Studium Generale

Welcome at Studium Generale! We offer a programme of lectures, debates and talkshowslecture series, film-, theatre, and poetry night's and we organise the yearly PAS-festival.

Part of our programme is (also) online. The lecture series are offered in the form of online webinars. Most lectures are live for a limited number of people but can also be viewed at home with a livestream. Scroll down to find our full schedule for the coming weeks. The activities contain links to the livestream.

Keep an eye on this website for possible updates of the programmes due to changing Covid-19 measures.

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Prison for Profit

Film & Talk
Monday 7 December, 19:30
Live (limited number of attendees)

The Mangaung Prison opened in 2001 as South Africa’s first privately run penitentiary.

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Human Rights in the Data Driven World

Human Rights Lecture, Engelstalig
Tuesday 8 December, 20:00
Live (limited number of attendees) & live stream
Merel Koning
Senior Policy Officer on Human Rights and Technology at Amnesty International

People across the world are currently facing an unprecedented global health emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

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Making Sense of World Politics

Lecture Series
Start Tuesday 12 January – 19:30 to 21:30
Only live online

This series aims to combine several international relations theories with topical and current world events. Questions are raised about democracy, conflicts, climate change, foreign policy and more. 

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Exploring the Field of Forensic Pathology

Lecture
Tuesday 12 January, 20:00
Live (limited number of attendees)& Live stream
Prof. Bela Kubat
Professor of Forensic Pathology MUMC+

Forensic pathology is crucially important to criminal research. We immediately think of post-mortems, which establish the cause of death. But forensic pathologists do more than that. 

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The Sustainable Development Goals

Lecture Series
Start Wednesday 13 January – 19.30 to 21.30
Only live online

The United Nations has set Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to be achieved by 2030. These goals are meant to ensure a better and more sustainable future for all. 

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Neutron Stars are Weird

Lecture
Monday 1 February, 20:00
Live (limited number of attendees) & Live stream
Prof. Anna Watts
Professor of Astrophysics, University of Amsterdam

There are thousands of curious stars in our galaxy, called neutron stars, which are the size of a city but weigh as much as the sun. 

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Research Integrity

Lecture
Wednesday 3 February, 20:00
Live (limited number of attendees) & Live stream
Prof. Lex Bouter
Professor of Methodology and Integrity, VU Amsterdam

In recent years, alarming messages about the poor reproducibility of research findings and breaches of research integrity have appeared in the media.

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Summerwar

Film & Talk
Monday 8 February, 19:30
Live (limited number of attendees)

The war in Ukraine has been going on for five years, and there are many citizens who want to do something for their country. 

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The Economics of Sustainable Development

Lecture
Tuesday 9 February, 20:00
Live (limited number of attendees) & Live stream
Prof. Mark Sanders
Professor of International Economics, UM

One of the global challenges we face is to make the transition to sustainable development. In this lecture, Mark Sanders will discuss the economics of sustainability. 

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Power and Democracy

Lecture Series
Start Monday 22 February – 19:30 to 21:30
Only live online
Rene Gabriëls, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UM

In the 21st century, humanity is struggling with three major issues: the growing gap between rich and poor, the climate catastrophe and tensions between people with different cultures, lifestyles or religions.

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Tourism After the COVID-19 Crisis

Lecture
Tuesday 23 February, 20:00
Live (limited number of attendees) & Live stream
Prof. Jan van der Borg
Professor of Tourism Economics, KU Leuven & Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Until 2020, the tourism sector was the world's largest economic sector. Before COVID-19 struck, an important theme was the way natural and historical heritage could best be utilised in order to stimulate tourism and hence socio-economic development.

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