Acting and Thinking Together
Date: 
Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

Human beings act together in characteristic ways, and these forms of shared activity matter to us a great deal. How do we effortlessly engage with others in complex ways that seem unavailable to other species?

Boom Bust Boom
Monty Python's Terry Jones to tackle Global Economics
Documentary & discussion
Theo Kocken, Dirk Bezemer, Harry Garretsen, Niek Scholze & Martijn de Waal
Date: 
Wednesday 15 April 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: 
Aletta Jacobs Hal, Blauwborgje 4, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

The documentary Boom Bust Boom represents a global movement to change economics through education and encourage debate. The film is co-written by Monty Pyhton’s Terry Jones and the Dutch professor of economics Theo Kocken.

Binge-watching
House of Cards, Boyhood and the Audience Experience
Brian Dunphy
Date: 
Wednesday 8 April 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free with student- or SG-discountcard

Binge-watching, a lot of people recently did it (again) when they released the 3rd season of House of Cards this March. Nice that we now watch a full series all at once, but how does that influence our experience of the show?

De Volmaakte Mens
De Volmaakte Mens
Etienne Augé
Date: 
Tuesday 31 March 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free with student- or SG-discountcard

Science fiction was invented to imagine a future where technology could save mankind. However, what does it mean in science fiction to be human?

Morality
Morality in the 21st Century
How technology and society affect our moral judgment
Jennifer Jordan and Frank Hindriks
Date: 
Thursday 26 March 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free with student- or SG-discountcard

Originally Hanno Sauer was scheduled to give a lecture but he had to cancel due to personal circumstances, Frank Hindriks will take his place.

Captivated by Fear?
Prisoner Radicalization and the Imprisonment of Terrorists
Mark Hamm, co-speaker Tinka Veldhuis
Date: 
Wednesday 25 March 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free with student- or SG-discountcard

Former prison warden Mark Hamm conducted extensive research in America’s high-security prisons to examine why and how prisoners radicalize. Dutch researcher Tinka Veldhuis argues that the risk of prisoner radicalization may be lower than is often assumed.

Morality
Morality in the 21st Century
How Science Leads Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom
Michael Shermer
Date: 
Tuesday 10 March 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
will be available as of Wednesday 18 February 2015

We are living in the most moral period of our species’ history. Science and reason have profoundly changed our modern work and bend the arc in a more moral direction.

Michael Shermer
Morality in the 21st Century
Round the Table Discussion with Michael Shermer
Michael Shermer
Date: 
Tuesday 10 March 2015 - 3:30 pm
Location: 
Harmony Building, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, Groningen
Tickets: 
See information about application (students only!)

Ever wonder why people believe in UFO abductions, mind-reading, reincarnation, urban legends, not to mention "scientific creationism" and the pernicious myth that the Holocaust never happened?

Animal in us
Building Blocks and Remarkable Features of our Species
Wulf Schiefenhövel
Date: 
Wednesday 18 February 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 3,- | free with student- or SG-discountcard

We don’t usually see ourselves as animals. In many quarters of academia it is also not customary to see our own species as one of the other mammals and primates.

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