english programmes

Below you can find all talks and performances in English. You can also visit our book market (with a collection of English books) in de Melkweg Expo or join us for our afterparty in De Kring.

 

13:10 – 14:00
how to prevent a catastrophe

martin wolf  & haroon sheikh

Failing elites, incompetent leaders, economic inequality and simmering fascism. According to world-famous economist and columnist Martin Wolf, we really need to change course. And fast. Philosopher Haroon Sheikh accompanies him on a dive into his plan to save capitalism, keep totalitarian leaders out and safeguard our freedom.

venue: paradiso grote zaal 
13:30 – 14:20
a symbiotic world

glenn albrecht (online) & evanne nowak
Welcome to the Symbiocene! A time when humankind lives in perfect harmony with nature and technology and feelings of depression about climate change no longer exist. A utopia? Not according to Australian environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht. Together with Evanne Nowak, he will investigate how we can design this new symbiotic world. Glenn Albrecht will join the conversation via a live video connection. This programme will also be streamed.
venue: balie grote zaal
14:50 – 15:40
nomad century

gaia vince & jaap tielbeke
Extreme heat, devastating storms and unprecedented flooding. The era of mass migration caused by climate change is dawning. Scientific journalist Gaia Vince shows us the future and makes proposals for the organisation of this new world. The marvelous podcast Whiteout, with images by photographer Geert Goiris, transports us first of all to Antarctica.
venue: paradiso grote zaal
15:00 – 15:50
the russian state of mind
ekaterina schulmann & iris de graaf
What is your opinion worth if you are in danger when expressing it? Can you get an impression of how people really think when they live in an unfree society? Political scientist Ekaterina Schulmann researches what ‘truth’ is in Russia and how public opinion is made. We dive into ‘the Russian state of mind’ with this popular Russia-expert.
venue: de balie grote zaal
16:10 – 17:00
psychedelics and the mystery of consciousness
peter sjöstedt-hughes, wouter van noort & jessica van der schalk
Becoming one with nature, merging with the cosmos, transcending the body: mystical experiences exist, and thanks to the rise of psychedelics are now receiving more and more attention. What do psychedelic experiences reveal about the nature of consciousness? Journalist Wouter van Noort and philosopher Jessica van der Schalk put this question to philosopher Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes.
venue: melkweg max
16:30 – 17:20
how to forgive better
myisha cherry & yasmina aboutaleb
Let it go! The conviction that it’s better to forgive and let go of our negative emotions as quickly as possible has deep roots in our society. According to high-profile philosopher Myisha Cherry, this limited view of forgiveness does us more harm than good. In conversation with journalist Yasmina Aboutaleb, she will show us how we can forgive better. Myisha Cherry will join the conversation via a live video connection. This programme will also be streamed.
venue: de balie grote zaal
17:30 – 18:00
derrida as a libretto
annelinde bruijs
Let it go! The conviction that it’s better to forgive and let go of our negative emotions as quickly as possible has deep roots in our society. According to high-profile philosopher Myisha Cherry, this limited view of forgiveness does us more harm than good. In conversation with journalist Yasmina Aboutaleb, she will show us how we can forgive better. Myisha Cherry will join the conversation via a live video connection. This programme will also be streamed.
venue: de balie grote zaal
17:50 – 18:40
let’s talk about identity
ayishat akanbi & valentijn de hingh
When it comes to discussions of identity, it’s easy to get called either a fascist or a woke virtue signaller. Has moral superiority taken the place of empathy? And how much space is left in which we can really be ourselves? In conversation with stylist and author Ayishat Akanbi and writer and DJ Valentijn De Hingh, we take a good look at the role models and media moments that have formed their styles and thinking about identity.
venue: paradiso grote zaal
18:00 – 18:45
what is justice (for animals)?
martha c. nussbaum & wayne modest
What is justice? A question philosophers have puzzled over for hundreds of years. However, until now our thinking about the issue of justice has always been from a human perspective. According to world-famous philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum, it’s time we shifted viewpoint and started thinking about justice for animals. Because, according to Nussbaum, how we are living with them now is absolutely unacceptable. Martha C. Nussbaum will join the conversation via a live video connection. This programme will also be streamed.
venue: de balie grote zaal
18:00 – 18:50
humanist thinking
sarah bakewell & eveline groot
How do you make moral judgments? Do political dogmas or religious commandments govern your life or do you, as a humanist, focus on autonomy and responsibility towards the world? Philosopher and author Sarah Bakewell investigates 700 years of free thinking by humanists such as Erasmus, Voltaire and Zora Neale Hurston, and shares the lessons she has learned with philosopher Eveline Groot. Can humanism help us find our way in a confusing world?
venue: bellevue grote zaal
20:20 – 21:20
brainrave
keren rosenberg, marjan slob, thijs launspach, e.a.

After a day thinking about the big issues of today it is time to start raving! Performer Keren Rosenberg leads the way. After this performance for which we invite you to join it is time for an open mic.

The first half hour of this programme will be in English. The second part (0pen mic) in Duch. 

venue: paradiso grote zaal

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