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Eat And Meet With Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:01
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On February 14th 2017, current and past Fulbright grantees met with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services Alexander De Croo at his office in Brussels. After introductions, Mr. De Croo summarized his career, talked about his Fulbright experience, and focused on his current work in the changing world of development and the shift in the direction of today’s European political atmosphere.


Discussion topics ranged from farming practices in Sub-Saharan Africa, to how the current US Administration will affect the future of European politics. The Fulbright Commission would like to thank Mr. De Croo for his hospitality and interesting conversation, and hope for more connections at future “Meet and Greets”!

Fall Event: A History of Human Rights in Mechelen (October 22, 2016)
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Monday, 12 September 2016 08:27
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Join Fulbright alumni and current grantees in Mechelen on 22 October 2016 for a lesson in the history
of human rights. Event highlights include a walking tour of the city, a visit to the Kazerne Dossin, and
lunch at the Het Anker Brewery.

Event Schedule:

10:30 – Meet at Mechelen Tourist Office.
Participants arriving by car may choose to park at Thomas More University College at 10:15.
We will walk from the campus to downtown Mechelen.

Mechelen Tourist Office, Hallestraat 2-4-6.
The Tourist Office is a 15 minute walk from the Mechelen train station.

10:45 – Mechelen Human Rights Walking Tour
Get to know the city of Mechelen, with a focus on the lesser-known locations that have
played a role in the city’s human rights history.

Depart from Mechelen Tourist Office, Hallestraat 2-4-6.

1:00 – Lunch at Het Anker Brewery Enjoy a delicious lunch -- complete with a traditional
Mechelen-brewed beer – at Het Anker Brewery in downtown Mechelen.

Het Anker – Guido Gezellelaan 49.

2:30 – Visit to the Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on
Holocaust and Human Rights During World War II, the Kazerne Dossin served as a detention
and deportation camp through which over 25,000 people were transported to Nazi concentration
camps. Today, the site serves as a memorial and museum. Our visit will begin with an
introduction by museum staff, followed by a visit of the museum at your leisure.

Kazerne Dossin, Goswin de Stassartstraat 153
The Kazerne Dossin is a 15-20 minute walk from ViaVia Mechelen.

5:30 – Drinks at the Grote Markt Finish up the day with a sample of one (or two!) of
Mechelen’s famous beers. (Optional: not included in the price mentioned below).

Cost: Cost for alumni and other guests: 45€. Current grantees do not need to pay,
as the Commission will cover their costs.

Once you have registered for the event, please make a bank transfer of 45 euros per participant
to the Belgian Fulbright Commission. Registration is not final until payment has been received.

Name: Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium & Luxembourg
Bank: CBC Banque
IBAN: BE79 7320 0561 4533
Message: ‘Human Rights Mechelen [and your first name/ last name]’

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2016 09:46

Otlet Salons inaugural session: Dr. Didier Caluwaerts on “Challenges to Democracy in the 21th Century"

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Wednesday January 7, 2014

Fulbright Belgium and Luxembourg are excited to announce the first edition of the “Otlet Salons.” These interdisciplinary sessions aim to bring together people to promote knowledge spillovers and create a strong impact on society.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Didier Caluwaerts whose presentation is titled “Challenges to Democracy in the 21th Century."

For more info on this specific event, please refer to: http://www.fulbright.be/2014/january-7-2015-otlet-salons-1st-edition/



Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner!

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Friday November 28, 2014

This year, our annual Fulbright Thanksgiving Day dinner will take place on Friday November 28, 2014.

Location of the event is Restaurant Mykene in Leuven. The cost p.p. is an estimated 50 euros.

If you would like to join us in celebrating Thanksgiving, please register online: http://www.fulbright.be/2014/november-28-2014-fulbright-thanksgiving-dinner/.


Palm brewery and Eddy Merckx factory event

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Join us for a visit to the Eddy Merckx bicycle factory, the Palm brewery in Steenhuffel and the Diepensteyn stud farm.

Departure at 16:00 at Brussel Central station. Cost per person is 30 euros per person and includes dinner.

Register online: http://www.fulbright.be/2014/ november-19-2014-faab-alumni- visit-to-the-palm-brewery/

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