Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture unfortunately has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. People who have reserved a ticket have been notified by email.
However, there will be a substitute lecture: “The Artificial Womb” by dr.ir. Frank Delbressine. Same time, same place. If you would like to attend this lecture, please reserve a ticket here (the ticket you reserved for Sander Schimmelpenninck’s lecture will not be valid for the substitute lecture).
We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to see you at the lecture “The Artificial Womb” or at another Studium Generale program.
The video clip above of Sander Schimmelpenninck in De Avondshow with Arjan Lubach is in Dutch. The Studium Generale program itself, however, will be in English.
Dutch journalist, entrepreneur, opinion maker and presenter Sander Schimmelpenninck gives his take on the society we live in today. A society that runs on a dysfunctional capitalist system. He addresses the widening gaps in society – between rich vs. poor, educated vs. uneducated, ordinary citizens vs The Hague’s political elite, conservative vs. progressive. One week after the parliamentary elections, Sander Schimmelpenninck challenges you to consider: What kind of society have you voted for? Did you make the right choice? Don’t miss this thought-provoking talk!
Sander Schimmelpenninck likes to interfere in the public debate, criticizing both the political left and right, daring to make bold statements, and coming up with surprising solutions to social problems.
Sander en de kloof (2022)
In this television series, Sander Schimmelpenninck denounced the persistent and ever-growing inequality of wealth and opportunity in the Netherlands. The series was followed by the book Sander en de brug, which answers the question: what can we do about this inequality?
Sander en de socials (2023)
Polarization is growing, trust in democratic institutions is declining, and politicians, scientists and journalists are increasingly under threat. In this four-part series (first episode Monday 30 October, NPO 3), Sander Schimmelpenninck examines the subversive impact of social media and Big Tech on these developments. (Reading tip: Dutch column on the impact of social media on politics)
About Sander Schimmelpenninck
Sander Schimmelpenninck is a Dutch journalist, entrepreneur, opinion maker, presenter, and descendant of the noble branch of the Schimmelpenninck family. He is the former editor-in-chief of Quote, a magazine about business, money, career, and networking – best known for the Quote 500, a list of the 500 richest people in the Netherlands and their financial positions. As a presenter, Sander Schimmelpenninck has hosted television shows such as De Opvolgers, Dragons' Den, and the daily late-night talk show Op1. Today, he is a columnist for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, the entrepreneur behind the media company Tonny Media, the creator of De Zelfspodcast, and a television producer for the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO, for which he made the television series Sander en de kloof (2022) – followed by the book Sander en de brug (de Correspondent) – and the series Sander en de socials (2023).
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