PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
Join the UvA Alumni Chapter Washington DC and the Netherland-America Foundation for an event with a presentation by UvA alumnus Erik de Baedts: World Peace: Doable? followed by happy hour.
Erik de Baedts, Director of the Carnegie Foundation managing the Peace Palace in The Hague, the one and only Peace Palace in the world, will share his answer to the key question 'World Peace: Doable?'. He will take you on a journey through the Peace Palace and explain the work that is done daily at the palace by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice of the United Nations, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Carnegie Foundation, including its Peace Palace Library.
In 2015 Erik de Baedts was appointed as Director of the Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace and Treasurer of the Hague Academy of International Law. From the Peace Palace, he actively promotes the notions of peace through law, education, culture and dialogue worldwide. Erik de Baedts studied Law at the University of Amsterdam.
16:45 - 17:00
Doors open of National Churchill Library and Center at the George Washington University
17:00 - 17:05
Welcome by Dr. Alexander van der Horst, Chair of UvA Alumni Chapter Washington DC
17:05 - 18:00
Presentation 'World Peace: Doable?' by Erik de Baedts, followed by Q&A
18:00 - 20:00
Happy hour at Elephant & Castle*
*Both venues are within walking distance from each other in Foggy Bottom.
This event will be hosted by Alexander van der Horst, Chair of UvA Alumni Chapter Washington DC and Stan Veuger, Chair of the Washington DC Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation.
If you wish to attend, please Click here to register. Admission is free of charge.
National Churchill Library and Center
Room 101 in the Gelman Library of the George Washington University
2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Elephant & Castle
Eye Street, 900 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
DC Dutch , P.O. Box 85, Gambrills, MD 21054