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19th Annual DeVries-Vanderkooy Memorial Lecture

Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:00 AM
Michigan League Vandenberg Room

This year's speaker is Russell Shorto, author of national best-seller The Island at the Center of the World, Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City, many New York Times Magazine articles, and articles in national Dutch newspapers. 

Mr. Shorto's talk "From Amsterdam to New Amsterdam" explores the history of the Dutch capital and explains how early modern Dutch liberalism helped shape American culture through the colony of New Netherland. 

The talk is followed by a reception and book signing.

Co-Sponsors: DeVries-VanderKooy Endowment, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History Department, Center for European Studies, Institute for the Humanities, Netherlands America University League, Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC

Russell Shorto