Studium Generale

Welcome at Studium Generale! We offer a programme of lectures, debates, talkshowslecture series and we organize the yearly PAS-festival

Below you will find announced the first ten upcoming events. View our full programme of lecture, debates and talkshows here and lecture series here. You can find the programme booklet for March-April here and you can find the programme booklet for April-June here

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Programme overview

Maastricht Young Academy presents Ionica Smeets

Monday 25 March, 16:00
Prof. Ionica Smeets
Professor of Science Communication, Leiden University​

Why is your house probably cheaper than the average house in your neighborhood? What caused a sudden spike in murder rates? And why do you have a higher probability of drowning when you are wearing a life jacket? Numbers don't lie, but they are quite good at concealing the truth.




Film & Lecture
Monday 25 March, 19:30
In collaboration with Lumière​

The documentary RBG shows the lifespan of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she developed a legal legacy while becoming a pop culture icon.



Research Ethics and Integrity

Monday 1 April, 20:00
Prof. Klaas Sijtsma and Prof. Han van der Maas

Two lectures on the topic of Research Ethics and Integrity by Prof. Klaas Sijtsma and Prof. Han van der Maas. This event is organised together with UM Platform of Research Ethics and Integrity. 


research ethics

Postcapitalism: From a Good Idea to a Transition Plan?

Monday 8 April, 20:00
Paul Mason
Journalist, Author and Film-maker

In this lecture, Paul Mason outlines a framework, some key concepts and policy suggestions to lead info-capitalism beyond its current impasse.


Paul Mason

Threats and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence

Monday 15 April, 20:00
Prof. Eric Postma
Professor of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University

Recent breakthroughs in AI are having a profound impact on society. Postma gives an overview of AI and focuses on its current innovative core, called deep learning.



Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

Film & Lecture
Tuesday 16 April, 19:30
In cooperation with Lumière Cinema

Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World explores the promise of open source investigation, taking viewers inside the exclusive world of the "citizen investigative journalist" collective known as Bellingcat.


I flounder, therefore I am!

Workshop, Philosophy Month
Tuesday 23 April, 20:00
Free workshop but registration is necessary  
Carli Coenen
PhD student of Philosophy at Open University

Are you in control of your life, or do you just mess around? We live under the impression that we should live our life focusing on an end goal. During this workshop, you’ll explore these questions and others, together with 20 other participants. Carli Coenen will moderate this philosophical conversation.


I founder

Experiences of a Special Envoy of the UN in Conflict Areas

Tuesday 13 April, 20:00
Staffan de Mistura
Former Under-Secretary-General and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon 

In this lecture, De Mistura will present a series of real-life examples, anecdotes and lessons to illustrate how the UN can make a difference to many people in war zones and conflict areas - even when peace is evasive or cannot be reached.


De Mistura

Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor

4 May Lecture
Saturday 4 May, 20:00
Amos Arad
Holocaust Survivor

During the Second World War, Amos Arad managed to escape a razzia by hiding in a closet. He was nine years old. Although he eventually fell into the hands of the Nazis, he was able to survive the holocaust, together with his parents – by great good fortune.


Amos Arad
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      It was time to get schooled by Ruth Bader Ginsburg 🙌

      Join the film and lecture next week Monday 25 March at Lumière Cinema.

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      "This shows how interested we are in European issues!" It's a full house for the Jeroen Dijsselbloem lecture tonight. The former Dutch minister of finance and president of the #eurogroup speaks on the coming of age of a Monetary Union. He looks back at the Eurozone crisis, starting with the establishment of the Euro in Maastricht in 1992, the run-up to the financial crisis, the crisis itself and the measures that were taken to prevent a total breakdown, with Greece leaving the Union. He will give his take on what future lies ahead.
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