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.
As a young musician Leonard 'Lenny' Bernstein lived in an immigrant neighborhood of New York City, the Lower East Side. He died in his apartment at the prestigious Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In cooperation with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, we present a special program in the West-Indisch Huis which will shed a light on one of the most exuberant musical personalities of the last century. The acclaimed writer about New Amsterdam, Russell Shorto ... Read more
Two time Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick (Washington Post) comes to the John Adams to discuss his new book Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, translated into Dutch by Uitgeverij Q. In this book, Warrick tells the story of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, the founding father of the organization that would become the Islamic State. Drawing on unique high-level access to the CIA, Warrick explains how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread ... Read more