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30 04 21
Refugees and Religion

The complex role of religion in the flight and accommodation of refugees is often overlooked or narrowed down to questions about the presumed backwardness of religious conflict or moral superiority of a welcoming culture. With the editors of Refugees and Religion we discuss the issue of religion from a broader, comparative and historical perspective, understanding religious refugees as an integral part of the modern world.

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Vrijdag 30 apr 2021 17:00 – 18:30
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29 04 21
Anti-lockdown Protests and the (Geo)Politics of Statephobia
Statephobia: Whose Sovereignty?

In this first episode of the Statephobia and Statephilia Series, political philosopher Mitchell Dean, one of the foremost contemporary theorists of state power, and political geographer Luiza Bialasiewicz discuss the nature of the current Covid-19 protests and their wider political as well as geopolitical implications.

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Donderdag 29 apr 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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26 04 21
Frans de Waal on Beauty and Behaviour

‘You look beautiful today!’ or ‘What a beautiful person!’ We are all familiar with such statements about us or other people. The fundamental question underlying these remarks is: What do we mean by beauty and how does it affect us?

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Maandag 26 apr 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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12 04 21
Grasping AI’s True Intelligence
Bits of Bias

AI is all around us: from corona apps to TikTok and from facial recognition to deep fakes. During Imagine Film Festival 2021 we explore the world of Coded Bias, an intriguing documentary that confronts us with the dark sides of Artificial Intelligence. Following the screening of Coded Bias (get your free ticket here), we wonder: While AI is defining us, we should not forget asking who is defining AI – and with what results: AI that is caring and creative or biased and dangerous? 

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Maandag 12 apr 2021 17:00 – 18:30
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Online
01 04 21
Citizen-state relations in the city
Hear me out!

In this NIAS Talk fellows Anouk de Koning, Nanke Verloo and Markha Valenta discuss contemporary urban citizenship in Amsterdam as there is increasing emphasis on democratization and representation in citizen-state relations.

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Donderdag 1 apr 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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29 03 21
Bringing ‘Faction’ to Philosophy
Spinozaland

Spinoza’s world was inhabited by men and women passionately exploring freedom and truth. In his novel Spinozaland, philosopher Maxime Rovère brings this world to life and provides an original approach to Spinoza’s philosophy.

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Maandag 29 mrt 2021 17:00 – 18:00
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23 03 21
New Visions of German History

In a new Amsterdam German Studies Lecture historian Frank Biess pleads for new narratives for the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Too often, German postwar history has been depicted as a success story of a country which eventually arrived in the fold of Western liberalism.

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Dinsdag 23 mrt 2021 18:00 – 19:30
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Online
16 03 21
A discussion on science funding
Vote for science?

As grants and budgeting priorities have been put under greater scrutiny due to the corona pandemic, scientists are dealing with new challenges in the way their work is funded. These will be felt by generations to come. Is the current division of money well meditated? How to determine what kind of research is worthy of support?

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Dinsdag 16 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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Online
15 03 21
Collecting and Mapping Knowledge of Southern Africa
Rethinking Colonial Cartography

In this NIAS Talk we investigate late nineteenth century maps of southern Africa, made and compiled by European settlers. Many colonists who settled in what would become South Africa felt a need to map the land in order to ‘know’ it. What happens when we read colonial maps as texts?

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Maandag 15 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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11 03 21
European Politics in Transition #4
Turning out- or inwards?

The Netherlands on the EU and international stage after the 2021 elections.

On 17 March 2021, a new parliament will be elected in the Netherlands. Many of the issues that feature prominently in party manifestos and the campaign have an obvious international dimension: the economic recession that is manifesting itself, the European distribution of Covid vaccines, or the measures needed to tackle climate change. Moreover, the outcome of the elections impacts on the government composition, and hence on the position of the Netherlands on the EU and international stage.

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Donderdag 11 mrt 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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08 03 21
Dit hebben wij in huis! #8
Gender and Citizenship in the Dutch Caribbean

Together with Associate Professor Theatre Studies Sruti Bala and Rose Mary Allen, Professor of Culture, Community and History at the University of Curaçao, we will look at the developments of women’s studies and feminist movements in the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

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Maandag 8 mrt 2021 17:00 – 18:00
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Online
25 02 21
Schools, peers, and parents in pandemic times
When the Great Equalizer shuts down

In 1848 Horace Mann wrote that schools and education are the great equalizer of conditions of men; the balance wheel of the social machinery. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have remained closed for long periods around the globe, depriving society of this powerful equalizing force of education accessible to all. What are the consequences on children today and on the future society?

Datum
Donderdag 25 feb 2021 17:00 – 18:30
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Online
15 02 21
NIAS Talk
Newcomers’ Right to the City

With increasing worldwide migrant mobilities it is not always clear who has the right to the city. What is the role of the newcomer in an urbanized world?

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Maandag 15 feb 2021 18:30 – 20:00
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Online
10 02 21
European Politics in Transition #3
Work, Family, Fatherland: Social Populism in Central and Eastern Europe

The new east-west divide in Europe is not just about authoritarian regimes defying the rule of law. In this European Politics In Transition lecture Mitchell Orenstein and Bojan Bugarič show that populist social appeals centered around ‘work, family, and fatherland’ are central to understanding the success of authoritarian government in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Woensdag 10 feb 2021 20:00 – 21:30
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Online
08 02 21
Dit hebben wij in huis! #4
The Future of the Soviet Past: Can ‘Doing History’ Further Reconciliation in Russia?

What are the prospects for reconciliation when a state denies, marginalizes, or appropriates the narrative regarding a history of repression? In conjunction with the end of the Soviet era and the global ascent of the human rights discourse, observers and Gulag survivors alike expected that the nation’s history of repression would be more fully acknowledged and redressed. This proved inaccurate.

Datum
Maandag 8 feb 2021 17:00 – 18:00
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04 02 21
NIAS Talk
Mapping Belonging as a Field of Study

‘To belong: to be in the right place or a suitable place. To feel happy or comfortable in a situation.’ According to the Cambridge dictionary, the very word ‘belonging’ conjures up warm feelings. But what about the tensions present in this word?

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Donderdag 4 feb 2021 20:00 – 21:00
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Online
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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Online
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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Online
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.

Datum
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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