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."

Jonathan Israel
University Colloquium
Toleration in the Dutch Republic - A Changing Picture?
Date: 
Wednesday 4 November 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Sold Out! No tickets? Watch via live-stream (see link below)
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.

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