SG lecture: Psychology and the Law, on Monday 26 October

Biases plague many domains of our life and the legal system is no exception. Experts are therefore relied upon heavily, as their judgment is regarded as objective and impartial.

Drawing from the field of criminal justice, Itiel Dror will present data from real casework during this lecture, showing that many different types of biases affect even experts.

When: Monday 26 October, 20.00
Where: Zoom

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Lecture: Does Citizenship Matter?, on Wednesday 28 October

On 28 October at 19.00, UNSA, Refugee Project Maastricht and UNU-MERIT organise the second edition of the Migration Lecture Series on citizenship: Does holding citizenship affect migrants’ life experience and, if so, how?

In this lecture, Prof. Maarten Vink discusses the controversial and complex relation between immigrant naturalisation and life experiences within the host society.

For more information, see the Facebook event.

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SG lecture: the ethics of technology, on Thursday 29 October

On Thursday 29 October, from 20.00 – 21.45, Studium Generale organises a lecture on the ethics of technology. You can view the livestream here.

Katleen Gabriels will talk about Artificial Intelligence and her latest book ‘Rules for Robots’. Cultural sociologist Siri Beerends discusses the risks of Artificial Intelligence.

Online debate European security, on Friday 30 October

On 30 October, from 10.00 – 11.00, an online debate about European security (in Dutch) takes place with members of the Dutch parliament on the occasion of the publication of the report “European Security: Time for New Steps” by the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).

The world around Europe is on fire, transatlantic relations are not what they used to be and it’s uncertain whether the Franco-German alliance is strong enough. What policy choices does this leave for the Netherlands?

You can watch the debate online via this link.

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UM Wellbeing Week 2020, from 2 – 6 November

From 2 – 6 November, the Wellbeing Movement is hosting workshops, talks and other activities centred around your wellbeing.

Enjoy this extensive programme from the comfort of your own home! A few events will take place on-site, adhering to corona measures.

We like to invite you to our official opening event ‘Finding Your Inner Freedom’ with David Bernstein on Monday 2 November at 18.00.

Register for the Wellbeing Week here.

Webinar on equity between humans and non-humans, on 24 November

On 24 November, from 19.00 – 21.00, the UM Platform Human-Animal Relationships (HARI) and the Centre for Gender and Diversity (CGD) will host a webinar on ‘Diversity in Depth: Equity between Humans and non-Humans in Nature-Culture’.

Participation is free. To register, send an email to before 20 November.

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Free Online School for Cultural Heritage & Digital Humanities

Interested in cultural heritage and digital humanities?

#dariahTeach and the IGNITE project are delighted to announce its online and free Autumn School from 26 October – 4 December, featuring five courses over two to three weeks and workshops spanning from half a day to a full day.

Register your interest by 16 October 23.59 CET. You can sign up for up to two events. Space is limited for each event.

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SG film & talk: the War Room, on Monday 12 October

During Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign filmmakers A. Pennebaker and his wife Chris Hegedus shot 35 hours of footage in and around the chaotic headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, dubbed “The War Room”.

When: Monday 12 October, 19.30.
Where: Live at Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88 (limited number of attendees).
Tickets: Students €5, others €9,80.

Introduction by Prof. Roberta Haar, Professor of Foreign Policy Analysis & Transatlantic Relations.

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SG lecture: Susan Sontag by Benjamin Moser, on Tuesday 6 October

No writer typified the American twentieth century like the mythologised and misunderstood, celebrated and lambasted Susan Sontag (1933-2004).

Benjamin Moser is the award-winning author of the official biography of Susan Sontag. He tells the story of this intellectual, studying the work that gave rise to her reputation.

When: Tuesday 6 October, 20.00
Where: Livestream via SG website
Free admission.

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Join #DiversitydayUM20, on Tuesday 6 October

Ever felt like you didn’t belong? You are not the only one.

Especially in these unprecedented times we recognise how important it is to find your community and feel supported. And that is exactly what this years’ Diversity Day theme is all about: ‘You belong at UM!’

We invite all students to attend our online event on Tuesday 6 October. Register for the event here.

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