Future of the forests

Tuesday October 27th 2020 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht | Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | It is widely known that many forests in the world are endangered by (illegal) clearcutting, especially the Amazon rainforest. However, more and more attention is given to planting new trees, partly in order to combat climate change. […]

International Security in a Changing Environment

Tuesday October 13th 2020 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | While climate change is becoming increasingly tangible all over the world, with unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires, annually increasing storms and rising sea levels, more and more attention is given to these direct effects of climate change, and how […]

Fourth Wave Feminism: A Digital Revolution?

Tuesday September 8th 2020 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Suffragettes, burning bras, demands for reproductive rights… Although we still have vivid images of feminists, most of these concepts are considered a part of our recent or even not-too-recent history. And yet, feminism is alive and kicking. The fight for equal rights worldwide has never disappeared, […]

Rechten van het kind: jong en ongelijk

Dinsdag 23 juni | 20:30 – 21:30 | Facebook en YouTube |  Mensenrechten zijn een belangrijk onderwerp in onze huidige maatschappij: de overheid moet voor ieder mens en kind deze rechten respecteren en garanderen. Met de huidige focus op mensenrechten in het algemeen, door bijvoorbeeld de protesten tegen politiegeweld in Amerika, maar ook in Nederland, […]

Modern Islam in the Middle East

Tuesday June 16th 2020 | 20:30 – 21:45 | Facebook and YouTube | The Islam is the second largest religion in the world and the fastest growing. It is often criticised by right-wing political parties in Western countries for outdated values concerning women or gay rights. Yet the Islam that is criticised may not be […]

Filmlezing: Bevrijding van Nederland

Dinsdag 9 juni | 20:30 – 21:45 | Facebook en YouTube | Zeker nu met 75 jaar bevrijding is de Tweede Wereldoorlog en de nasleep daarvan een belangrijk onderwerp. Daarom kun je op 9 juni met de SIB kijken naar twee documentaires van Liefke Knol met dit thema gevolgd door live achtergrond en commentaar van […]

The impact of disease

Tuesday June 2nd 2020 | 20:30 – 21:30 | Facebook and YouTube | During this evening we will focus on the human psyche with a field expert. We will discuss psychological and psychiatric diseases. What are their effects on people and their environment? What is it like to be sick, and hospitalized in the worst […]

Productivity and mental clarity

Tuesday May 19th 2020 | 20:00 – 21:00 | Facebook and YouTube | It seems that our obsession with productivity has exploded over the past years. With the advent of social media, it has become harder to focus on the things that we would actually like to do. Luckily there are several apps and extensions […]

Sharing is caring: the age of social media

Tuesday May 12th 2020 | 20:00 – 21:00 | Facebook and YouTube | With the rise of the internet during the last 50 years, social media has found its way into all aspects of our lives. Whether we use it to stay in touch with friends from high school, share pictures of a nice vacation […]

75 Years of Peace and Refugees

Tuesday May 5th 2020 | 20:00 – 21:00 | Facebook and YouTube | May 5th marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands and the end of World War 2 for the Dutch. Although the fighting was over, the crisis continued for many millions. After the defeat of Nazi Germany, some ten million […]