The United States and the Low Countries: good neighbours or distant friends? Archive
Tuesday 11 December 2007 - 20.00 > 21.30
deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels
What is the historical relationship between the Unites States and the Netherlands, Flanders and Europe? How has the relationship changed under George W. Bush? And, with the coming American primaries and elections, what will the future bring? These are some of the questions three America experts will answer during this debate.
Maarten van Rossem is a senior lecturer in History at Utrecht University, a columnist and America expert. He regularly appears in the media as a commentator and has written books about modern Dutch and American history. In 2003 the Historisch Nieuwsblad elected him 'historian of the year'.
The journalist and America expert Miel Dekeyser has followed events in the United States for more than thirty years as a radio journalist for the VRT. He has made documentaries and reports for Canvas and has written about America in such books as De globale sheriff and - together with Greet De Keyser - Amerikanen. Wat denken ze, wat willen ze, wat kunnen ze? Dekeyser's successor on radio, Bert De Vroey, follows developments in America with the same diligence and depth.
The VRT television journalist Rob Heirbaut will chair the debate.
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