SPEECHES

11 March 2020 Speaker ‘Make Your Voice Heard’ Symposium ‘One-Hundred Years of  Women’s Suffrage in The Netherlands (1919-2019)’

Progressief Oegstgeest (PvdA and GroenLinks) and D66 Oegstgeest, Dorpscentrum Oegstgeest, Lijtweg 9, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands

08 March 2020 Speaker – on the Occasion of International Women’s Day 2019 – ‘Women and the Rule of Law’

Soroptimist International (est. 1921) is a worldwide volunteer service organisation for women who work for peace, and in particular to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International, Tilburg Chapter, Tilburg, The Netherlands

15 January 2020 Moderator Symposium ‘The New World Order; How China stealthily takes Control’ (2019 Publication by Dr Rob de Wijk)

Introducing Dr Rob de Wijk, Founder and Director The Hague Centre for Security Studies (HCSS), Eindhoven University of Technical TU/e, Blauwe Zaal Auditorium, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

10 April 2019 Public Speaker ‘Pathways to Peace’

Brumbaugh Academic Centre (BAC), Room A100, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US

01 April 2019 Keynote Speaker PACS Salon ‘Acknowledging the Past and taking Action to Create a Non-Violent Future’, Genocide Awareness and Action Week 2019

Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, PACS Programme, Baker House Resource Room, Huntingdon, PA, US

15 February 2019 Speaker ‘Climate Change raising Conflict Concerns’, Opening Event ‘Climate Solution Week’

Juniata College, Stone Church Community Hall, 1623 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA, US

14 February 2019 Speaker Opening Event Rembrandt Exhibition ‘Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th Century Printmakers’, Juniata College Museum of Art (JCMA)

Juniata College Museum of Art (JCMA), Huntingdon, PA, US

18 January 2019 Guest Lecture ‘Presidential Elections 2019 Ukraine’, Utrecht University

Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History and Art History – MA International Relations in Historical Perspective. Sweelinckzaal, Utrecht, The Netherlands

14 December 2018 Guest Lecture ‘Caught in the Middle; Security and Stability at the Fringes of the Russian Federation ‘, Free University of Amsterdam

Free University of Amsterdam, Department of Politcal Sience and Public Administration, Master Program’ Peace & Conflict Studies; From Theory to Practice’, Institute of Social Resilience – IOVIS Centre for Peace & Conflict, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10 December 2018 Guest Lecturer ‘Seventy Years Universal Declaration of human Rights; Standing up for Equality and human Rights’ NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden

Commemoration of 70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Thorbecke Academy, European Studies Programme, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

20 November 2018 Guest Lecture ‘Global Diplomacy; Contemporary Paradigm Shifts in Diplomacy and Security’, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, School of European Studies, Maastricht, The Netherlands

23 October 2018 Guest Lecture ‘Security and Defense at the Fringes of the European Union’, Utrecht University

Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History and Art History – History of International Relations, Janskerkhof 15a, Utrecht, The Netherlands

28 September 2018 Guest Lecture ‘The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals / UN 2030 Agenda’, Tilburg University

Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Master Program Global Management of Social Issues, Tilburg, The Netherlands

14 September 2018 Keynote Speech ‘The Past as a Source of Conflict: Diplomacy and its Preventive Power’, Radboud University Nijmegen

Delegate Meeting 2018 United Netherlands (UNL), Radboud University Nijmegen. Conference Center Soeterbeeck, Ravenstein, The Netherlands

17 August 2018 Speech ‘CISV Storytelling’ CISV Global Conference 2018

CISV International – Inspiring action for a more just and peacful world. Global Conference 2018. Eindhoven Conference Centre, Hotel NH Koningshof, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

28 May 2018 Speech ‘International Diplomacy’, SIB-Groningen/DUNSA Annual Diplomats Dinner

SIB-Groningen / Dutch United Nations Student Association (DUNSA) at Groningen University, Annual Diplomats Dinner. Academy Building, Bruinszaal, Groningen university, Groningen, The Netherlands

