Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September, 7 pm
Over the course of two evenings, dozens of scientists, musicians, actors and artists will be presenting their work in and around the buildings of Maastricht University.
Start Thursday 14 September, 7.30 pm
Prof. Marcel Merk
Research Physicist Nikhef, Professor Free University Amsterdam
This lecture series of ten 1-hour lectures on five evenings will focus on the central concepts of two theories, while keeping mathematics to a minimum.
Start Tuesday 19 September, 7.30 pm
This series of lectures will explore the significance of human rights in a globalizing world, and it will demonstrate how human rights are increasingly becoming an instrument by which the negative side-effects of globalization may be challenged.
Tuesday 19 September, 8 pm
Prof. Stef Aupers
Professor of Media Culture, University of Leuven
Conspiracy theories are no longer a marginal phenomenon and have become part of mainstream society. How can the mass-appeal of conspiracy theories in society be explained?
Monday 25 September, 8 pm
Matthijs Rooduijn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Sociology, University of Amsterdam
Why are populist parties so successful? Who are the voters and what circumstances makes them vote like they do? What does the rise of populist parties mean for the functioning of our democracies?
Start Wednesday 27 September, 7.30 pm
This series of lectures will take you on a journey of discovery from Antiquity to early Modernity. The lecturers will analyze, contextualize, and possibly criticize some of the more conspicuous rationalization processes that have shaped Western civilization.
Monday 2 October, 8 pm
Prof. Ignaas Devisch
Professor of Ethics, Philosophy and Medical Philosophy, Ghent University
We work less, but we have more to do. We have more free time, but we sleep less. While we complain about stress we plan overfilled days. But is restlessness really a problem?
Tuesday 3 October, 8 pm
German Journalist and Author, Berlin
In this lecture, Carolin Emcke will show that we can stand up against dogmatic thinking of hate and successfully combat religious and nationalist fanatics.
Monday 9 October, 8 pm
Jens Lange, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Cognition Center Cologne
What are the distinctive features of a narcissist? How do narcissists influence other people and society as a whole?