Our evenings combine a lecture or reading by the invited guest and a discussion on stage with our specially selected moderator. Add in questions from the audience and we can promise a fascinating and lively discussion! Our events are hosted at various locations in Amsterdam. Check each event announcement for location.
Michael Chabon is returning to the John Adams with his new book Moonglow, translated into Maangloed by Dutch publisher Ambo Anthos. In this book, Chabon explores - with his typical eloquent prose, larger than life characters, and his dry, absurd wit - the boundaries of fact and fiction through a fictionalized memoir of his own family history. The narrator’s grandfather is on his deathbed, and begins to recount his life’s ... Read more
Who are the winners and losers of globalization? One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, the former World Bank economist Branko Milanovic, is coming to the John Adams to explain the income disparities both within countries and between them, as well as how we got here, and whether there’s a way out. In his book Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, the Serbian-American Milanovic, who introduced the English-speaking world to Capital ... Read more
We spend more time communicating through our smartphones than we spend talking to our partner. New technology has nestled itself in our pockets, our lives, our habits, our dealings with each other and the rest of the world. The John Adams is proud to announce a new event in our Technology series, with Adam Alter, the social psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of the book Irresistible: The ... Read more
Listen, Liberal – or: Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? is the title of the newest best-selling book by Thomas Frank, political analyst and historian. In his previous book What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004) Frank already explored the rise of populist conservatism in the US, focusing on ... Read more