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Previous events and lectures

Results: 421 - 438 of 438
Results: 421 - 438 of 438
  • Dr. Annemie Ploeger: Evolution of the human mind
    17 Nov 2010 14:00 - 16:00 Lecture
    Evolutionary psychologists assume that the human mind evolved just like body parts such as the heart, the liver and the kidneys. If most scientists are Darwinists, why is this a controversial point of view? How do we ...
  • Prof. Dr. Guy Widdershoven: Ethics at the end of life
    15 Nov 2010 18:30 - 20:30 Lecture
    In the past decades, patients have gained influence on decisions in health care. If a competent patient refuses treatment, this should be respected by the physician. In the Netherlands
  • Yoseph Mulugeta: Human Rights Watch
    12 Nov 2010 18:00 - 19:30 Lecture
    Despite a worsening human rights record, Ethiopia receives more than 3 billion dollars in foreign aid every year-a third of its national budget. The Ethiopian government uses this aid to consolidate control by the ...
  • Drs. Max Wildschut: Evolutionary Psychology and the Human Workplace
    10 Nov 2010 14:00 - 16:00 Lecture
    Both the animal zoo and human organisations are artificial environments in which organisms function. In the zoo we've learned that the way we design this artificial environment will affect the animal profoundly. ...
  • Seminar: Captured Death: The Boundaries of Photojournalism
    9 Nov 2010 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Programme 18.00 Introduction Introduction by Willem Diepraam, recipient of the BNO Piet Zwart Prize, the Dutch Design Awards lifetime achievement award, on the history, mission, and principles of war reporting. ...
  • Prof. Simon Marginson: International students as temporary migrants
    2 Nov 2010 18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
    Cosmopolitan assets? Dangerous invaders? Or quasi-citizens? Around the world there are 3.3 million international students and in the last decade numbers have grown by 11 % a year. Officially, nations like the ...
  • Prof. Dr. Redmond O'Hanlon: Two travel writers sharing one passion: Darwin
    1 Nov 2010 18:30 - 20:30 Lecture
    Widely known as the founding father of evolutionary theory, the human side of Darwin is far less known. What drove him to postpone publication of his life work for almost 20 years? What made him change his mind? How ...
  • Dr. Tsvi Vinig: Jazz improvisation approach to entrepreneurship
    27 Oct 2010 18:00 - 19:30 Lecture
    Entrepreneurship is the process of discovering, evaluating and exploiting opportunities for innovative products, services or technologies. Entrepreneurship is driven by ideas, which are in infinite supply; no ...
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Schliesser: "Philosophical Prophecy and the Origins of Liberalism: Hobbes and Spinoza on Salvation"
    18 Oct 2010 18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
    Philosophic prophecy is a genre of philosophic writing which aims to provide an account, often historical or mythical, that is intended to promote a desirable and possible future. While philosophic prophecy is not ...
  • Ronald Meester: Probability and statistics in court--the roles of the expert and the judge
    29 Sep 2010 10:00 - 12:00 Lecture
    Should the judge become a statistician? In recent years we have witnessed several legal cases where it became clear that judges and other legal representatives had difficulties understanding probabilistic reasoning, ...
  • Vanessa Nigten MA: Less Prevention, More Ambition: Dutch Development Policy in Perspective
    7 Jun 2010 18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
    What is the actual status of Dutch development aid? Why would the Netherlands continue to give aid? What should a reformation in the actual aid structure look like? These are some of the questions that the Scientific ...
  • Seminar: UN, Now U!: Make, do and mend
    26 May 2010 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Should the efficiency of the United Nations be improved? Does the UN fail to deal with international security issues adequately? Can our generation someday make the UN function more effectively? Amsterdam ...
  • Bert Koenders MA: Development Aid: The effects and consequences of the economic crisis
    18 May 2010 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture
    Does development aid hurt or help the countries that receive it? What effects has the economic crisis had on development aid? Drs. Bert Koenders, former Minister for Development Cooperation in the Netherlands, will ...
  • Michal Shabtay MA: Islamic Art: Definition, concept and impact on Western Culture
    17 May 2010 18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
    What is the significance of Islamic art for the identity of Muslims and how has it influenced western culture as we know it? Drs. Michal Shabtay, media artist, filmmaker and curator draws on her knowledge of ...
  • Prof. David Thorburn: No Elegies for Gutenberg: The Culture of Print and Our Digital Future
    22 Apr 2010 19:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    Does the advent of the Internet spell demise for the print media? Professor David Thorburn, an expert in the area of film and media and cultural studies, suggests that this view is premature. He discusses why print ...
  • Boris Dittrich: Comparing Democracies
    14 Apr 2010 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture
    Boris Dittrich , a resident of the United States and Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, will compare the transparency of Dutch democracy with that of the USA. Which system gives more power to the people? And ...
  • Thérèse Onderdenwijngaard MA: Civil War and Terrorism in Sri Lanka
    12 Apr 2010 18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
    The civil war in Sri Lanka ended after 25 years in a cruel final battle in May 2009. The conflict however, remains unresolved. Thérèse Onderdenwijngaard, an expert in the field, will give an overview of the history ...
  • Prof. Dr. Frans Berkhout: Climate after Copenhagen
    25 Mar 2010 18:30 - 20:00 Lecture
    The EU did not achieve its objectives at the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009. Prof. Dr. Berkhout, who was part of the Dutch scientific delegation in Copenhagen outlines the main results of Copenhagen ...