Institutions for Open Societies in a national and international context


The Utrecht University is delighted to invite you for a special lecture by Prof. Augusto Ernesto dos Santos Silva on ‘Institutions for open societies in a national and international context’.

Augusto Santos Silva is a Portuguese sociologist, university professor and politician who served as Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2015 and 2022, and is presently the President of the Assembly of the Republic. Augusto Santos Silva will shed his light on public governance and institutions for open societies based on his rich experience and expertise. Other speakers include Prof. Bas van Bavel, Programme Director Institutions for Open Societies (IOS) at Utrecht University, and Jurgen Goossens, Professor Constitutional Law at Utrecht University.

Registration is mandatory and there are only limited places available for this lecture.


10.00 - 10.15: Prof. Bas van Bavel: Reflections on Institutions for Open Societies.

10.15 - 10.45: Prof. Augusto Santos Silva: Public Governance and Open Societies.

10.45 - 11.00: Prof. Jurgen Goossens: Challenges for Open Societies and Digitalisation.

11.00 - 11.30: Q&A


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Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht

Limited places available so please register via this registrationform.