Why Love One but Eat the Other? Human-Animal Relations As a Discipline

Tuesday October 5th 2021 | 19:45 – 21:15 | Instituto Cervantes Since the origin of our species have we interacted with other species around us. We hunted them for food or sport, domesticated and held them for meat and dairy, trained them to guard us, and loved them as pets, the human history could not […]

Political Café: Afterthoughts on the German Elections

Tuesday September 28th 2021 | 19:45 – 21:15 | Café Hemingway Sunday 26 September is an important day for Germany, as on that day their general elections will take place. Merkel has previously indicated that she will no longer act as chancellor and will withdraw. It will be interesting to see whether Merkel’s Christian Democratic […]

Heart of the Matter: Inequality in the Medical World?

Tuesday September 21st 2021 | 19:45 – 21:15 | Café Hemingway Even though we are all living longer and healthier lives than ever, there are still inequalities when it comes to medical care. We are increasingly able to diagnose and treat disease, however medical research is still more often done on men than on women. […]

SIB-Utrecht x PAX College Tour: Gender, Peace and Security

Tuesday September 14th. 19:45-21:15. Instituto Cervantes Uneven gender relations and power balances can be a motive for conflict. Gender is thus an important factor to understand the dynamics of conflict and peace. Therefore PAX strives for inclusive and sustainable peace processes. But how do you strengthen the influence that women have in this process? And […]

The Future of Belarus: What to Expect from Lukaschenko

Tuesday September 7th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht Alexandr Lukashenko has been the president of Belarus since 1994. After being president of Belarus for such a long time, Lukashenko became a popular topic in the international media after he was re-elected in August 2020. Critics believed that the 2020 re-election as […]


To start the new academic year, 2021 SIB-Utrecht will take on The Hague on September 1st! Come with us as we explore the Peace Palace and play a fun game around The Hague to discover the many things the city has to offer! The trip will cost €7,50 total, and it’s a great way to […]

SIB-Utrecht x UIT week

SIB is the social association with intellectual depth. At SIB, you can enjoy, explore and experience the world around you. Come to our lectures at the Domplein, sing your heart out during a cantus, negotiate your way to world domination during our Simulation, or join us on a trip to Russia, Spain or Georgia. You […]

Infected Development: How To Grow While Hit The Hardest?

Tuesday June 29th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:30 | The global pandemic has not been fair to the developing countries. Not only are some of them hit harder than the rest of the world, vaccination of their population goes slowly. As a result, many of the developing countries are dealing with health, social, and economic […]

Literary Café: Freedom and Censorship

Tuesday June 22nd 2021 | 20:00 – 21:30 | Zoom | In 1989, the the Supreme Leader of Iran issued a Fatwa on Salman Rushdie, on basis of blasphemy against Islam and calling for muslims to kill him or point him out to others to do so if they cannot kill him themselves. Harry Potter […]