11 April 2018 Speech ‘Hybrid Warfare at the Fringes of the Russian Federation’, Prof. Kooy Symposium 2018

Royal Netherlands Institute for Engineers (KIVI), Military and Defence Branch, Annual Prof. Kooy Symposium themed “Disinformation, Manipulation and Destabilisation”, Gen-Maj Koot Military Barracks, Stroe, The Netherlands

24 March 2018 Speech ‘Women’s Representation and The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’, Annual European Meeting ThaiPride Association

Commemorative event on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the Annual European Meeting of the ThaiPride Association, Women/s Empowerment Event, Bar “Nice”, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

20 March 2018 Speech ‘Shifts in Geopolitical Powers; Tug of War in Eastern Ukraine’

‘En Pluche’, Association of Women Lawyers working as full-partners in Dutch and International Law Firms, ‘Le Garage en Pluche’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20 December 2017 Panelist Speech ‘Women, Peace, Security’, Conference Sweden and the Netherlands in the UN Security Council – Areas of Cooperation’

An event hosted by the United Nations Association of Sweden (UNA Sweden) and the Netherlands Association of the United Nations (NVVN / UNA Netherlands), in cooperation with UGlobe, the Utrecht Centre for Global Chalenges, and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School. Leiden University Wijnhaven Building The Hague, The Netherlands

12 November 2017 Speech ‘A Kind Angel of Peace’, The Scots International Church Rotterdam

‘A Kind Angel of Peace’, a speech inspired by the Donetsk/Ukraine-based Peace Monument by sculptor Peter Stronsky at the International Ecumenical Peace Service, Scots International Church of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

12 October 2017 Guest Lecture ‘Multilateralism in Modern Warfare’, Utrecht University

Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History and Art History – History of International Relations, Janskerkhof 15a, Utrecht, The Netherlands

15 September 2017 Keynote Speech “Successful Negotiations: the Road to getting the best Outcome for Yourself and Your Opponent”, Radboud University Nijmegen

First Delegate Meeting 2017 United Netherlands (UNL), Radboud University, “Huize Heyendael”, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

22 June 2017 Speech ‘Mundial in the Classroom; Thirty Years Multiculture and Music Event’

Commemorative Event ‘Mundial in the Classroom; thirty years Multiculture and Music Festival ‘Festival Mundial’, Cinecitta, Tilburg, The Netherlands

10 June 2017 Speech ‘The United Nations Security Council; Structures and the Process of Reform in Support of International Peace and Security’

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), St. Anthony Church Community Buidling, Utrecht, The Netherlands

17 March 2017 Guest Lecture ‘The Formation of Borders in Current Global Context’, Tilburg University

Tilburg University, School of Social and Behavioural Studies, Tilburg, The Netherlands

08 March 2016 Keynote Speech ‘Women, Peace, Security; Women as Bearers of International Peace and Security’, Netherlands Armed Forces Women’s Network

Defensie Vrouwen Netwerk, Commemorative Event International Women’s Day 2016, National Military Museum, Soest, The Netherlands

06 September 2016 Keynote Speech ‘Successful Negotiation; the Road to getting the best Outcome for Yourself and Your Opponent’, United Netherlands (UNL)

First Delegate Meeting 2016 United Netherlands (UNL), Radboud University Nijmegen. Radboud University Conference Centre “Soeterbeeck”, Ravenstein, The Netherlands

20 July 2016 Guest Lecture ‘Cold War, Conflict and Collision in the Pan-European Energy Sector; Spheres of Influence in the Context of Armed Conflict’, The Hague University

The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Summer School 2016 “Change Your World”. The Hague, The Netherlands

20 June 2016 Speech ‘Monitoring Democratic Development in the Context of Instability’, Groningen University

Groningen University, United Nations Student Association (SIB-Groningen). Groningen, The Netherlands

25 May 2016 Guest Lecture ‘Approaches to Peacebuilding; Peacebuilding and Displacement’, Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

17 May 2016 Speech ‘European Neighbourhood Policy and International Security’, Netherlands Society for International Affairs (NGIZ)

