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 an past defenses of OZSW PhD student members. The OZSW congratulates the students in question with this accomplishment.

Are you planning on defending your own PhD? Please let us know, by filling in the form below, or by sending an email to the OZSW Office at secretariaat@ozsw.nl. This way we will ensure that your PhD defense will be featured on our website.

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PhD Defence: “Diseased without symptoms – the moral desirability of Alzheimer biomarker testing”

5 October @ 16:30 - 17:30

By Marthe Smedinga (ma.smedinga@gmail.com) Date and time: October 5, 16:30 - 17:30 hours University:  Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Promotoren:  Prof. dr. Edo Richard (Radboudumc) Prof. dr. Maartje Schermer (ErasmusMC) Dr. Eline Bunnik (ErasmusMC) Summary: If there is no treatment available, is it morally desirable to offer tests to predict Alzheimer’s dementia in clinical practice? What if the reliability of such tests is uncertain, but someone with worries about Alzheimer’s really wants to know? A growing number of people in the Netherlands seek medical advice…

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PhD Defence: “Genders as Genres: Understanding Dynamic Categories”
By Alex Thinius. To find out more about the event, dissertation, or options to participate, please w...
PhD Defence: “Utility Spots. Science Policy, Knowledge Transfer and the Politics of Proximity”
By Jorrit Smit Institute for Philosophy, Leiden University Online link: https://www.universiteitlei...
PhD defence “Morals for the Mighty: Political legitimacy as impact on sustainable development”
We are governed. Every day. All the time. Our food, our clothes, our transportation, our houses, our...

Form to submit your own PhD defense

Instructions for OZSW PhD students
Please bear the following in mind when adding your PhD defense to the calendar:

  • Select the category “Doctoral thesis defense by OZSW members” to get included in the calendar above. Also select your university as a category.
  • As event title, include: “PhD defense “[title of your dissertation]”; this is most informative for the main event calendar.
  • Put “By [your name]” in the excerpt. Nothing more.
  • Please include a short summary of the topic (length about the size of a back cover) under the main event description area.

We moderate all event submissions, so it may take some days before the event appears on the site. Thank you for your patience.


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