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Christina Lamb, War Correspondent, Writer, London

Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She gave the annual Tans lecture on 6 November 2017: Never-Ending War and Finding Hope in the Darkest Places. The Tans Lecture is organised by Studium Generale every year to honour dr. J. Tans (1912-1993), the founding father of Maastricht University. Interview & camera: Lennart Kleinschmidt Edit: Sandu Ambrosi

Opening PAS Festival 2017

Het PAS-festival (Pleasure, Arts and Science) is een persoonlijke ontdekkingstocht langs bijzondere, vaak onbekende plekken van de Universiteit Maastricht. Het PAS-festival is gratis te bezoeken en biedt een programma van vele korte lezingen, concerten, dans- en theatervoorstellingen. Volgend jaar vindt het festival op vrijdag 7 en zaterdag 8 september 2018 plaats.

Deze video door RTVM doet verslag van de opening door Armando en Oleg Lysenko op Bayan (Klassiek accordeon) met het cross-over project "Ik hoorde dat er geluisterd werd" en het zigeunerensemble Tata Mirando. Alle video's zijn terug te vinden op ons Youtube kanaal en op de website:

PAS-festival RTVM vrijdag met Armando en Oleg Lysenko met Tata Mirando 7 september 2017

Ágnes Heller, Philosopher, Budapest

Agnes Heller was invited to speak at the 4 May lecture 2017. During her long life, the Hungarian-Jewish philosopher Ágnes Heller has seen a great deal of recent European history. As a Jew, she survived the Nazi regime in Budapest. She studied philosophy with György Lukács after the war and was active during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Among her many works are A Philosophy of Morals (1990), The Time is Out of Joint (2002) and The Immortal Comedy (2005).

Interview Agnes Heller, 4 may 2017

Louise Vet, Prof. Evolutionary Biology

Before her lecture on Biodiversity: the Basis of Nature's Economy, Prof. Louise Vet was interviewed about her research. "Biodiversity is not just ‘nice to have’; it is essential for all life on Earth – including our own. During the lecture professor Vet showed what we can learn from nature when it comes to changing our economy into a new one that fits within nature’s economy: circular, energy from the sun and based on biodiversity."

Interview Louise Vet, 2 May 2017

Peter Asaro, philosopher of science, technology and media

Peter Asaro is a philosopher of science, technology and media at The New School, New York (USA). His research examines the social, ethical and legal implications of autonomous technologies. This includes agency and autonomy, liability and punishment, and privacy and surveillance as it applies to robotics, automation, smart buildings, drones, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence. At 11 april 2017 he gave a lecture for Studium Generale: Robot Ethics, Human Rights & Autonomous Weapons

Peter Asaro, Robot Ethics, SG Interview11 April 2017

Video: Joan Muysken Lecture by Bill Mitchell

The Eurozone: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale (06-03-2017)

Bill Mitchell, Professor of Economics at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and a notable proponent of Modern Monetary Theory, presented the 2017 Joan Muysken Lecture on 6 March. This lecture, organised in cooperation with the School of Business and Economics, is based on Mitchell’s book of the same name, which argues that the political class in Europe is trapped in a destructive groupthink which prevents it from seeing their own policy failures.

Joan Muysken Lecture: “The Eurozone, Groupthink and denial on a grand scale”

Philipp Ther, Prof. of Central European History

Before his Studium Generale lecture, Prof. Philipp Ther (Professor of Central European History) was interviewd by Ferenc Laczó (Assistant Professor in History).

Ther works at the University of Vienna and is author of Europe since 1989: The New Order on the Old Continent.  Read more...


Interview with Phillipp Ther by Ferenc Laczó for Studium Generale Maastricht

Stella Ghervas, PhD History, Birmingham & Harvard

Europe’s Pursuit of Peace:  Past, Present and Future by Stella Ghervas, PhD (Assistant Professor, Un. of Alabama at Birmingham & Harvard University (USA)) On Tuesday 9 May at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University.
Spanning three centuries, this year’s Schuman lecture examined a number of deep-rooted reasons why, in the face of all odds and failures, political leaders in Europe have been trying to achieve a peaceful unification of the continent, and why this pursuit is a never-ending process.


Europe’s Pursuit of Peace: Past, Present and Future

Tanslezing by Jo Marchant, Science Journalist

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body (01-11-16)
Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident?  Felt turned on just from hearing your partner’s voice? If so, then you’ve experienced how dramatically the workings of your mind can affect your body. Jo Marchant is a science journalist and author based in London. In this years Tanslecture she discussed the potential – and limits – of the mind to heal, and asked how we might harness these principles in medical care. Meer info

Debate Cafe with Marc Lewis, 8 November 2017

debate cafe Marc Lewis


Lees hier het artikel van de Observant over de Schuman lezing 2017 door Stella Ghervas "Europe's Pursuit of Peace"