Academisch Genootschap, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

12 May 2016 Guest Lecture ‘Cross-border Security in a Globalized World’, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

International Event, Music & Entertainment Studies (IEMES), Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Fontys Campus Stappegoor, Tilburg, The Netherlands

03 April 2016 Opening Speech ‘Master Peace – Creating Peace Together’, Wageningen University, Children and Youth Symposium ‘Peace and Freedom’

Symposium organised by Wageningen Municipality, Wageningen University and ‘Master Peace – Creating Peace Together’. Wageningen University, Orion Building, De Spot, Wageningen, The Netherlands

07 March 2016 Guest Lecture ‘Crossing Borders: Challenges in Eastern Europe’s Borderlands and Border Regions’, Leiden University The Hague Campus

Leiden University The Hague Campus, International Peace, Law and Security Programme. The Hague, The Netherlands

03MAR2016 Guest Lecture ‘Separation of Distance; Conflict and the Process of Borderization in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus’, Leiden University

Leiden University, Faculty of Social Sciences. Pieter de la Court Building, Leiden, The Netherlands

05 November 2014 Panelist Speech ‘Night of the United Nations’

Annual commemorative event on the occasion of the International Day of the United Nations, ‘De Rode Hoed’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

03 November 2014 Speech ‘Peace and Conflict in Ukraine’

LSE Alumni Association Netherlands (LAAN) – Alumni Network of the London School of Economics, Restaurant ‘Eerste Klas’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

03 November 2014 Speech ‘The 2014 Conflict in Ukraine’, PAX

PAX, La Place Conference Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

30 October 2014 Keynote Speech ‘UNSCR 1325 in the Context of International Peacekeeping Missions’, Netherlands Armed Forces Women’s Network

Dutch Armed Forces, Women’s Network (Defensie Vrouwen Netwerk – DVN), Dumoulin Military Garrison, The Hague, The Netherlands

03 September 2014 Guest Lecture ‘Twenty-five Years OSCE (1990 – 2015); Historical and Contemporary Challenges to International Security and Co-operation’

Utrecht University, History of International Relations Department, BA Course ‘From Cold War to EU’, Utrecht, The Netherlands

25 August 2014 Speech ‘The Faith Factor; how Unequal Elections disadvantage Religious Minorities’

34th World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), Birmingham University, Edgbaston Campus, United Kingdom

03 May 2014 Speech ‘Ukraine; People, Power, Politics’

Tilburg University Model United Nations, Tilburg, The Netherlands

28 March 2014 Speech ‘International Career Opportunities in Political Science’

ISMUS – Student Association for Students in Political Science. ISMUS Annual Career Day, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands

08 March 2014 Keynote Speech ‘Women in Ukraine; through Women’s Eyes’

Public speech on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014 for the Ukraine Society The Netherlands. Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

06 March 2014 Guest Lecture ‘International Election Observation in te Light of Democratic Development’

Master Programme Constitutional Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

20 February 2014 Speech ‘The Russian Federation’s and its Near Abroad; Contemporary Geopolitical Challenges’

Netherlands Society for International Affairs (NGIZ-South), Academic Association Eindhoven, The Netherlands

17 February 2014 Speech ‘Advancing the Status of Women’, Zonta Netherlands

Zonta International service organization for advancing the status of women. De Gouverneur, Waalre, The Netherlands

05 February 2014 Guest Lecture ‘United Nations behind the Scenes; letting Your Negotiations work in Support of Global Justice and Peace’

Preparatory track Harvard MUN / Belgrade MUN, Leiden University, Plexus Building, Leiden, The Netherlands

14 December 2013 Speech ‘Thinking Globally in support of Fundamental Human Rights’

Wageningen Intercultural Working Group – IWW, Solides/De Nude, Wageningen, The Netherlands

10 December 2013 Speech ‘Protection of Fundamental Human Rights in the Russian Federation’

On the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty Netherlands, Parkstad Chapter, Luciushof, Heerlen, The Netherlands

