Agenda

18 04 24
From Anthropocene to Symbiocene: Earth Emotions with Glenn Albrecht

In his ground-breaking book Earth Emotions, Glenn Albrecht provides an account of the relationship between the state of the Earth and our mental and emotional states. He argues that in the epoch known as the Anthropocene, we have threatened both the health of the planet and triggered an avalanche of mental and emotional distress on humans and non-humans. During this lecture, Albrecht proposes to supplant anthropocentric living and thinking by symbiocentric alternatives. These can emerge from positive “psychoterratic” states.

Datum
Donderdag 18 apr 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
19 04 24
With Shannon Dea
Academic Freedom in a Polarized Age

What are the values a public university must stand for in a polarized age? How should a university defend and conceptualize these values in practice and in dialogue with students, staff, and the wider academic community? These and other challenges will be discussed this afternoon with Professor Dr. Shannon Dea, a leading public thinker on academic freedom.

Datum
Vrijdag 19 apr 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
22 04 24
Diasporas and the Quest for Justice

Across Europe today, various diaspora groups memorialise past atrocities, seek justice, and mobilise for genocide recognition. These transitional justice efforts can be contested and denied by other diasporic political entrepreneurs. Reflecting on diverse diaspora experiences, Maria Koinova, Ayşenur Korkmaz, and Camilla Orjuela will discuss contemporary quests for justice.

Datum
Maandag 22 apr 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
22 04 24
Rising AI and the Concentration of Corporate Power

Technology reshapes our societies. AI, platform economy and other technological developments are remaking our daily routines, practices, and ways of being in the world. These changes also come with shifts in power dynamics between corporations, states, and citizens, giving rise to novel political questions. This multidisciplinary event delves into the concentration of power held by Big Tech companies, the societal challenges arising from this concentration, and potential strategies to uphold public imperatives.

Datum
Maandag 22 apr 2024 20:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
25 04 24
Heads above the Water? Writing History in the Anthropocene

Is history still relevant as accelerating climate change is rapidly transforming the world we live in? In her lecture, Sandra Maß explores the different layers of this pressing question and calls for a new type of historiography.

Datum
Donderdag 25 apr 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
26 04 24
Concentration Camps as Instruments of Terror: From Bosnia to Syria

Most people equate concentration camps with Nazi Germany, with a good reason. However, mass detention and incarceration was an instrument of oppressive regimes before Hitler, and lasts until this very day. From Bosnia in the 1990s to Syria in our days, the persistence of this destructive practice calls for a thorough reflection.

Datum
Vrijdag 26 apr 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
17 05 24
Breaking the Meme: Critical Meme Reader III Launch

Memes are more than funny cat images on the internet. There are not even statistics available of how many memes are created and consumed every day, so it makes sense to look at them critically. Memes can have a tangible impact on the society we live in and could help create a future we would want. Join us for the launch of the Critical Meme Reader III: Breaking the Meme, edited by Chloë Arkenbout and Idil Galip.

Datum
Vrijdag 17 mei 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
21 05 24
An event with Anita L. Allen
Postmortem Privacy

In 1903, a lawyer called W. Archibald McClean predicted that whatever “the future dominion of the right to privacy” would be, it would be built on the premise “that whatever right of privacy an individual has, dies with him or her.” Call this traditional view the “no-privacy-right-for-the-dead” doctrine. In this event, Anita Allen will discuss with other experts how today, a more sustained consideration of postmortem privacy is essential.

Datum
Dinsdag 21 mei 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
27 05 24
Democracy Erodes from the Top: Leaders, Citizens, and the Challenge of Populism in Europe

A seeming explosion of support for right-wing populist parties has triggered widespread fears that liberal democracy is facing its worst crisis since the 1930s. In his book Democracy Erodes from the Top, Larry Bartels reveals that the real crisis stems not from an increasingly populist public but from political leaders who exploit or mismanage the chronic vulnerabilities of democracy. Bartels will engage in a conversation with Nik de Boer and Sarah de Lange. Moderator: Ursula Daxecker.

Datum
Maandag 27 mei 2024 20:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
29 05 24
Challenging discriminatory algorithms through legal means
The Meta Case

Is Facebook potentially violating Dutch equality laws? In this event, leading up to a hearing of the case before the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights against digital giant Meta, we delve into the origins of this Meta Case and engage in a broader conversation about how technological developments can reflect, identify, and address societal issues such as sexism, racism, and other types of discrimination.

Datum
Woensdag 29 mei 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25
12 06 24
Objective Data? The Ways That Gender Bias Can Enter the Data Pipeline

Data is not objective. In this event, we discuss how gender bias infiltrates the data pipeline, shaping the algorithmic outputs encountered in everyday experiences.

Datum
Woensdag 12 jun 2024 17:00 uur
Locatie
SPUI25