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Doping: schone sport of schone schijn?

Dinsdag 3 december 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes | Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | Doping en sport zijn al sinds mensenheugenis onlosmakelijk met elkaar verbonden en het heeft geleid tot grote onthullingen en misschien ook wel grootse prestaties. Er zijn talloze schandalen bekend waarvan Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones en het recente Russische […]

Nieuwe Media: de opkomst van Podcasts

Dinsdag 28 januari 2020 | 19:45 – 21:30 uur |Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | Waarom luisteren we ineens massaal podcasts? Hoe kunnen we het succes van dit nieuwe medium verklaren? Ze zijn er over elk onderwerp: van politiek en hobby’s, tot sport of cultuur. Hoewel podcasts al sinds 2004 bestaan, rijst de […]

Perspectives on DNA

Tuesday December 17th 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | DNA is the most important carrier of our genetic material. It is the molecule that not only determines your hair or skin colour, but also which hereditary diseases children can get from their parents. In addition, your genetics […]

Cyberoorlog: van Chinese hackers tot Russische inmenging

Dinsdag 26 november 2019 | 20:15 – 21:45 |Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht |Domplein 29, 3512 Utrecht | De troepenmacht is gekrompen, de tanks zijn verkocht, en zelfs munitie is beperkter beschikbaar. Hoe lost Defensie dit op? Sinds het einde van de Koude Oorlog is er veel bezuinigd op de Nederlandse defensie. Toch is op één ding […]

Artificial Intelligence and Man

Tuesday November 19th 2019 | 19:45 – 21:15 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | It has become impossible to imagine a world without machines, but some work done by machines is not self-evident. When we talk about Artificial Intelligence, Facebook, Instagram, and advertisements immediately come to mind. Besides ‘big data’, there are […]

The scramble for the North Pole

Tuesday November 12th, 2019 | 20:00 – 21:30 hr | Studium Generale UU|Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht | The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on earth. Some recent estimates even indicate that the area could be ice-free during summer from 2040 onwards. With new sea routes opening up and enormous oil and […]

Don’t bring your raincoat: Drought in the Netherlands

Tuesday November 5th 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | When you think of climate change in the Netherlands, themes such as sea level rise, increasing temperatures and biodiversity loss might come to mind. Even though these issues are very pressing, another extremely important impact of climate change […]

Coral reefs: victims of profit maximisation

Tuesday October 29th 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | To this day, we have lost a quarter of all coral reefs worldwide, and 60% will be destroyed in the coming 30 years. How did this ecological disaster occur, and what can we do about it? This has […]

Film Talk: The Kill Team (2019)

Tuesday October 22nd 2019 | 19:00 – 21:15 | Louis Hartlooper Complex |Tolsteegbrug 1, Utrecht | When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), he considers reporting them to higher-ups — but […]

De democratie onder vuur

Dinsdag 15 oktober 2019 | 20.00 – 21.30 uur |Studium Generale UU |Domplein 29, 3512 Utrecht | Na 1989 zou de liberale democratie Europa veroveren. Maar nu zien we overal populistische leiders opkomen die weinig waarde hechten aan gelijkheid, onafhankelijke rechtspraak en persvrijheid. Wat ging er mis? Journalist Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal interviewt o.a. politicoloog […]