25 November 2013 Speech ‘Georgia; People, Power, Politics’

United Nations Student Association / SIB Groningen, Society Building Hereweg, Groningen, The Netherlands

21 November 2013 Speech ‘The Strength of a Woman’

On the occasion of the 115th Anniversary of the Dutch Women’s Council, Museon, The Hague, The Netherlands

11 November 2013 Speech ‘United Nations; Behind the Scenes’

Young Democrats, Florin, Utrecht, The Netherlands

31 October 2013 Speech ‘Women on a Mission (UNSCR 1325)’

‘Women on a Mission’ event hosted by the Dutch Armed Forces. Dumoulin Military Base, Soesterberg, The Netherlands

11 October 2013 Speech ‘Equal Power, Lasting Peace’, Peace Conference Wageningen

‘Places of Peace’, National Committee Commemoration 1945 Capitulations (NCHC), National Comittee 4 and 5 May, Wageningen City Hall, The Netherlands

10 October 2013 Speech ‘The United Nations Post-2015 MDG Agenda’

Dutch Youth Council (NJR), Utrecht, The Netherlands

03 October 2013 Speech ‘Azerbaijan’s Presidential Elections; What Future for the Caucasian Lands of Earth, Wind and Fire?’

European Parliament, ALDE Group Seminar ‘Azerbaijan’s Presidential Elections; What Future for the Land of Fire?’, in co-operation wit the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) on the 09OCT2013 Presidential Elections in Azerbaijan, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

26 September 2013 Speech ‘Peace Education; Building an Architecture of Peace’

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) The Hague, Christus Triumfator Church, The Hague, The Netherlands

24 September 2013 Speech ‘One-hundred Years of Peace and Justice at Peace Palace The Hague’

Rotary Club The Hague – Kijkduin, Cafe Blossom, The Hague, The Netherlands

21 September 2013 Speech ‘International Civil-Military Intervention’, PAX Peace Night 2013

On the occasion of International Peace Day 2013. Speaker Network Cafe on International Civil-Military Intervention, Raza, Utrecht, The Netherlands

21 September 2013 Speech ‘Women and Democracy’, Salon Women, Peace and Rule of Law

The Hague Peace Conference Commemorative Event, featuring the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Bertha von Suttner, Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Netherlands

11 June 2013 Speech ‘Women and Democracy’, Women’s Fraction of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko

Russian United Democratic Party’s Women’s Fraction. Yabloko Head Quarters, Moscow, Russian Federation

05 June 2013 Speech ‘United Nations Peacekeeping’

Thorbecke Academie, S.G. Trias Politica, NHL Hogeschool, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

23 May 2013 Speech ‘Geopolitical Landscape of the Commonwealth of Independent States; a Soviet Legacy’

United Nations Student Association Leiden University (Studentenvereniging Internationale Betrekkingen, SIB Leiden). Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Leiden University, The Netherlands

22 May 2013 Speech ‘Act for Peace’, Ambassadors for Peace Annual Event

IKV Pax Christi, Meeting Plaza, Utrecht, The Netherlands

25 march 2013 Speech ‘Fifty Ways in which the UN Works’

Gymnasium ‘Huygens College’. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

23 March 2013 Speech ‘Facilitating the Democratisation of Developing Nations facing Electoral Challenges’

Haarlem Model United Nations. Stedelijk Gymnasium, Haarlem, The Netherlands

12 March 2013 Speech ‘The Role of External Observers during the Process of Elections’

Adelbert Vereniging. HCR De Postelse Hoeve, Tilburg, The Netherlands

11 January 2013 Speech ‘The Russian Federation’s Level Playing Field at the United Nations’

United Netherlands, Organization for International Relations and Diplomacy. Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

11 December 2012 Speech ‘Women in Warzones: Peace Lords for Change’

First release and implementation of the Dutch National Action Plan (2012-2015) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325: ‘Women: Powerful Agents for Peace and Security’. Hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Defence, WPP Women Peacemakers Program, HIVOS People Unlimited, Oxfam Novib, Cordaid, WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform. Paard van Troje, The Hague, the Netherlands.

