Join us on Thursday November 25th, Thanksgiving Day for the traditional Fulbright Thanksgiving Dinner. The Dinner will be held at the historic Senate Room of the Academie Gebouw in Utrecht, starting 18.00. This years invited speaker is Drs Frans Timmermans, (demissionair) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


Academie Gebouw
Senate Room
Utrecht, Netherlands

Event Details

Prof. Frans Timmermans, Former Dutch Secretary of State
“America is more free than Europe”

These are historic times just after the formation of a new Dutch government with a clearly different signature as the governments since World War II and in times of intense debates on civil rights, freedom of speech and freedom of religion on both sides of the Atlantic. This often leads to heated debates and parties seem to be diametrically opposite to each other.

What are indeed our basic rights and our basic duties? What is good citizenship? What are essential western values which we should never give up?


We are fortunate enough to have the former Dutch Secretary of State giving the Thanksgiving Fulbright dinner address 2010, enlightening us on these issues.


€50 per person


You can register by transferring € 50.= per person before November 20th to bank account 672789 of the NFAA in Amsterdam. Please mention: 'Thanksgiving Dinner 2010', your name plus the name of your guest (when applicable, one
guest allowed). Reservation guaranteed only after payment.

Deadline: 11/20/2010


6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Meet and greet, with coffee, drinks and snacks (Maskeradezaal)

7:00 PM-7:45 PM: Lecture and discussion (Maskeradezaal)

7:45 PM-9:30 PM: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (Senaatszaal), with a music performance by Paul Dwyer, cellist.

Speaker Profiles

Drs Frans Timmermans (Speaker)
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


Chantal van de Boom, '09