Onderwijs
Education: future proof?
Thieu Besselink
Date: 
Monday 22 February 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- | free for students and SG-members

Thieu Besselink started The Learning Lab to find out a way of making education more relevant to our lives and the world around us and to rethink the structure and function of curricula in the face of a radically unpredictable world.

Taiwan
And the Anti-China Sentiment
Ya-pei Kuo
Date: 
Tuesday 16 February 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

Taiwan has a new pro-independent president. What are the implications of Taiwan’s recent presidential election? Where did the anti-China sentiment in East-Asia arise from?

Alhambra Poetry
Music and Stories inspired by Andalusian Culture
Raphael Rodan, Karima el Fillali and others
Date: 
Wednesday 16 December 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Grand Theatre, Grote Markt 35, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,- / €2,- for students and SG-members

Studium Generale celebrates the end of the year with a special literary-musical program inspired by poetry and stories from the illuminated streets of Córdoba and the historic blue-white medina of Tangier.

Leaders & Barbarians
Leaders & Barbarians - North Korea and China
My Escape from North Korea
Jang Jin-sung - interviewed and interpreted by Remco Breuker
Date: 
Tuesday 8 December 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Sold out! Find the video recording of this lecture on our website tomorrow

Jang Jin-sung, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

The Ulysses Project
Breaking the Spell of the European Economic Crisis
Rui Tavares
Date: 
Monday 7 December 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free, no tickets required

The ongoing economic depression has exposed the political, institutional and regulatory weaknesses of the European Union.

Leaders & Barbarians
Leaders & Barbarians - North Korea and China
The Opposition Against the Western World Order
Henk Schulte Nordholt
Date: 
Wednesday 2 December 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free for students and SG-members

China’s development has been completely different from the West - in terms of language, philosophy and history. Insight in China’s  traditions offers a better understanding of China’s contemporary nationalism.

Birth of Suns
Blaauw Lecture 2015
Mark Krumholz
Date: 
Tuesday 10 November 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Infoversum, Vrydemalaan 2, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

What do and don't we currently know about the birth of new Suns?

Frans de Waal
Primates and Philosophers: Evolutionary Building Blocks of Morality
Date: 
Monday 9 November 2015 - 8:15 pm
Location: 
Stadsschouwburg, Turfsingel 86, Groningen
Tickets: 
€6,- / €3,- on presentation of student or SGG-discount card

Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? Primatologist Frans de Waal will demonstrate that animals–and humans–are "preprogrammed to reach out."

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