10 December 2012 Speech ‘Fixing Failed States; Can we Mend what has been Broken?’

Netherlands Atlantic Association. University of Amsterdam, CREA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

02 November 2012 Speech ‘Youth and the United Nations’

Rabobank and Netherlands Youth Council ‘World=U’ Youth Initiative, Rabobank Croeselaan Utrecht, The Netherlands

16 April 2012 Speech ‘Migration within the European Borders’

Soroptimist International, Os, Hordaland Chapter, Norway

21 December 2012 Speach ‘Adverse Effects of War and Conflict on the Life of Women and Girls’

3FM Serious Request ‘Het Glazen Huis’ Leiden, The Netherlands.

14 November 2011 to 16 November 2011 Guest Lecture ‘International Peacekeeping Operations on the African Continent’, Clingendael Institute

Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Netherlands and Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. Instituut Clingendael, The Hague, The Netherlands

03 November 2011 Speech ‘The Arab Spring and (In)security’

‘Arab Spring’ Symposium, Hosted by IKV Pax Christi, Geertekerk Utrecht, The Netherlands

10 February 2011 Keynote Speech ‘Conflict Prevention and the Role of Women’

United Nations Association the Netherlands (UNA), The Hague University, The Hague, The Netherlands

23 October 2010 Keynote Speech ‘Women, Peace, Security’

Fall Gathering for Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW Perth and District), Ottawa, Canada

14 October 2010 Speech ‘Democratisation and Peacebuilding’, Fordham University

Rose Hill Campus the Bronx, New York City, United States

02 October 2010 Keynote Speech ‘Women, Peace and Security’

Dutch Union of Soroptimists Clubs. Regardz Meeting Centre Eenhoorn, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

30 September 2010 Speech ‘(Migrant)women, Politics and Governance’

Arc Mundi Public Debate, in co-operation with COS Nederland and Diaspora Forum Development. Tilburg City Hall, The Netherlands

16 September 2010 Speech ‘Women and Armed Conflict’

Symposium ‘Women and Armed Conflict’, Stichting Nationaal Erfgoed Hotel de Wereld, Aula Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

16 September 2010 Opening Speech ‘Education in Support of Development’, Opening Event Photo Exhibition ‘My School is my Future; Women and Education in Afghanistan’

An exhibition of photographic work of Gitta van Buuren with images of Afghan women and (informal) education. Ariane Foundation (Study Fund for Afghan women), Wageningen Public Library, Wageningen, The Netherlands

19 July 2010 Opening Remarks ‘G20 + Alpha and the Implications for Global Living’

Human Rights and Democracy Support in the Light of G-20 Development’, SKKU ISS 2010 Global Student Forum at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

27 May 2010 Speech ‘Building a Future Together’, Dutch Women’s Council

Women’s Podium Speakers Corner (Vrouwenpodium), Dutch Women’s Council, FNV and LOM samenwerkingsverbanden. Houses of Parliament, The Hague, the Netherlands

21 May 2010 Keynote Speech ‘Empowering Women in Creating a Culture of Peace’

Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), Europe Conference, City Conference Centre, Dresden, Germany

15 May 2010 Speech ‘The Impact of Migration on Families around the World’

On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Families, an event hosted by the Universal Peace Federation, Christus Triumfatorkerk, The Hague, The Netherlands

08 May 2010 Speech ‘The Millennium Development Goals and Women’s Right’

‘Mother’s Night’, Project by NCDO, COS Brabant and the Province of North Brabant on maternal mortality, women’s reproductive rights, women’s civic rights and the Millennium Development Goals. Parallel program at Het Patronaat, Tilburg / Stadhuis Breda, the Netherlands

28 April 2010 Speech ‘A League of Their Own’

Commemorative event on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Dutch Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Gerardus Majellakerk Amsterdam, The Netherlands

15 April 2010 Opening Speech ‘Let me tell you what I think of Bicycling: Women’s Emancipation Movement’

Opening event of ‘Feniks’, Municipal Centre for Emancipation, Tilburg, The Netherlands

