Crowd Psychology
From disaster to prevention
John Drury
Date: 
Monday 26 October 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

Don’t panic! We often presume that in emergency situations people go into survival mode and only think about themselves, not caring about others. But what really happens when disaster strikes?

Night of the University
Ongoing program in English
Towards a New Academia!
Debates, talks and discussions
Date: 
Friday 16 October 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free for students and PhD-students

On the Night of the University the future of the Academia will be central theme of debates, talks and discussions. Students, teachers and researchers, as well as policy makers and politicians are questioning the direction the university is taking.

Black Death
Black Death
Repeated climate-driven introductions from Central Asia
Nils Stenseth
Date: 
Tuesday 13 October 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free on presentation of student or SGG-discount card

The plague remains infamous in today’s culture largely due to the Black Death of 1347–1353, which decimated the human population in Europe. Given this history, plague is often classified as a problem of the past. However, it remains a current threat in many parts of the world.

The Man who Saved the World
The true story of Stanislav Petrov
From Nuclear Holocaust
Film & debate
Date: 
Wednesday 30 September 2015 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

"Few people know of Stanislav Petrov… yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him."

Black Death
Black Death
What we learn from ancient pandemics
Johannes Krause
Date: 
Tuesday 22 September 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,- / free on presentation of student or SGG-discount card

Infectious diseases have plagued humanity for millennia. Pathogen DNA present in fossil human remains provides direct insights into the origin, cause, spreading and evolution of major human infectious diseases, e.g., tuberculosis, plague or leprosy.

American Caesars
The Empire strikes back?
Nigel Hamilton
Date: 
Tuesday 15 September 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

The twentieth century has been called 'the American Century', and award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton now gives us the lives of the twelve men who presided over America's imperial fortunes -- the good, the bad and the truly awful.

Aspasia Lecture
A Philosophical Approach
Nancy Bauer
Date: 
Wednesday 20 May 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

Using pornography as an example, Nancy Bauer suggests that philosophers are inclined to miss the mark when it comes to understanding real-world phenomena:  their theories do not map well onto the real-world analogues. 

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