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30 09 22
Talking Populism

Populism is a widely debated topic, and it generates interest across the globe. As a result, a burgeoning literature deals with many aspects of populism and its links to pressing issues such as media freedom, minority rights, and separation of powers. The Populism Interviews captures these analyses. Editor of the volume, Luca Manucci, and two of the authors, Matthijs Rooduijn and Alessandro Nai, discuss working on this most controversial of issues.

Datum
Vrijdag 30 sep 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
30 09 22
Putin’s War and Germany’s New Foreign Policy

Putin’s war against Ukraine has ushered in the dawn of a new era or Zeitenwende. This is especially the case for Germany. In this talk, Professor Gunther Hellmann (Frankfurt/Main) will argue that hints of a pending turn-around started earlier than usually perceived. He further argues that the implications of the transformation in German foreign policy will most likely be more far-reaching than often assumed. 

Datum
Vrijdag 30 sep 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
22 09 22
National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism
The American Passport in Turkey

In their new book, The American Passport in Turkey: National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism, Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta explore the diverse meanings and values that people outside of the United States attribute to U.S. citizenship, specifically those who possess or seek to obtain U.S. citizenship while residing in Turkey. Tonight, Altan-Olcay will discuss their findings with expert guest speakers.

Datum
Donderdag 22 sep 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 09 22
How New Media Reshape Traditional News Agencies and Politics
Fake News, Lügenpresse, and Disinformation Campaigns in the US, Germany and Russia

With the coming of age of digital media, the social debates on the importance of fake news, media hoaxes and disinformation came into focus of analysts, scholars and politicians. Interestingly, this global phenomenon has had similar features while developing within various local contexts. Particularly the US, Germany and Russia are of interest, since fake news has risen in different social contexts and the concept has different meanings in these countries. Tonight, experts discuss the global influence of the new media on both traditional news-gathering and politics.

Datum
Dinsdag 20 sep 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 09 22
Why and How the United States Curtailed High Technology Trade in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Dangerous Knowledge in Postwar America

In their new groundbreaking book, Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America, Mario Daniels and John Krige set out to show the enormous political relevance that export control regulations have had for American debates about national security, foreign policy, and trade policy since 1945. 

Datum
Woensdag 14 sep 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 09 22
A lecture by Shannon Dea
Academic Freedom and the Duty of Care

On September 14, the AISSR hosts a lecture on academic freedom by Professor Shannon Dea, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Regina in Canada. The lecture is followed by a discussion with respondents and the public.

Datum
Woensdag 14 sep 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
30 06 22
Tactical Media Meet-Up
The European Internet Blockade of Russian Propagandist Media

Against the backdrop of the war with Ukraine, the Russian government has sharply increased funding for state media, resulting in an unprecedented level of state propaganda spread on social media platforms. As a consequence, US and EU lawmakers and Ukrainian officials have jolted into action by pressuring social media platforms in an attempt to curb Russian misinformation. This seems to be a watershed moment with regard to freedom of the press and internet freedom. We discuss what is at stake with internet activists and journalists directly involved in war-news production.

Datum
Donderdag 30 jun 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
22 06 22
Archives for the Future
Palestine and the Politics of Knowledge Production

The word archive comes from the Greek word arkheion, a repository for official documents, and a place where the archons, the rulers, reside. Archives, then, are unequivocally associated with power and authority, at least in their original formation. But who and what is the archive for? Following her latest book Becoming Palestine: Toward an Archival Imagination of the Future, Gil Z. Hochberg presents her view of the archive as a liberatory site—particularly in Palestinian contexts.

Datum
Woensdag 22 jun 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
16 06 22
‘Pour une autre Europe’
The State of European Literature

Renowned writer Alain Mabanckou will deliver the third State of European Literature, under the title ‘Pour une autre Europe’ (‘For a different Europe’). The State of European Literature is an annual lecture delivered by a renowned author or poet of international stature, about the state of literature and the state of Europe through the perspective of literature.

Datum
Donderdag 16 jun 2022 19:30 – 20:30
Locatie
Agnietenkapel
15 06 22
Unequal Mobility and Saving Lives
Humanitarian Borders

What does it mean when humanitarianism is the response to death, injury and suffering at the border? In her new book, Humanitarian Borders, Polly Pallister-Wilkins explores this question and inquires the politics, potential and limits of humanitarian relief in times of mobility injustice.

