Although I find it hard to accept, I have decided to move forward on the assumption that March 29, 2019, is in fact the date when I turn 60.
However, since March 29, 2019, is also the date when the UK exits from the EU, I don’t want to have a party on that day. The thought of Brexit really doesn’t make me feel particularly festive.
Yet, a “round” birthday requires some kind of celebration. After having thought about it, what I really want is an event reflecting parts of my professional life. So, I’m organizing a seminar, together with my department here at CBS. Sounds boring? Well, not to me!
The date for the event is Thursday, March 21, and it will be held at CBS. I first give a short introduction, and then I take over as chairman of the seminar, welcoming six speakers, each talking about 20 minutes on a topic that has been agreed with me.
You can read more about the event here.
I hope to see you!