Guest lecture by Prof. Nikolas Kompridis, on 2 July

On Monday 2 July, 10.00 – 11.00, Professor Kompridis will give a guest lecture on ‘Beginning and Belonging: The Contemporary Refugee Crisis and the Right to the Human Condition’. Nikolas Kompridis is professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at the Australian Catholic University. The lecture will take place in the Turnzaal, Grote Gracht 90-92. 
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Guest lecture by Prof. John Parkinson, on 5 July

On Thursday 5 July, 16.00 – 17.00, Professor Parkinson will give a guest lecture on ‘Communication as cultural practice: some implications for democratic theory’. John Parkinson is professor of Politics at the University of Canberra in Australia. The lecture will take place in the Turnzaal, Grote Gracht 90-92

SG Lecture: Data for the People, on 14 June

Studium Generale Lecture: Data for the People. Speaker: Dr. Andreas Weigend (author Data for the People)

Every day, as you browse the Internet and carry your mobile phone, you create and share data about yourself. This data of the people and by the people is the most important economic resource of the twenty-first century, as important as oil.

Thursday 14 June, 20.00, St. Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. Free entrance.

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Exhibition: ‘Rebel Girls: Illustrating Identity’, 18 June – 6 July

The exhibition ‘Rebel Girls: Illustrating Identity’ is linked to the inaugural chair of Emilie Sitzia. This experimental participatory exhibition explores the rebel girls of children’s literature. Through a selection of newly-collected personal stories, the exhibition examines our enduring connection with the rebel girls of children’s literature.

When: 18 June – 6 July 2018. Opening 17 June, 15.00 – 17.00
Where: Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam

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Exposition Law History in Honour of Louis Berkvens

On 15 June 2018 prof. Dr. Louis Berkvens will say goodbye to Maastricht University (UM) after 20 years of endowed professorship. In honor of his leave an exposition about law history and its development will be opened 11 June at UM’s administrative offices. The exposition holds works from the UM Library’s Special Collections, Centre Céramique and the Regional Historical Centre Maastricht (RHCL).

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Open air concert @ FASoS by University Orchestra Maastricht, on 13 June

On Wednesday 13 June, 20.00, University Orchestra Maastricht invites you to their open-air concert at the FASOS courtyard (GG90-92).

Inspired by Berlin’s vibrant 1920’s music, the repertoire includes music by Kurt Weill, Paul Lincke, Norbert Schulze, Ernst Toch, Bob Zimmerman, and Friedrich Hollaender. Conductor: Raymond Spons. Soloist: Imke Heitzer.

Tickets: €6 for students/ €12 other. Reservations can be made through:

Student Josh Oudendijk will perform at 60th anniversary of Benelux union

BA European Studies student Josh Oudendijk, a.k.a. Josh Island, has been selected as the only musician to perform at the 60th anniversary of the Benelux union. In the large audience of 450 people Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and King Philippe of Belgium will be present as well.

Josh has been asked to compose a song for this special occasion, which he will present in the BOZAR in Brussels on 5 June.

Conference ‘Achieving the SDGs: Who best serves the public interest?’

The conference ‘Achieving the SDGs: Who best serves the public interest?’ seeks to offer different perspectives concerning the role of various stakeholders in achieving the SDGs, paying particular attention to the globalization processes and historical and contemporary relations between the Global North and the Global South.

When: Thursday 7 June, 14.30-17.30
Place: Turnzaal, FASoS
Programme: download here

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CERiM Annual Conference 2018 ‘Beyond EU Membership’, on 7 June

The CERiM annual conference will discuss the meaning of membership in the current practice of the EU and invites to reflect on what is required for the future EU.

When: Thursday 7 June, 10.30 – 17.30
Where: Groote Sociëteit, Vrijthof 36

Please register online.

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SG Lecture: The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi, on 24 May

SG Lecture: ‘The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi‘ by Irwin Iradukunda, LGBT activist from Burundi.

Thursday 24 May, 20.00. Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2. Free entrance.

In April 2009, Burundi has codified homophobia, institutionalising stigma and discrimination against the LGBT community. Violation of the Article 567 of the Penal Code can lead to a sentence of two years in prison.

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