On october 22th Boris van der Ham will give a lecture at The Netherland Club of New York about his book 'De Vrije Moraal' (The Free Moral). This book presents both an historical perspective on the permissive society and a framework to address its new dilemmas.
Mr Van der Ham will give his lecture (and a Q&A) at the Netherland Club in New York, 3 West 51st Street - New York, from 18:00 till 20:30.
The Netherlands is known for its freedom. Sex, drugs & Rock and Roll. This image is appreciated by young backpackers, but is set as a bad example for the rest of the world by Foxnews. Is this 'anything goes' image of the Netherlands correct? Does it lack a 'moral governing standard'? Van der Ham's 2012 book 'De Vrije Moraal' ('The Free Moral') presents both an historical perspective on the permissive society and a framework to address its new dilemmas. How to deal with alcohol, the war on drugs, prostitution and other hot subjects. Van der Ham is against the lack of interest that some liberals have for these topics. "Its your duty as a liberal to address the dilemma¹s of a free society, and to provide guidelines how to deal with 'the right to risk'.
Boris van der Ham (Amsterdam, 1973) is a writer, speaker, humanist and former Dutch politician. Currently Mr. Van der Ham has a private firm in consultancy, public policies, and is a well-regarded speaker in The Netherlands as well as internationally. He also serves as the voluntary chairman of the Dutch Humanist Association. In 2012 Mr. Van der Ham has been knighted in the Order of Orange-Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Visit his website for more information about Boris.
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Picture: lecture Boris van der Ham at Minerva Leiden