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  • 21 May 2019
    Why do we fear Artificial Intelligence
    Why do we fear Artificial Intelligence (and should we)?

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    Can we not stand the thought of non-humans being more intelligent than us? Or are we perhaps afraid that artificial superintelligence will do to us, what humans tend to do to the creatures we outsmart? In a ...

  • 22 May 2019
    On 22 May the BetaBreak will dicuss the future of plastics.
    BètaBreak: The Future of our Plastic

    12:00 - 13:00 | Debate

    Will we still use plastics in the future? This month, the BètaBreak will tackle a hot topic: plastics and the problem of plastic waste.

  • 22 May 2019
    Decolonization and the Political Use of History

    16:00 - 17:30 | Event

    The Annual NIAS Lecture 2019 highlights the relevance of history in today's world. Building upon the comparative research project of the NIAS Theme Group 'Comparing the Wars of Decolonization', this year's public ...

  • 22 May 2019
    The emotional mind. The affective roots of our thoughts and cultures
    The emotional mind. The affective roots of our thoughts and cultures

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    Tracing the leading role of emotions in the evolution of the mind, a philosopher and a psychologist pair up to reveal how thought and culture owe less to our faculty for reason than to our capacity to feel.

  • 24 May 2019
    Berlin Wall
    Sizing up the Cold War: Legacies in 2019

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    The Cold War ended thirty years ago, but it is possible to see many continuities into our own time. To what extent does the Cold War, and its immediate aftermath, continue to shape the world of 2019?

  • 27 May 2019
    Barry Eichengreen
    Athenaeum presents: The Populist Temptation, a masterclass by Barry Eichengreen

    13:00 - 14:30 | Event

    Populism is gaining traction almost as fast as talking about populism – but is ‘populism’ a useful concept for discussion, and how? In this masterclass renowned Berkeley economist and political scientist Barry ...

  • 27 May 2019
    European Parliament
    European Elections 2019: outcomes, observations and opportunities

    17:00 - 18:30 | Event

    Between 23 and 26 May 2019 citizens across Europe can express their voices in the European Parliament elections. The stakes are high and we will likely see a lot of new developments following the elections. In this ...

  • 27 May 2019
    Ingang langs tuinzijde met gerestaureerde koepel Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika te Tervuren
    Decolonizing the Africa Museum in Tervuren. Turns of the decolonizing debate

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    How to decolonize a colonial museum? The reopening of the Africamuseum in Tervuren (Brussels) – founded by Leopold II - became the object of fierce debate. Anthropologist Bambi Ceuppens, the commissioner of the ...

  • 29 May 2019
    cover How to do things with affect
    How to do Things with Affect?

    15:00 - 17:00 | Event

    The ‘affective turn’ is gaining increasing prominence in academia; from its origins within cultural analysis in the last century, to countless publications and debates in fields from psychology to politics. The ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    Wagenigen Electron Microscopy Center
    Self-experimentation as artistic form

    17:00 - 18:30 | Event

    How do artists use their own bodies in the pursuit of a creative and intellectual inquiry? Borrowing the term “self-experimentation” – a long-standing tradition of scientists testing hypotheses, remedies, and ...

  • 4 Jun 2019
    Political animals

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    Can animals be political? This public event takes a ‘more-than-human’ approach to politics and conflict, exploring animals’ role in mediating (interhuman) conflicts, solidarities and inequalities.

  • 5 Jun 2019
    most wanted book cover
    Most wanted. The popular culture of illegality

    17:00 - 18:30 | Event

    Few voluntary seek out the world of organised crime, drug cartels and the large-scale violence they engender. Yet, we watch series, play games and listen to music that glorify and normalise their growing worldwide ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    rode pijl ten midden van witte pijlen
    The ethics, poetics and politics of contrarian speech: The writing of Erri De Luca

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    “People who go along with prevailing opinions […] take the yeast and salt out of the dough”, dixit Neapolitan author Erri De Luca. In this event, Jim Hicks will discuss De Luca’s writing with respect to contrarian ...

  • 7 Jun 2019
    The Long March of Labour: Radical Change and the Social Reproduction of Migrant Labour

    16:00 - 17:00 | Lecture

    Honoring the legacy of Prof. W.F. Wertheim, the founding father of Asian studies at UvA, the annual Wertheim Lecture is organized by the Moving Matters programme group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science ...

  • 7 Jun 2019
    Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene

    17:00 - 18:30 | Event

    For many centuries, Persian culture has been shaped by regional and global influences, and in turn, it has shaped the global cultural scene. The acknowledgment of this historical and contemporary interaction calls ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    Constructionism and Positivism: From Conflict to Co-Creation

    17:00 - 18:30 | Event

    Psychologist Ken Gergen will speak about Constructivism and how this school of inquiry may relate to Positivism. This lecture will be followed by a 10-minute response of a discussant, Q&A with the audience, and some ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Amsterdam Science Now: empathic brains, debunking jet theories & stockbroker fungi

    20:00 - 21:30 | Event

    Are you interested in science and wondering what makes scientist in Amsterdam tick? Amsterdam Science Now gives the stage to three contributors to the ninth issue of Amsterdam Science Magazine.

  • 13 Jun 2019
    Cover After the Caliphate
    After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora

    17:00 - 18:30 | Event

    In 2014, the declaration of the Islamic State caliphate was hailed as a major victory by the global jihadist movement. But it was short-lived. Three years on, the caliphate was destroyed, leaving its surviving ...

  • 17 Sep 2019
    Great Thinkers
    Revisiting Garrett Hardin. The Tragedy of Inequality in the Global Commons, by Joyeeta Gupta

    15:00 - 16:30 | Lecture

    Garrett Hardin (1915-2003) was an American ecologist and philosopher who warned for the dangers of overpopulation. In this lecture, professor Joyeeta Gupta discusses the continuing relevance of Hardin and the growing ...