The Netherlands America University League 
             of California 
 Benelux Programs
U.C. Berkeley

“Inspiring and educating developers globally with Google's Scalable Developer Advocacy,” a Conversation with Peter Lubbers

Peter Lubbers is a native of the Netherlands, who after serving as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets came to live in California. In 2010, he started the San Francisco HTML5 User Group — the world's first and largest HTML5 user group with over 12,000 members. Peter co-authored the book Pro HTML5 Programming (Apress, 2011) and he was instrumental in developing and delivering the cutting-edge HTML5 training curriculum at Kaazing. He is currently Senior Program Manager at Google, where he is in charge of Scalable Developer Programs such as MOOC Developer training, Google Developer Studio video programs, scalable developer events, and more. Peter will speak about his work at Google as well as about his personal journey from the Tulip Farm in Holland to the Googleplex."

Friday, April 17

12-1pm in Moses 201

U.C. Berkeley

The Role of the BENELUX Region in Europe

The importance of the BENELUX region in Europe is often underestimated. At once diverse and interconnected, it is a crucial political, legal, academic, and economic nexus in Europe. Despite the small size of the countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg represent the world's fourth largest export economy. Strategically located along the North Sea coast, Europe’s two largest seaports—Antwerp and Rotterdam—are located in the BENELUX. With Brussels and Luxembourg, the BENELUX is home to the EU Commission, the EU Parliament, the EU Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank and can legitimately be considered Europe’s political power center. Culturally, the linguistically diverse BENELUX area is home to some of the world’s most renowned art museums in cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Bruges, which are interconnected by the world’s densest public transportation system.

A discussion on the role of the BENELUX in Europe will serve as the inauguration of the BENELUX Program at the Institute of European Studies in the presence of His Excellency Johan Verbeke, Belgian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Hugo von Meijenfeldt, Consul-General of the Netherlands in California, and His Excellency Georges Schmit, Consul-General of Luxembourg in California.

Friday, April 24
12-1PM, 201 Moses Hall

U.C. Berkeley

Followed by a reception organized by Vive la Tarte, the Belgian caterer in the Bay Area

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