27 March 2010 Speech ‘Women of Power’, ICCO/Edukans Changemaker Event

ICCO / Edukans Changemaker Event, Seats2Meet, Utrecht, The Netherlands

23 March 2010 Speech ‘Women’s Rights’

Rotary Club Tilburg-Oost, Boerke Mutsaers, Tilburg, The Netherlands

09 March 2010 Speech ‘Women’s Rights at the Start of the Dawn of the New Decade’

Rotary Club Triborch, Klein Speijk, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

04 March 2010 Speech ‘The United Nations and Democracy Support’

Rotaract United Nations, Ronald Mc Donald House, New York City, USA

05 February 2010 Speech ‘Basic Education and Vocational Training in Fragile States’

Africa Development Platform, Academy for Journalism.Tilburg, The Netherlands

05 February 2010 Speech ‘Women Who stand for Office; Female Electoral Candidates’, Women’s Network North Brabant

Debate on the topic of women in elective positions. De Foyer / Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands

11 December 2009 Speech ‘Governors Reflecting the Attitudes and Aspirations of those They Govern’, Opening Event ‘Portraits of Mayors’ Exhibition

BAZN Academy for Public Administration. Tilburg, The Netherlands

28 November 2009 Speech ‘2010 Parliamentary Election in Burundi’, Burundi Diaspora Day 2010

Burundi Diaspora Day, Almere City Hall, The Netherlands

05 July 2009 Speech ‘The Power of Civil Society’, Civil Society Summit

Pannel including Mrs. Ludmila Alexyeva, Head of Moscow Helsinki Group, Andrei Sakharov Institute and Museum, Moscow, Russian Federation

21 April 2009 Speech ‘From Reconciliation to Peace’

International UN Year of Reconciliation. Academy for Public Administration, Tilburg, The Netherlands. In co-operation with United Nations Association The Netherlands

17 November 2008 Speech ‘Democratization and Dialogue in Post-Conflict Regions; offering Peaceful Perspectives’

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In co-operation with Netherlands Society for International Affairs (NGIZ)

21 October 2009 Speech ‘Intercultural Results based on Student Exchange’

Wereldpodium ‘De interWationalisering van het Hoger Onderwijs’, Villa de Vier Jaargetijden. Tilburg, The Netherlands

22 January 2008 Speech ‘Peace Education; Educating for Peace’

Technical University Eindhoven Centre for Peace (TU/e Vredescentrum), Multidisciplinary Centre for Technological Innovation in support of the Enhancement of Peace & Security. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

17 November 2007 Keynote Speech ‘Bruggen van Erasmus’ (Eramus’ Bridges)

‘Huis van Erasmus; voor een Vreedzame Wereld’, in co-operation with Rotterdam Municipality. Bibliotheektheater Rotterdam, The Netherlands

08 July 2007 Keynote Speech ‘Inclusion – Exclusion; Successful Approaches in Intercultural Dynamics (overcoming Entry Barriers)’

The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Youth Assembly 2007. Lycée Français, The Hague, The Netherlands

15 May 2007 Speech ‘Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences’

Biblioplus lezing. Openbare Bibliotheek, Cuijk, The Netherlands

20 March 2007 Speech ‘Kosmopolis: het Ei van Erasmus’, Huis van Erasmus

Erasmus University Rotterdam, in co-operation with ‘Huis van Erasmus’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

15 February 2007 Speech ‘The Role of the United Nations in International Peacekeeping on the African Continent’

The Sierra Leone Youth Initiative (SLYI), Carre Zaal 16, Tilburg, The Netherlands

01 February 2007 Speech ‘World Citizenship; Cultural Diversity in a Globalized World’

Fontys University, Faculty of Paedagogics. Tilburg, The Netherlands

25 June 2006 Speech ‘Restorative Justice: Principles for Creating a Culture of Safety, Respect and Acceptance’

World Peace Forum, Vancouver, Canada