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Previous Who's in Town lectures

Results: 1 - 20 of 286
Results: 1 - 20 of 286
  • Daan van Schalkwijk Book Launch
    “Freedom in Quarantine” Book Launch
    4 Jul 2020 16:00 - 16:45 Lecture
    The pandemic confronts us with big questions about ourselves and our society. Can philosophy offer enlightenment? This book gives insight into the wisdom of ages on being a free human being. It proposes a way to ...
  • [CANCELLED] Emotion management in the civilizing (and compartmentalizing) process
    6 Apr 2020 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    In following the policy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this event has been cancelled due to recent measures being implemented to prevent the further spreading of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • [CANCELLED] Who becomes a 'bystander'?
    2 Apr 2020 18:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    In following the policy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this event has been cancelled due to recent measures being implemented to prevent the further spreading of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • [CANCELLED] Who becomes a 'victim' and how?
    24 Mar 2020 18:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    In following the policy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this event has been cancelled due to recent measures being implemented to prevent the further spreading of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • [CANCELLED] Who is ‘the perpetrator’?
    19 Mar 2020 18:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    In following the policy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this event has been cancelled due to recent measures being implemented to prevent the further spreading of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Prof. Jan Willem Duyvendak
    [CANCELLED] The Return of the Native: Dutch nativism and the emotional turn in politics and social science
    17 Mar 2020 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    In following the policy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this event has been cancelled due to recent measures being implemented to prevent the further spreading of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • AUC Logic Lectures,Ulle Endriss,Amsterdam,Lectures
    [CANCELLED] AUC Logic Lectures: Ulle Endriss on Judgment Aggregation
    16 Mar 2020 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    In following the policy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this event has been cancelled due to recent measures being implemented to prevent the further spreading of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Social groups in conflict
    12 Mar 2020 18:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    In this introductory first lecture of the "Making sense of mass violence" seminar series on social groups in conflict, the following questions will be addressed: how do social conflicts become violent? How does ...
  • Prof. Dr. Agneta Fischer
    The role of emotions in intergroup relations
    28 Feb 2020 12:30 - 14:00 Lecture
    Emotions are not just individual states of minds, but essentially take form in social relations. Emotions express the motivation to relate to others in specific ways, as in avoiding, derogating, attacking, admiring ...
  • What everyone should know about climate change
    5 Feb 2020 16:00 - 17:30 Lecture
    Amidst the barrage of conflicting information, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make sense of climate change. Some claim it’s wildly overblown, others call it a catastrophe. In his Dutch book ‘Wat iedereen zou ...
  • Alexander Rinnooy Kan Who's in Town AUC
    Annual Alpbach Lecture - The joint challenge of gloom and prosperity
    4 Feb 2020 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    So much progress, and yet so much gloom, as we struggle to make sense of the future. Not a time for easy answers, but very good reasons to reflect on what our priorities for the next decade ought to be.
  • Kate Barclay Whos in Town
    Numbers and stories: interdisciplinary research in fisheries management
    27 Nov 2019 12:35 - 13:35 Lecture
    Interdisciplinary approaches can have great impact in research that specifically aims to influence policy – where gaining the attention of politicians and the voting public is important. On the one hand, impressive ...
  • AUC logic lecture Johan van Bentham,AUC lectures,Amsterdam University College Who's in Town
    AUC Logic Lectures: Logic and Information Flow
    11 Nov 2019 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture
    Starting from logical patterns in inferences, we broaden our scope to other information-producing actions such as questions and observations. These, too, have valid patterns that can be described using techniques ...
  • Ed Winters
    The Future of Animal-Friendly Food
    7 Nov 2019 08:45 - 10:45 Lecture
    As part of Big Questions in Future Society, this Who's in Town lecture concerns the future of sustainable food. Focus is given to the increasing realisation that, due to increasing awareness of climate change and ...
  • Susi Snyder - Nuclear Weapons
    The threat of nuclear weapons and what you can do about it
    6 Nov 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Lecture
    Nuclear weapons remain the most destructive weapons ever designed. Weapons designed to devastate cities, to annihilate armies, and to vaporize populations. Nuclear weapons are things that we tend to think of in the ...
  • Lithograph of José Guadalupe Posada
    Celebration of the Days of the Dead at AUC
    5 Nov 2019 12:30 - 14:00 Lecture
    The celebration of the Days of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican tradition, combining the Pre-Hispanic tradition of honouring the dead with Spanish influences of the Catholic Church. Throughout Mexico and in other parts ...
  • Casper Hesp WiT
    Deeply felt affect: understanding emotions through deep active inference
    1 Nov 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Lecture
    The study of feelings and moods can be understood as self-organising patterns that span our entire bodies – they shape the way we tend to act overall, but also much faster processes that happen in our bodies, down to ...
  • Don Weenink
    The micro-sociology of violent situations
    7 Oct 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    Don Weenink will present the micro-sociological approach to studying violence. Micro-sociology perceives violence as meaningful, embodied and emotionally charged interactions in which people purposively inflict ...
  • Dr Marcel Canoy Whos in Town
    How did Rabobank change after the crisis?
    20 Jun 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Lecture
    For the past two years, economist Marcel Canoy has been “a fly on the wall” without restrictions at Rabobank and wrote a book about his experience called “De bank van goede bedoelingen” (the bank of good intentions). ...
  • WIT Background
    Screening Man Made + Q&A with filmmaker Sunny Bergman
    12 Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Lecture
    Real men are stoic, never cry and make hard jokes. In Man Made, Sunny Bergman examines the social ideas about masculinity. What is seen as typically male and in which stereotypes does that express itself? And do men ...