Private IDs – or – Time, space, and Leuven

Managing identities in 2010, impressions from LSEC event.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

We are governed not by armies, but by IDs

Paraphrasing Caird Mona (1854-1932)


It was a sunny day as I was heading from Brussels to the “Katholieke Universiteit” of Leuven, One of Belgium’s most prominent academic powerhouses. Ulrich Seldeslachts from LSEC invited me to participate in a conference entitled “Managing Identities in 2010“, which I gladly did (Thanks Ulrich!). Benjamin Franklin once said “The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason”. In many ways the conference we participated in was all about the same subject – faith and reason. Does having both faith and reason make us half blind? Maybe, but is it the science or our faith that blinds us, or both?

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