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

Register here.

Arts, Media & Culture Online Colloquium, on Wednesday 28 October

Arts, Media & Culture Online Colloquium on how the (new) Library tools can ease your research work.

When: Wednesday 28 October, at 15.30
Where: Zoom

This workshop will be given by Maria Vivas Romero and Lidwien Hollanders.

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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.

BISS Ethics and RRI Webinar: Innovation After Growth, on 30 October

We are pleased to invite you to the first BISS Ethics and Responsible Innovation webinar: “To Thrive But Not To Grow: Understanding Innovation in Post-Growth Economy” on Friday 30 October, from 14.00 – 15.00 (GMT+1), with Dr. Mario Pansera (Autonomous University of Barcelona).

You can register for the webinar here.

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EDLAB CPD workshops, in October and November

Due to popular demand, EDLAB offers two additional ‘On-Camera Teaching’ workshops, on Monday 26 October and Monday 2 November, at 13.30.

Those interested can sign up and find out more about these workshops here.

EDLAB is also offering a two-part series on using Videos in Education. The registration form and other information can be found here.

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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.

Intercultural trainings by MYA, in October and November

The Maastricht Young Academy (MYA) is organising two online intercultural trainings that are designed for individuals who want to become familiar with how cultural norms can determine behaviour and interactions with colleagues and students.

You can register for the trainings, which take place on 21 October and 24 November, from 9.00 – 12.00 here.

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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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Introduction to research data management workshops

As a researcher, you invest a great deal of your time and energy in obtaining valuable research data. Good data management is important to ensure that your data remain accessible and usable in the future, for yourself and others. But what does that involve?

Register for one of the two workshops on data management on 4 November or 12 December (from 11.00 – 13.00).

For more information, see here.

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