WISE Annual Event 2022 Theme: “Solidarity in Science”

Monday October 10, 2022 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cafe de Zwarte Doos

WISE Annual Event 2022
Theme: “ Solidarity in Science”
Monday, October 10, 2022
From 13.30 – 17.00
Venue: Filmzaal de Zwarte Doos
From 17.00 – 19.00
Drinks and buffet in Cafe de Zwarte Doos

We all experience the excitement of reorganizing our research and education plans in the post- COVID-19 pandemic phase. This is counterbalanced by a sense of impotence and sadness towards the ongoing crisis in global conflict areas.
Examples where we are in the firm belief that science can and should help.
While independent thinking is necessary to focus on long-term goals and aspirations, collegiality, cooperation and solidarity are essential to exchange views, remain critical and gain knowledge as objectively as possible.
In the upcoming WISE event at TU/e, we would like to reflect on the theme of solidarity in science, on the tools and initiatives that already exist, but also on our vision of inclusivity and solidarity in the TU/e community.

We are proud to introduce our keynote speakers Prof. dr. Stijn Oosterlynck and Prof. dr. Belle Derks.

Stijn Oosterlynck is a Professor in Urban Sociology at University of Antwerp and Coordinator of MSCA European Training Network Solidarity in Diversity (SOLiDi) financed by EU Horizon Europe. The SOLiDi Project aims to provide professionals and institutions with insights and instruments for building cohesive communities. Oosterlynck is also Scientific Director of the Hannah Arendt Institute for Urbanity, Diversity and Citizenship (https://hannah-arendt.institute/).  In his work, he approaches the concept of solidarity from a sociological perspective, making a link to concrete moments and places where diversity is encountered.

Belle Derks is a Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University. Her research focuses on analyzing complex gender and diversity issues from societal and economic perspectives and solving them. In particular, she studies negative effects of ethnic or gender discrimination and prejudice, the Queen Bee phenomenon, and other mechanisms preserving social inequality in our society. Derks was a member of the KNAW Young Academy 2016-2021 and its chairperson in 2018-2020. She is also a part of the Gender and Diversity Hub at Utrecht University, an interdisciplinary platform focusing on solving gender and diversity issues.

The panel discussion will facilitate reflections in these talks and linking them to the specific TU/e setting. 

See attachment for short bio’s/abstracts of speakers and panelists.

Registration can be done via this registration form

All TU/e employees/students are warmly invited. We look forward to seeing every one of you!

On behalf of the Board of the WISE Network, 

Evelyn Douw
Secretary WISE-Network
Tel.: 040 - 247 4290
E-mail: wise-network@tue.nl

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