Expert Roundtable: Brexit and Beyond, on 29 March

On 29 March 2019 the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. Yet, the outcome and modalities of the UK’s departure are more uncertain than ever and the future relationship between the UK and the EU remains highly indeterminate.

Join our panel with distinguished scholars from across Europe to look beyond the headlines, dissect the Brexit process and consider its consequences.

Friday 29 March, 17.30 – 20.00 at FASoS. Register online.

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AMC Colloquium: ‘Tacky and Taboo Stories?’, on 27 March

AMC Colloquium: ‘Tacky and Taboo Stories? Life Stories of Care in a Context of Social Neglect’
Speaker: Janna Klostermann, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

When: Wednesday 27 March, 15.30
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

This presentation explores the possibilities and limits of using life stories – however tacky or taboo – to learn about social norms and about extended social relations and imaginaries.

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Maastricht University supports the Maastricht Climate March, on 15 March

Three students of Maastricht University (including a FASoS student) got inspired by two girls from Maastricht, who were on strike all day on 7 February at the town hall. The students would like to support them by organising the first Maastricht Climate March.

We are very proud that our community is so dedicated to our planet’s future. That is why we support the Maastricht Climate March on Friday 15 March, organised by Students 4 Climate.

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Mosaïek’s Big Book Swap, on 17 March

Mosaïek warmly invites you to our BIG BOOK SWAP. If you’re looking for a chill place to hang out and find some new exciting books to read, join us @THE LAB on 17 March, 15.00.

How to participate:
Bring a book that you’ve read and/or that you don’t mind parting with. Bring your lovely presence. Swap your book out for another. Profit.

Mosaïek is providing:

  • A cool way to trade books
  • A Book Quiz (Win a free book)
  • Snacks

SG Lecture: Empire of Things, on 18 March

We are what we consume. Our economies live or die by spending, and we define ourselves by our possessions. This ever-richer lifestyle has had a profound impact on our planet. How have we come to live with so much stuff?

Studium Generale Lecture
Speaker: Prof. Frank Trentmann, Professor of History, Birkbeck College and Consumer Society Research Centre, University of London

Monday 18 March, 20.00. Auditorium, MBB 4-6. Free entrance.

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Surviving Trump, Brexit and the BRICS, Studio Europa lecture on 19 March

The post-war international liberal order is under threat. While traditional multilateral global governance prospered in the first two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the work of international organizations has become fiercely contested in recent years.

During this roundtable debate, experts from FASoS, LAW and UCM will discuss how Europe can stand up for global governance.

Tuesday 19 March, 16.00 – 17.30. FASoS, Turnzaal. Please register online.

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Conference in honour of Simon Duke at Campus Brussels, on 21 March

A conference on ‘The Making of European Security Policy: Challenges for the Future‘ will be organised at the Campus Brussels of Maastricht University on 21 March. This conference anticipates the publication of an edited volume marking the academic legacy of the late Simon Duke and brings close collaborators of this respected scholar, colleague and friend of many of us at Maastricht University.

Everyone is welcome but registration is required.

Clothes swap/workshop event by FASoS Soylent Green, on 22 March

While the sun slowly rears its head in Maastricht, it is time to have a fresh start for this coming spring! It is why the FASoS Green Impact team is organising its spring event for students and staff members!

Join us on Friday 22 March from 15.00 – 17.30 at the lecture hall for a clothes swap, a dish soap workshop, or to get one of the gorgeous sustainable notebooks made by ARBOR.

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Jean Monnet Lecture with Luuk van Middelaar, on 28 March

On 28 March, 18.30-20.00 in the Statenzaal at the Faculty of Law, the next Jean Monnet lecture takes place: ‘European elections in times of crises: bring on the Opposition!’ by Luuk van Middelaar.

As part of this year’s focus on the EP elections, van Middelaar’s presentation will provide an expert account and an insider’s view of the build-up to the vote and the relevance of the upcoming elections for the future of Europe.

Please register beforehand.

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Inaugural lecture Peter Peters, on 29 March

On Friday 29 March Peter Peters, who is appointed as extraordinary professor of ‘Innovation of Classical Music’ at FASoS, holds his inaugural lecture: “Unfinished Symphonies”.

On 29 and 30 March MCICM’s first symposium ‘Rehearsing Orchestral Innovation’ takes place.

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