SG lecture: Can Democracy Really Change, on Monday 10 February

This lecture by David Runciman will explore how democratic politics can adjust to a new reality without undermining the idea of democracy itself.

When: Monday 10 February, 20.00 – 21.45
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6

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Kick-off Green Impact, on Wednesday 5 February

Do you wish to contribute to sustainability at UM? Get involved in Green Impact!

Join the kick-off event on Wednesday 5 February and choose one of the themes to work on this year:

  • International business travel
  • Nature inclusive campus
  • Sustainable events & meetings
  • Health & wellbeing in buildings on campus
  • Competencies for UM staff members on sustainability

For more information, see here.

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Lecture Europa na de Brexit, on Thursday 6 February

In this lecture, Caroline de Gruyter discusses the consequences of Brexit on Europe. What new alliances can we expect? What countries play the ‘new game’ best? Will the Netherlands be one of these countries?

When: Thursday 6 February, 20.00 – 21.45
Where: Franz Palmzaal, Tongersestraat 53

Please note: the lecture is in Dutch.

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AGORA soirée ‘Rethinking Innocence in Intercountry Adoption’, 20 February

On 20 February, 18.00 – 21.00 at the Spiegelzaal (Grote Gracht 80-92), UM AGORA will host a soirée on ‘Rethinking Innocence in Intercountry Adoption‘.

Attendance is free, but registration is desired. To register, please send an email to before 8 February. All welcome!

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AMC colloquium on artful participation, on Wednesday 29 January

You are kindly invited to the Arts, Media & Culture Colloquium on Artful Participation – Doing Artistic Research with Symphonic Music Audiences by Ruth Benschop, Imogen Eve, Veerle Spronck, Peter Peters and Ties van de Werff.

When: Wednesday 29 January, 15.30
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

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Seminar series professionals in sustainability: water use, on 29 January

More and more jobs become available within the sustainability field. There is a need for lawyers, entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers and many more who have a background in sustainability.

Do you see yourself pursuing a career in this field? Then you are invited to attend seminars with professionals from the field.

When: Wednesday 29 January, 16.00 – 17.30
Where: Maastricht Sustainability Institute, Kapoenstraat 2, room 0.009
No need to sign up.

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SG lecture: Social Brains in Complex Societies, on Tuesday 4 February

Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors. How do we, using our primitive minds, survive in a modern information society and to what extent does evolution still influence our social behaviour?

What: SG lecture ‘Social Brains in Complex Societies: Are Humans Mismatched to Modern Life?’
When: Tuesday 4 February, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Speaker: Mark van Vugt

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GTD colloquium by Andrew Fischer, on Wednesday 5 February

Globalization, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium ‘The Political Economy of Externally Financing Social Policy in Developing Countries’ by Dr. Andrew M. Fischer, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

When: Wednesday 5 February, 15.30 – 17.00
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

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FASoS movie night: Her, on Tuesday 11 February

On Tuesday 11 February, FASoS organises a movie night at Lumière cinema. The movie ‘Her’ starts at 19.30, followed by a discussion moderated by Tsjalling Swierstra.

Tickets cost €5 for students and €6.50 for staff. Order your tickets here.

FASoS students receive a coin for a free drink at the start of the movie.

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SG lecture: the 2018 IPCC report on global warming, on 20 January

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on whether we can still limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and what the consequences would be. This lecture discusses how the report came about and how climate politics meets climate science within the IPCC.

When: Monday 20 January, 20.00
Where: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Free entrance.

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