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Is the Earth flat?! On Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories

Tuesday October 1st 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 hrs |Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht | Where do conspiracy theories come from? What drives belief in such theories?  Conspiracy theories are all around us: 9/11, moon landing hoax, Illuminati, UFO cover-up, Obama’s birth certificate, and so on. Defenders and opponents of conspiracy theories seem […]

Who’s afraid of neoliberalism?

Tuesday September 24th 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 hr | Studium Generale UU|Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht | Privatisation, financialisation and the dismantling of the welfare state: the rise of neoliberalism in the 90s left some big losers in its wake. According to sociologist Dr Stephanie L. Mudge (UC Davis) leftist political parties are to […]

De Macht van Taal

Dinsdag 17 september 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 uur |Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht (stad) | Hoewel we vaak niet nadenken over hoe we bepaalde zaken zeggen en welke woorden wij hiervoor gebruiken, kan de consequentie van het gebruiken van bepaalde woorden of concepten groot zijn doordat zij de manier waarop we de […]