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The eighth lecture series Studium Generale - Leerstoel Kinsbergen starts on Tuesday 17 October 2017. The central theme is 'Trust'.

An initiative of Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp in collaboration with deSingel and Opera Ballet Flanders

Who would risk blind trust? Are you sceptical about new technology? Or alternatively, gullible when believing a politician? Is every blossoming enterprise a front for corruption and are we sitting ducks for its connivances?

Yet, trust is our key to innovating society, to fresh inspiration, to unimagined art and to advanced science. Who dares to trust?

We asked these questions to a sociologist and to the city's mediation officer, to the country's youngest imam and to two female Protestant ministers, to a physician, a philosopher, a performance artist, etc.

After 7 highly appreciated series such as Boundaries, Passion and Conflict  Studium Generale - Leerstoel Kinsbergen chose Trust for its 2017-2018 lecture series.


Tuesday 30 January 2018: Vertrouwen, daarvoor moet je met twee zijn (Dutch)
Ina Koeman and Petra Schipper, Protestant pastors
Introduction by Hans Dowit, guest lecturer AP University College

Tuesday 27 February 2018: To reunite, we must restore the basics of human cooperation: Trust (English)
Kathleen Van Brempt, member EU Parliament (SP.A)
Introduction by Dirk Hye, lecturer AP University College

Tuesday 6 March 2018: Islam in Europa: bedreiging of verrijking (Dutch)
Khalid Benhaddou, imam, de-radicalization expert
Introduction by Myriam Koning, lecturer AP University College

Tuesday 27 March 2018: Technological innovation in reproductive medicine and ethical challenges: cause for trust or distrust? (English)
Petra De Sutter, physician, researcher
Introduction by Elisah D'hooge, head of programme Applied Psychology AP University College

Tuesday 24 April 2018: Filosofie van de vriendschap (Dutch)
Willem Elias, culture philosopher
Introduction by Jos Pauwels, head of the Social Work programme AP University College

Tuesday 8 May 2018: Immortal Confidence (English)
Merlin Spie, performance artist
Introduction by Guy Bovyn, head of the Fine Arts programme AP University College

Practical information

No entrance fee. 
Registration is compulsory. Click here.

All lectures start at 7 pm and finish at 9 pm. They take place at the Yellow Hall of Royal Conservatoire Antwerp:

Campus deSingel
25 Desguinlei
2018 Antwerp