11 November lecture 2017 by Pankaj Mishra


Ever since the celebration in 2008 of the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Flemish Peace Institute, the Peace Fund of the City of Ypres, and the In Flanders Fields Museum have combined resources to extend an invitation to a high-profile personality to address the thematic of the Great War in Flanders from his or her perspective of personal engagement and knowledge.

This year, Mr. Pankaj Mishra has accepted our invitation to discourse on “The Great War - A View from Asia'.

The musical component of the Remembrance Day Lecture will be provided by Jan Depreter, a renowned Flemish guitarist. 

Registrations are closed.

About Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is a British-Indian essayist, journalist and novelist. In his most recent book ‘Age of Anger’, he investigates the phenomenon of political anger in a global perspective.
He is the author of 'From the Ruins of Empire' and several other books. He is a columnist at Bloomberg View and the New York Times Book Review, and writes regularly for The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and The New Yorker. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London.

About Jan Depreter:

Jan Depreter wil interpret, amongst others,  'Nocturnal Op. 70, After John Dowland’, a classical guitar piece composed in 1963 by English composer Benjamin Britten. It is considered one of the most influential works written in the twentieth century for the classical guitar.
Also on the program is Armand Coeck’s ‘Requiem’. Coeck (°1941) is a composer from Menin, Flanders.

The remembrance day lecture 2017 will be held in the Flemish Parliament (Brussels), Room De Schelp, on Friday November 10th.


7.45 pm - Introduction by Tomas Baum
8.00 pm - 11 November Lecture by Pankaj Mishra
8.30 pm – Guitar concert by Jan Depreter:

  • Wit ( Jan Depreter)
  • Nocturnal Op.70 - after John Dowland (Benjamin Britten)
  • Pavane pour une infante défunte (Maurice Ravel)
  • Requiem (Armand Coeck)

9.00pm – Reception