Ethical Forum 2022 - Programme

Is politics part of the universities’ job?



       Part 1 (2 - 3.45 pm)

Welcome and Introduction

Jacques WILLEMS  (Chair of the University Foundation)
Jean-Michel CHAUMONT, Université Catholique de Louvain (Coordinator of the Ethical Forum 2022)


Background addresses

chaired by Jean-Michel CHAUMONT, UC Louvain 
  • Jeroen HUISMAN, Universiteit Gent
  • Daniela CRACIUN, Universiteit Twente (Nl)
  • Etienne PEYRAT, Université de Lille (Fr)

Short interventions from the floor

        Part 2 (4.15 - 6 pm)


chaired by Dominique WILLEMS, Universiteit Gent 

Introductions to the debate

  • Mark WAER, KU Leuven
  • Bernard RENTIERU Liège
  • Pierre de MARET, ULB

Caroline Pauwels (honorary rector VUB) had accepted to be part of the panel. Sadly, she passed away this summer. With great gratitude and immense regret we want to pay tribute to her warm and rich personality.

      General Discussion: speakers and public

Final Remarks 

by Philippe VAN PARIJS, UCLouvain     


The link to the registration form will be made available in October.

A number of background documents and the available presentations will be included in the downloads section (see link above) as they become available.