Datum
Woensdag 15 jun 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
15 06 22
Future Imaginaries in the Making: (Post-) Crisis Greece

Which imaginaries and narratives of the future are currently infiltrating the Greek public sphere and Greek culture, and to what ends? This panel zooms in on contemporary Greece to ask questions that contribute to larger debates about future imaginations within and beyond the neoliberal present.

Datum
Woensdag 15 jun 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
09 06 22
Oekraïne en Rusland: de verbeelding van een regio
Letteren

De Russische oorlog in Oekraïne speelt zich af op straat, in media, online, en hij wordt verbeeld in taal en literatuur. Woorden brengen troost en verbinding, maar ze kunnen ook verdelen en schaden. Welke rol spelen journalistieke teksten in deze en andere oorlogen? Waarom kunnen we niet zonder proza en poëzie in tijden van strijd? En hoe verandert een oorlog de manier waarop we praten en schrijven? We bestuderen deze vragen met literair vertalers en journalisten die Rusland, Oekraïne en de voormalige Sovjet-Unie van binnenuit kennen.

Datum
Donderdag 9 jun 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
31 05 22
Can We Unlearn Racism?

Europe does not have a good track record when it comes to addressing racism—or even admitting it exists. Despite the pervasiveness of ethnic profiling, police brutality and discrimination on the housing and labor markets, countries struggle to tackle racism. In Can We Unlearn Racism? Jacob Boersema uses South Africa as a lens to understand this challenge.

Datum
Dinsdag 31 mei 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
25 05 22
Karen Armstrong over onze omgang met natuur
De heilige natuur

Gedurende het grootste deel van de menselijke geschiedenis is de natuur als heilig beschouwd en geloofden we dat God of de goden alomtegenwoordig waren in de natuur. Nu leven we in een klimaatcrisis. Wat is er veranderd in onze omgang met de natuur? En kunnen we het tij nog keren? De Britse auteur Karen Armstrong spreekt in de Vondelkerk over de wezenlijke verbinding van de mens met de natuur, naar aanleiding van haar nieuwe boek De heilige natuur (Querido Facto), en gaat hierna in gesprek met schrijver Marjolijn van Heemstra.

Datum
Woensdag 25 mei 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Vondelkerk
25 05 22
The Making of the Geneva Conventions
Preparing for War

The Geneva Conventions have hit the headlines since Putin’s invasion into Ukraine. These treaties, which represent the most important rules for armed conflict ever formulated, lay down an extensive list of protections for victims of war. But their history is often misunderstood. This roundtable, based on a new book by Boyd van Dijk, discusses the historical, legal, and political dimensions of international law in wartime.

Datum
Woensdag 25 mei 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
24 05 22
Making Turkey, Representing Turkey

In this shared book launch Özge Calafato and Enno Maessen will present their new monographies. The event will focus on the contents of their respective books, which both engage with the cultural history of representation, production of identity and space in Turkey’s modern history.

Datum
Dinsdag 24 mei 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
16 05 22
Ukraine and Russia: the Imagination of a Region
Identities

Do countries have their own unique identity? How do identities on geographical maps relate to identities on our mental maps of the world? Where is Ukraine (and where Russia) on the mental map of public and academic communities? How are assumptions about cultural and local identities deployed in political domains? And what role do these assumptions play in international relations? These old questions achieve new meaning in the Russian war in Ukraine. We investigate them with renowned European scholars and writers, who each have special personal and/or family ties with Central and Eastern Europe.

Datum
Maandag 16 mei 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
28 04 22
Learning Community Urban Interaction Design
Imagining the Unimaginable

How can speculative design be used to understand citizen perspectives and help make more informed urban planning decisions for the technologized city of the future?

Datum
Donderdag 28 apr 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 04 22
Utopies: Conférence Euro-topies

What were the objectives of the European Union at its creation? To what extent is the utopia of peace that united its founding members threatened today? And what are the stakes and realities of today’s migratory flows?

Datum
Woensdag 20 apr 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
12 04 22
Ottoman Refugees and the World they Helped to Make, 1870-1970
Stages of Global Migration

The routes of migration in the “long” twentieth century form passages through which not only people have changed their location, but also the material and immaterial goods which they have taken with them. In policy-making circles today, representations of migration can freeze positive memories of that which needs preservation or melancholic memories of often dramatic, multiple levels of migration experience taking place in a distant world. In an attempt to advocate greater sensitivity to these various experiences in one migratory story, Isa Blumi proposes to bring historic perspective.

Datum
Dinsdag 12 apr 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25