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01 10 19
Whither the two-state solution?
The future of Palestine

The recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the closing down of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s PLO office in Washington as well as the cut of US funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) have all resulted in a deadlock and breakdown of the peace process.

Datum
Dinsdag 1 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
26 09 19
In gesprek met Erika Fatland
Rusland als buurland

Wat betekent het om Rusland als buurland te hebben? Op zoek naar het antwoord op deze vraag, reisde Erika Fatland door de veertien landen aan de andere kant van de langste grens ter wereld. Een avond met Erika Fatland over haar boek, haar ervaringen en haar reizen.

Datum
Donderdag 26 sep 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
21 09 19
For your convenience

Large-scale agriculture, feasting on exhausted land, plants and animal life, makes it increasingly difficult to choose what to drop into our shopping baskets. “What is it that we should be eating?” is a crucial daily decision, affecting some of the biggest issues of today; from climate change, to workers’ or animal rights and public health.

Datum
Zaterdag 21 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 09 19
SPUI25-lezing met Katie Roiphe
Disappointing the Feminists

Op 20 september geeft de Amerikaanse schrijfster Katie Roiphe in de Aula de jaarlijkse SPUI25-lezing. Daarna wordt zij geïnterviewd door schrijfster Niña Weijers.

Datum
Vrijdag 20 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Aula
16 09 19
Visions of Europe
How to democratize Europe?

Four distinguished French public intellectuals, Stéphanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste, and Antoine Vauchez , have written a draft treaty establishing a parliamentary assembly for the Eurozone, its members drawn mainly from national parliaments. During this event, Antoine Vauchez will discuss the T-Dem proposal and the key issues raised by ensuing debate with an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and political scientists from the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES).

Datum
Maandag 16 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
11 09 19
Design, fiction, and speculative philosophy for a planet in crisis

We are currently living through the earth’s sixth mass extinction. We need to open up new vistas for living and dwelling on a planet in crisis. This event will reflect on ways in which artists and designers can create and experiment with much needed fresh frameworks. With: Adam Nocek, Betti Marenko, and Patricia Pisters.

Datum
Woensdag 11 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 09 19
The technology behind Deep Fake
When fake looks all too real

In this program, experts will explain the technology known as ‘Deep Learning’. They will show examples of benign and malign uses such as Deep Fake applications and discuss ways in which Artificial Intelligence researchers can help avoid misuse. With: Dieuwke Hupkes, Jelle Zuidema and Paul Boersma.

Datum
Dinsdag 3 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 07 19
The History of Information Warfare and Why It Still Matters Today
News from Germany

Information warfare may seem like a new feature of our contemporary digital world. But it was just as crucial a century ago, when the great powers competed to control and expand their empires.

Datum
Woensdag 3 jul 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
26 06 19
Sexual Violence in Wars of Decolonization

NIAS Fellows Stef Scagliola and Natalya Vince compare their findings on sexual violence in wars of decolonization in Indonesia (1945-1949) and Algeria (1954-1962).

Datum
Woensdag 26 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
25 06 19
Platform imaginaries
Rethinking Airbnb and other dominant technologies

Platforms like Airbnb, Uber and Thuisbezorgd are amongst the most popular technologies that support urban living. They allow people to rent a room, hire a car, or have food delivered to their doorstep; they regulate the city’s chaos with a tap of a smartphone. During this event, we will reflect on the ways platforms incorporate state-like logic and effects, and will incite your imagination to come up with alternatives for these dominant and dominating technologies.

Datum
Dinsdag 25 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 06 19
Decisions in AI
Explaining the ‘black box’

Whether it’s a traffic fine, a court judgement or the price of your airline booking: increasingly, we leave decisions to algorithms. In the future, companies and institutions may not be able to explain what happens inside the ‘black box’. Decisions can cost or save us millions – but what if we disagree or question the outcome? A conversation between economics and data science.

Datum
Donderdag 20 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
13 06 19
The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
After the Caliphate

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 fighters – many of whom were foreign recruits – to retreat and scatter across the globe. So what happens now?

Datum
Donderdag 13 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
12 06 19
Empathic brains & debunking jet theories
Amsterdam Science Now

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.

Datum
Woensdag 12 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
11 06 19
From Conflict to Co-Creation
Constructivism and Positivism

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 Angélique Cramer, Q&A with the audience, and some drinks.

Datum
Dinsdag 11 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
07 06 19
Persian Culture on the Global Scene
Persophilia

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 for the deprovincialization of Persian culture and the recasting of globalisation as a non-Eurocentric process.

Datum
Vrijdag 7 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 06 19
Political animals

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

Datum
Dinsdag 4 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 06 19
Self-experimentation as artistic form

How do artists use their bodies in the pursuit of a creative and intellectual inquiries? Borrowing the term “self-experimentation” – a long-standing tradition of scientists testing hypotheses, remedies, and prototypes on themselves – this event explores body-based, durational artworks as an equivalent form of embodied research, ranging from corporeal interventions and endurance performance to bio-art and ecological interactions.

Datum
Maandag 3 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
29 05 19
De Nobele Samenzweerder
Brutus

De moord op Julius Caesar kan gerekend worden tot een van de meest besproken gebeurtenissen uit de klassieke oudheid. De moordenaar, Caesars vertrouweling Brutus, heeft een zeer slechte reputatie, maar is dat terecht? Wie of wat bepaalt bij koningsmoord of de dader achteraf als held of slechterik wordt gezien?

Datum
Woensdag 29 mei 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
29 05 19
Workshop by Ernst van Alphen
How to do Things with Affect?

The ‘affective turn’ is gaining increasing prominence in academia and has become an indispensable concept for cultural analysis. The (over)application of affect has given rise to much criticism. In this workshop we critically assess the concept in its many uses, to understand and apply it more effectively.

Datum
Woensdag 29 mei 2019 15:00 – 17:00
Locatie
SPUI25
28 05 19
Mirjam van Hengel in gesprek met
Julia Blackburn

Mirjam van Hengel gaat met Julia Blackburn in gesprek over haar nieuwe boek, Lied van de tijd. Hierin onderzoekt Blackburn op bijzondere wijze de geschiedenis van het Doggerland, een gigantisch laagland dat ooit de oostkust van Engeland ooit direct verbond met Nederland en het vasteland van Europa – totdat de stijgende zeespiegel het gebied voorgoed overspoelde rond 5000 voor Christus.

Datum
Dinsdag 28 mei 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25