MUSTS Colloquium, on 23 May

MUSTS Colloquium: discussing ‘Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings’

Raf de Bont, Joeri Bruyninckx, Jens Lachmund & Miriam Meissner

Wednesday 23 May, 15.30 – 17.00,
GG 80-82, Attic

This MUSTS meeting will be an Authors-meet-Critics session on Raf de Bont’s and Jens Lachmund’s book Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings (Routledge, 2017). Joeri Bruyninckx and Miriam Meissner will act as commentators.

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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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Workshop ‘Public Ethics and Integrity in the European Parliament and Commission’

As the mandate of the current European Parliament and Commission is drawing to an end – with elections planned for next year – this workshop takes stock of ethics and transparency measures initiated and/or implemented in both institutions since 2014. The workshop is convened by Dr. Andreea Năstase (FASoS) and Dr. Natassa Athanasiadou (Law).

Friday 25 May, 10.00-18.00, UM Brussels Campus (Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 153). Register online.

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Meet Maastricht Festival, 25-27 May 2018

Meet Maastricht Festival, 25-27 May 2018, is a celebration of local culture, heritage, food, nature, and music. 30 cultural activities in English, with local experts, prepared for the international community of Maastricht. Don’t miss it! More information please check:

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The Fashion Dialogue: a Clash of Values, on 17 June

Join the internationally-renowned guests on Sunday 17 June from 14.00-15.30 during a unique conversation about the current and future role that fashion plays in individuals’ lives, our society and today’s economy. Act quick: Limited seat availability!

The Fashion Dialogue: a Clash of Values
Sunday 17 June 2018 | 14.00 – 15.30 | LAB-Gebouw, Maastricht | Part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018
Free admission, registration necessary.

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Workshop on The ECB’s accountability in a multilevel European order

On 29-30 May, a workshop organised by Diane Fromage and Phedon Nicolaides (Maastricht University) will be held at the Maastricht University Campus, Brussels. The event is free but registration is required.

The workshop will offer renewed perspectives on the question of the ECB’s accountability, informed by the exceptional transformations that its mandate, functions and tasks have undergone over the last few years.

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Conference on Beyond Membership: The Transformation of the EU, on 7 June

On Thursday 7 June, CERiM will be hosting a conference titled: ‘Beyond Membership: The Transformation of the European Union’. Registration is now open. Students will receive a participation certificate when attending the whole day.

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Inaugural Lecture E. Sitzia at University of Amsterdam, on 4 July

On Wednesday 4 July at 16.00, Professor E. Sitzia, named Professor by Special Appointment of Illustration, will deliver her inaugural lecture with the title: “Illustration is everyone’s mother tongue.” The Role of Illustration in Individual Identity Formation. Everyone is welcome to attend.

History Colloquium by Dr Alanna O’Malley, on 3 May

This presentation will deal with the main ideas of the recently published book: ‘The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-1964.’ This book reinterprets the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, presenting a multidimensional view of the organisation.

Speaker: Dr Alanna O’Malley, University of Leiden

When: Thursday 3 May, 18.00 – 20.00
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG80-82

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PhD Defence Ties van de Werff, on 16 May

Ties van de Werff will defend his PhD dissertation ‘Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life’ in the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, on Wednesday 16 May at 10.00, followed by a reception at Cafe de Poort, between 12.00 and 16.00. Further details are available through paranymph Sarah Weingartz, and through his website. Ties’s supervisors are prof.dr. T. Swierstra and prof.dr. H. Pott.

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