in shaping parent-child interactions and developmental pathways. What is the influence of prejudice in the upbringing and education of children? How does upbringing and education influence the world view of children? How does this affect their later life? And how is this reflected in academia today? We look forward to an inspiring conversation with this world-class scientist.
We are also very pleased to welcome Mardjan Seighali. Seighali is chair of the Humanistisch Verbond, member of the advisory board of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and director of the foundation for refugee students UAF. The UAF provides support to refugee students and professionals. In smart and effective ways, they offer refugees opportunities to further develop themselves in the field of study and work. She is also the author of the book 'Tot op de dag', published in 2021. We’re are looking forward to talking with Seighali about her inspiring journey and everything she has achieved in her impressive career and with her impactful work for UAF.
The discussions take place under the guidance of our moderator, Leila Prnjavorac.
Chair of the LNVH, Hanneke Takkenberg, will open and close the evening. She will discuss the developments regarding the LNVH and its spearheads for the near future. She will of course reflect on the 20th anniversary of the LNVH. Throughout the evening there will be every opportunity to talk and exchange with each other at the unique dinner location.
The evening takes place in the beautiful Spoorwegmuseum | Railway Museum in Utrecht. We will also dine there; the courses (walking dinner setting) are alternated with the interviews. The interviews take place in the theater of the museum and can also be followed via livestream. The working languages of this evening are English and Dutch. There is no registration fee for this event. The current COVID-19 measures are taken into account at the location. 


 From left to right: Leila Prnjavorac, Mardjan Seighali, Judi Mesman.