Evert-Jan Ouweneel is a Dutch philosopher with extensive experience in describing major social developments. His one-day and one-evening seminars on major development and trends in past and present have reached a wide audience. As a philosopher, Evert-Jan is especially interested in the logics behind events and in the major connections that make you see the wood for the trees again.
Evert-Jan Ouweneel holds an international position as Senior Advisor in World Vision, a relief, development and advocacy organization reaching out to over 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. His position requires a lot of travelling and dealing with a wide variety of cultures and social issues. It has made him deeply aware of how everything on this planet is interconnected and how important it is to invest in understanding every part and corner of the world.
Some of Evert-Jan’s favourite activities in the past: 1) Summarize world history in one day as part of the official diplomats training, organized by the Leiden University on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2) Advise the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture on the current developments in China. 3) Writing a series of articles explaining world issues for nrc-next, a Dutch daily newspaper.
At the moment, Evert-Jan regularly holds one-day and one-evening seminars at the University of Nijmegen, the University of Tilburg and Theatre Figi (Zeist). He also holds lectures for a wide variety of organizations and companies (see below).