Ghent University Regional Platforms Month

10 November - 17 December 2021

One month of celebrating global cooperation via UGent’s five Regional Platforms:Beam

Join us for debates, conferences, films, live music, lectures, networking and drinks!

Browse through the full programme on this page and don’t forget to register for the events that you're interested in!

Want to learn more about the five Regional Platforms? Take a look at our website to find all the information you need.

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  • 10/11/2021: Lecture series Literature and Decolonisation
    “Koloniale literatuur herlezen vanuit een hedendaags perspectief”, Warda El-Kaddouri (UGent) en Rasit Elibol (De Groene Amsterdammer) - in Dutch
    19:30h – 21:00h, GUM – Zaal Forum, Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent. More information and registration
  • 17/11/2021: Lecture series Literature and Decolonisation
    “The importance of multilingualism in the decolonizing process”, Lieselot De Taeye (UGent) and Gia Abrassart (Café Congo, Warrior Poets)
    19:30h – 21:00h, HOGENT School of Arts (KASK) – Cirque anatomisch auditorium, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent. More information and registration
  • 24/11/2021: Lecture series Literature and DecolonisationAfrica
    “Naar een dekoloniale bibliotheek: een aftrapdebat”, Jessica de Abreu (The Black Archives) en Badra Djait (UGent) - in Dutch
    19:30h – 21:00h, Faculteitsbibliotheek Letteren & Wijsbegeerte, Rozier 44, 9000 Gent. More information and registration
  • 25/11/2021: DocAfrika – Afrika Filmfestival Gent
    "Documentaries 'Machini' & 'Makala' (DR Congo)"
    20:00h – 22:00h, De Centrale – Turbinezaal, Ham 72, 9000 Gent. More information
  • 10/12/2021: GAPSYM14 – International Conference
    “Africa and its ecologies: people and nature in the age of climate change”
    09:00h – 18:00h, Het Pand – Zaal August Vermeylen, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent. Livestream available. More information
  • 16/12/2021: DocAfrika – Afrika Filmfestival Gent
    "Documentary 'Murder in Paris' (South Africa)"
    20:00h – 22:00h, De Centrale – Turbinezaal, Ham 72, 9000 Gent. More information

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  • 17/12/2021: Seminar
    “Societal impact of university development cooperation”
    13:00h – 17:00h, Het Pand – Zaal August Vermeylen, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent.
    More information

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  • 5/12/2021: Cooking workshopCesam
    "Alumni Chapter Ecuador bakes Sinterklaas brownies"
    15:00h - 16:00h, Online event
    More information
  • 6/12/2021: Seminar
    "Flavors from Latin America: Research on cocoa and food technology"
    16:00h - 18:00h, Het Pand – Zaal Vermeylen, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent.
  • 7/12/2021: Symposium
    "Integrated Perspectives on Climate Change in Latin America"
    14:00h – 18:00h, Het Pand - Zaal Refter, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent. Livestream available.
    More information
  • 7-8-9/12/2021: Luminárias
    3 days full of dynamic independent cinema with panel discussions
    20:30h - 22:00h, (and 22:30h - 23:30h on 8/12) KASKCinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent.
    Programme and registration

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  • 22/11/2021: 15 Years China Platform Celebration + presentation of the third book of the China Platform
    Panel session “Research: what opportunities for future sustainable collaborations?”
    Panel session “Vision on the developments in education: an internationalization for all strategy”
    Panel session “Innovation and Technology: future prospects with China”
    Plenary session including presentation book “From Monkey to Ox: Brave and persistent”
    9:00 – 18:00 Het Pand – Kapittelzaal & Refter, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent. More information
  • 10/11/2021: Webinar: Taiwan Lecture Café Series in the framework of the Taiwan Chair
    “Problems of East Asian historical narrative: compared with Europe”, Lee Yu-Ting (National Taiwan University).
    11:30h – 13:00h,  Registration
  • 17/11/2021: Webinar: Taiwan Lecture Café Series in the framework of the Taiwan Chair
    “The origin and development of international studies in Taiwan”, Hwang Yih-Jye (The Hague University College).
    11:30h – 13:00h, Registration
  • 24/11/2021: Webinar: Taiwan Lecture Café Series in the framework of the Taiwan Chair
    “Governed by the market: the rise of social housing movement and its obstacles in Taiwan”, Chen Yi-Ling (University of Wyoming).
    11:30h – 13:00h,  Registration
  • 30/11/2021: Webinar: Taiwan Lecture Café Series in the framework of the Taiwan Chair
    “Further reflections on the migrating taste: development of Taiwanese food culture in the postwar era”, Hsiung Ping-Chen (University of California).
    11:30h – 13:00h,  Registration

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  • 10/11/2021 Book launch
    "Principle Pragmatism in Practice: The EU's policy towards Russia after Crimea", Fabienne Bossuyt & Peter Van Elsuwege (UGent)
    18:00h - 19:30h, Het Pand – Zaal Refter, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent. Livestream available. More information
  • 15/11/2021 CERISE Lecture
    "Constitutionalizing the disregard of European Court of Human Rights", Dimitry Kochenov (Democracy Institute, Central European University)
    19:00h – 20:30h, Het Pand – Zaal Refter, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent. Livestream available. More information
  • 1/12/2021 CERISE Lecture
    "Russian Exceptionalism between East and West: the ambiguous empire", Kevork Oskanian (University of Birmingham)
    19:00h – 20:30h, Campus Ufo, Technicum Blok 2, Auditorium F (3rd floor), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Gent. Livestream available. More information

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