Studium Generale

Welcome at Studium Generale! We offer a programme of lectures, debateslecture series and we organize the yearly PAS-festival. Below you will find the programme overview.

Download our Programme booklet March / May 2018

 

Programme overview

The Marshall Plan and Today’s Transatlantic Relations

Lecture & interview
Monday 23 April, 8 pm
Karen Donfried
President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington DC
Prof. Mathieu Segers
Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration, UM

The transatlantic partnership, a driving force behind European integration, has come under pressure from both sides of the Atlantic. With 2018 marking the 70th anniversary since the start of Marshall Aid, there is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past and present of US-EU relations.

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The Marshall Plan

The Crime of Complicity: The Bystanders from the Holocaust to Today

Lecture
Tuesday 24 April, 8 pm
Amos N. Guiora
Professor of Law, Un. of Utah

Guiora will discuss these important and timely questions: if you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough?

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Guiora

What Happened to Me During World War II

4 May Lecture
Friday 4 May, 8.30 pm
Carla Josephus Jitta
Holocaust survivor

In 1944, during the Second World War, Carla Josephus Jitta (1931) was transported from the Dutch transit camp Westerbork to the ghetto Theresienstadt (Czechoslovakia). In this lecture she will tell how she managed to survive and how she was liberated in a spectacular way, months before the war ended.

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Jitta

Open Society’s New Enemies and the Future of Europe

Schuman Lecture
Monday 7 May, 8 pm
Michael Ignatieff
President and Rector of the Central European University, Budapest

Open society was Karl Popper’s vision of the kind of free society Europe should build from the ruins after 1945. In this lecture, Michael Ignatieff reflects on the open society ideal and what needs to be done — and believed — in order to save it in Europe. 

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Ignatieff

Taking Investment in Education Seriously

Joan Muysken Lecture
Tuesday 15 May, 8 pm
Caroline Hoxby
Prof. of Economics, Stanford University

In this lecture, Hoxy explores what we learn from credible estimates of the returns to higher education and argue that single-crossing — higher aptitude people earning a greater return to any marginal increase in educational resources — is the central implication of the evidence.

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Hoxby

The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi

Lecture
Thursday 24 May, 8 pm
Irwin Iradukunda
LGBT activist from Burundi

In April 2009, Burundi has codified homophobia, institutionalizing stigma and discrimination against the LGBT community. Violation of the Article 567 of the Penal Code can lead to a sentence of two years in prison.

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Burundi
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