Here is an important message from the Ivy Circle Netherlands Chairperson: Given our shared American connection and background in U.S. education, the Ivy Circle and its members are painfully aware that the US is grappling with systemic, pervasive racism in all aspects of society. Sadly, this racism is not new to the Black […]

Message about recent US events


MBA FairDue to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Amsterdam MBA Fair 2020 that would take place in June has been rescheduled to Thursday 22 October. The 14th edition of the annual fair will take place at the St. Nicolaas Lyceum in Amsterdam, from 6-10 PM. This fair represents an unique opportunity to meet Admissions Directors and […]

Update on Education Fairs 2020


On May 20, Ivy Circle alumni organized the Shleep webinar, to talk about the important of sleep for mental health – such a timely topic during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The online event was hosted by sleep expert Dr. Els van der Helm, Berkeley Ph.D., former McKinsey consultant, and founder of Shleep, a company […]

Sleeping better with Shleep



On May 13 we hosted a virtual Town Hall with US Ambassador Peter Hoekstra. During the hour-long, highly interactive session, the American Ambassador discussed implications of COVID-19, education and other important connections between the US and The Netherlands with our IC members. More than 20 people attended this session, moderated by Hollis Kurman, Ivy Circle chairperson.   

Virtual Town Hall with US Ambassador Peter Hoekstra


Dear Ivy Circle Members, Partners and Friends, As always at this lovely but hectic time of year, I wanted to share warm holiday greetings, a few brief highlights, and appreciation for your having been part of – and engaged with – the Ivy Circle this year. 2019 was another active year for […]

2019 highlights and appreciation