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27 01 21
Under Attack in Central-Eastern Europe
Gender and Sexuality Studies

What are the historical, political, social and cultural sources of the attacks on Gender and Sexuality Studies in Central-Eastern Europe? Are they local or rather fueled by transnational conservative movements? What are possible strategies and solidarities (local and global) to counteract them? This roundtable is part of the ACES lecture series Gender and Sexuality in European (Geo)Politics.

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Woensdag 27 jan 2021 16:30 – 18:00
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20 01 21
CRISPR-Cas9
Gene Editing and Ethics

Last year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Jennifer Doudna and Emanuelle Charpentier for the development of the CRISPR-Cas9 technique. How does this gene editing technique work? Which ethical questions does it provoke?

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Woensdag 20 jan 2021 20:00 – 21:00
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12 01 21
The CIA's Public Life
Are Secret Agencies all that Secret?

In this NIAS talk, fellow Simon Willmetts focuses upon arguably the world’s most famous intelligence service, the CIA, and how they have tried to come to terms with their new public role.

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Dinsdag 12 jan 2021 17:00 – 18:30
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15 12 20
Navigating Uncertainty in Search of the Good Life
Chemical Youth

We welcome you to the festive launch of the book ‘Chemical Youth’. The everyday lives of contemporary youth are filled with chemicals to boost pleasure, moods, sexual performance, appearance and health. What do pills, drinks, sprays, powders and lotions do for youth? In this event, we investigate how young people experience these chemical substances.

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Dinsdag 15 dec 2020 17:00 – 18:30
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10 12 20
NIAS Talk
The Unmaking of Medical Inadmissibility

In this NIAS Talk we shed light on the politics of migration and health, and official knowledge and decision making about people with chronic illness and developmental or genetic otherness within the Canadian immigration system.

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Donderdag 10 dec 2020 20:00 – 21:30
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09 12 20
Future Design
Collaborating with Nature

Leather grown from fungi and textile dye produced by bacteria are two examples of applications of microbiology that are finding their way into the design field. Designers explore the expressiveness of such new materials through design interventions that can change our attitudes to finite (petrochemical) and/or toxic materials.

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Woensdag 9 dec 2020 17:00 – 18:30
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02 12 20
The Science of Conspiracies

In times of COVID-19, trust in science has become crucial for the world’s well-being. In the day and age of the internet however, we are often exposed to the opinions of those who reject scientific findings. In this BètaBreak edition we examine how conspiracy theories evolve and analyse the concerns they invoke from a scientific perspective.

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Woensdag 2 dec 2020 20:00 – 21:30
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30 11 20
European Politics in Transition #2
Corona and the populist radical right: end of an era?

The ongoing corona pandemic is reshaping our societies and our democracies. One of the most significant political developments in recent years has been the rise of populism. What effect will the pandemic have on populist radical right parties in Europe?

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Maandag 30 nov 2020 20:00 – 21:30
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30 11 20
Marriage Migration and Integration

This seminar launches the book ‘Marriage Migration and Integration’. This book provides the first sustained empirical evidence on the relationships between marriage migration and processes of integration, focusing on two of the largest British ethnic minority groups involved in these kinds of transnational marriages – Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs. During the launch, the authors will present the key findings, followed by a Q&A with the virtual audience.

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Maandag 30 nov 2020 14:30 – 15:30
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26 11 20
Distinguished Lorentz Fellow Talk
Beyond the crisis in psychology

With the help of interdisciplinary research Iris van Rooij, Distinguished Lorentz Fellow 2020/21 at NIAS, will elaborate on possible ways out of the current crisis in psychology.

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Donderdag 26 nov 2020 16:00 – 17:30
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25 11 20
The Aesthetics and Affordances of Massive Media
What happens when a building becomes a screen?

What are the critical and creative possibilities of large-scale public projections, urban screens and media architecture, and the technical and social networks connected to them? We analyze the role that ‘massive media’ can play in practices of monumentality, public art, and digital placemaking and placekeeping.

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Woensdag 25 nov 2020 17:00 – 18:30
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05 11 20
European Politics in Transition #1
The US presidential elections: implications for Europe

The impact of the outcome of the US presidential elections extends far beyond North America. With scholars and journalists we discuss what the election results might mean for politics in European countries.

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Donderdag 5 nov 2020 17:30 – 19:00
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05 11 20
Great Thinkers #2
Nanke Verloo presents Chantal Mouffe

In this Great Thinkers Seminar, Nanke Verloo will present Chantal Mouffe, one of the most critical contemporary thinkers on democracy.

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Donderdag 5 nov 2020 15:30 – 16:30
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04 11 20
De wetenschap achter het vrouwelijk orgasme

Jarenlang werd het vrouwelijk orgasme voor onbelangrijk versleten. Het lichaam van de vrouw zou gemaakt zijn om kinderen te baren en een orgasme leek daarbij geen rol te spelen. Inmiddels is menigeen een andere mening toegedaan.

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Woensdag 4 nov 2020 20:00 – 21:00
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29 10 20
Which Ways Forward?
EU External Action against Deforestation

Fighting deforestation has quickly risen towards the top of the EU’s external action agenda. Not only is deforestation a major source of environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions, but it also contributes in many countries to rampant illegality and violations of indigenous community rights.

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Donderdag 29 okt 2020 10:00 – 16:30
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26 10 20
How and Why Economics Needs to Change

Amidst rising global inequality, migration, climate change, health pandemics and deepening poverty, it is time to redirect our economy towards more sustainable and socially just processes and outcomes. Join us in celebrating the new book ‘Wellbeing Economics’ by Nicky Pouw that argues for a new framework that puts human wellbeing at the centre. With: Nicky Pouw, Daniel Mügge and Brian Burgoon.

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Maandag 26 okt 2020 13:00 – 14:00
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23 10 20
Manufacturing reality in times of crisis
I don’t believe in facts

Embellished by social media, COVID-19 has triggered a veritable conspiracy boom, further eroding scientific and journalistic standards of objectivity and truth. Faced with crisis and the unknown, we look for answers beyond traditional media; and there are many charlatans ready to offer their services of providing easily digestible explanations.

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Vrijdag 23 okt 2020 20:00 – 21:30
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15 10 20
NIAS Talk
Whose climate crisis is it?

Where do we take the struggle for climate justice when governments continue to fail to make structural changes which are urgently needed? During this NIAS Talk, journalist Jaap Tielbeke and legal scholars Jeff Handmaker and Daphina Misiedjan discuss the role of (environmental) law in increasing efforts to fight climate change.

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Donderdag 15 okt 2020 20:00 – 21:30
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07 10 20
Great Thinkers #3
Vivienne Matthies-Boon presents Jürgen Habermas

In this talk, Vivienne Matthies-Boon will try and convince you of the many reasons why Jurgen Habermas is such a great thinker. Matthies-Boon will not only explain the core guiding principles of social equality and political justice that underlie his work but also trace his public interventions within the German and European contexts, making him an outspoken critic of social injustice.

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Woensdag 7 okt 2020 17:00 – 18:30
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06 10 20
Disinformation as Drama
Hollywood Double Agent

To the White House, the Vatican and deep behind the iron curtain: Boris Morros’s footsteps display a ‘Hollywood Double Agent’. What’s the bigger story behind this Cold War spy and how does it relate to today’s world?

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Dinsdag 6 okt 2020 20:00 – 21:30
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Online