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The World in Motion: India on the rise?

Tuesday Novemer 30th 2021 | 20:00-21:30 | Academiegebouw (Aula) During his seven years in office, the Indian prime-minister Modi has been accused of concentrating authority in his own hands, dismantling democratic institutions, and advancing religious majoritarianism in political and public life. Meanwhile, he and his party continue to win election after election. Why is he […]

Cartography in Present and Past: The Art and Science of Mapping the World

Tuesday November 16th 2021 | 20:00-21:30 | Marinus Ruppertgebouw zaal A Do you have a map hanging on the wall of your living room? Or maybe you even own a globe that shows geographical information about the whole world? Humans are often fascinated by cartography, which combines art and science to graphically represent a geographical […]

The World in Motion: Superpower Brazil?

Tuesday November 9th 2021 | 20:00-21:30 | Academiegebouw (Aula) The time that Brazil was the progressive champion of the developing world, seems over. Growing social polarization, political instability, and endemic violence and insecurity led to the presidency of the radical right wing politician Bolsonaro. Corruption and austerity measures created economic stagnation and led to rising […]

Afghanistan: The Taliban on the March

Tuesday November 2th 2021 | 20:00-21:30 | Instituto Cervantes On August 15th, The Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul, taking over virtually the entire country. Before this recent development, many parts of the country were already in Taliban hands. During this time, attacks have occurred regularly in the areas still under government control. While Afghanistan […]

After the Impact: a Journey into the Investigations of Air Incidents

Tuesday October 26th 2021 | 20:00-21:30 | Instituto Cervantes What happens after a plane goes down? Which country is responsible for the investigation? And what happens when a country is unable to perform a correct investigation? This and more will be discussed with Maurice Peters, a senior air safety investigator at the Dutch Safety Board. […]

The World in Motion: What Widodo Wants

Tuesday October 19th 2021 | 20:00-21:30 | Academiegebouw (Aula) After his election in 2014, President Joko Widodo was named Indonesia’s Obama. “A new hope”, Time Magazine headlined. He proved that an ordinary Indonesian could trump the political elite and promised to speak for the ordinary masses. Since then, he has improved the country’s infrastructure, promoted […]

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. […]