Upcoming and Past PhD Thesis Defenses

The defense of a doctal dissertation is a public, ceremonial event in the Netherlands. The calendar below displays upcoming defenses of OZSW PhD student members. The OZSW congratulates the students in question with this accomplishment.

Four times per year – generally in the 2nd week of March, June, September, and December – all OZSW members will receive an e-mail with an overview of all upcoming doctoral thesis defenses.

Instructions for PhD students
to include their defense
Please see at the end of the page

Calendar of forthcoming defenses

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Instructions for PhD students
If you log into the OZSW site, you can add your defense to the calendar. Only defencss which have been added to the calendar will be included in OZSW announcements. Please bear the following in mind:

  • Select the category “Doctoral thesis defense” (under 1a – External, non-OZSW event), otherwise your defense will not be included in the calendar above;
  • Also select your university as a category – so that your university’s logo will be displayed in the calendar;
  • As event title, include: “Doctoral defense “[short title of your dissertation]” by [your name]
  • Please include a short summary of the topic (length about the size of a back cover) under “description”

Past defenses

27-01-2017Shannon SpruitTUDManaging the uncertain risks of nanoparticles. Aligning responsibility and relationships
27-01-2017Sem de MaagtUUConstructing Morality : Transcendental Arguments in Ethics
20-01-2017Lasha AbzianidzeTUA Natural Proof System for Natural Language
19-01-2017Zoe RobaeyTUDSeeding Moral Responsibility in Ownership: How to Deal with Uncertain Risks of GMOs
30-11-2016Arjen KleinherenbrinkRUNMachine philosophy. Gilles Deleuze and the externality of entities
29-11-2016Stefan MendritzkiTUEThe Divergent Evolution of Evolutionary Economics
11-11-2016Antje RumbergUUTransitions toward a Semantics for Real Possibility
28-10-2016Morten Fybieger ByskovUU Between Experts and Locals: Towards an inclusive framework for a development agenda
28-09-2016Michelle HabetsUUEthical challenges in translational pluripotent stem cell research. Justifying leaps of faith
09-09-2016Matthé ScholtenUvAReminders of Duty: A Kantian Theory of Blame.
26-05-2016Sara DekkingUU The integration of research and care in pediatric oncology: implications for review and consent
13-05-2016Corstin DieterichUvA Agency at its best. Individual and collective responsibility and autonomy.
12-05-2016Sophie NiemansburgUU The ethics of bringing Regenerative Medicine to patients: the example of orthopedics.
22-04-2016Remko van BroekhovenUU De Bewakers Bewaakt - Journalistiek en leiderschap in een gemediatiseerde democratie
21-04-2016Esther KeymolenEUR Trust on the line: a philosophical exploration of trust in the networked era
14-03-2016Thomas BatesRUGSituationism and character pessimism
09-02-2016Karin JongsmaEURAdvance directives in dementia research. A medical ethical inquiry
25-01-2016Ronnie HermensRUG Philosophy of quantum probability: An empiricist study of its formalism and logic
26-11-2015Joost HengstmengelEURDivine Oeconomy: The role of providence in early-modern economic thought before Adam Smith
19-11-2015Sander VerhaeghRUGRafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships. Naturalism and Holism in Quine's Philosophy
12-11-2015Henriëtte JoostenEUR Nietzsche’s New Dawn: Educating students to strive for better in a dynamic professional world
06-11-2015Caroline HarnackeUUFrom Human Nature to Moral Judgments. Reframing Debates about Disability and Enhancement
05-11-2015Andrea StrazzoniEURThe Foundation of Early Modern Science: Metaphysics, Logic and Theology
19-06-2015Sine BagaturEURIn Defense of a Democratic Account of Human Rights
02-06-2015Liesbeth FeikemaUUStill not at Ease: Corruption and Conflict of Interest in Hybrid Political Orders
29-05-2015Jeroen GoudsmitUUIntuitionistic Rules: Admissible Rules of Intermediate Logics
15-01-2015Stefan KollerTUDThe Birth of Ethics from the Spirit of Tectonics
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