Upcoming speakers

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

   |   Moonglow
Apr 11, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade 2 Amsterdam
2017-04-11 20:00:00 2017-04-11 21:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Michael Chabon (The John Adams Institute) Moonglow Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade 2 Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl

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


Branko Milanovic

   |   Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
Apr 13, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
2017-04-13 20:00:00 2017-04-13 21:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Branko Milanovic (The John Adams Institute) Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
 
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


My phone, my phone, my irresistible phone

   |   Welcome to the age of addictive technology
Apr 20, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102, Amsterdam
2017-04-20 20:00:00 2017-04-20 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam My phone, my phone, my irresistible phone (The John Adams Institute) Welcome to the age of addictive technology De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl

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


Trump’s First 100 Days

   |   With Thomas Frank, Will Englund and Greg Shapiro
May 01, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   Aula, Uva, Singel 411 Amsterdam
2017-05-01 20:00:00 2017-05-01 21:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Trump’s First 100 Days (The John Adams Institute) With Thomas Frank, Will Englund and Greg Shapiro Aula, Uva, Singel 411 Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl

http://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781627795395.jpgListen, 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