Our personal interests at the John Adams reflect the breath of our institute’s scope. Event coordinator Marleine van de Lagemaat studied American Studies and continues to be fascinated by everything to do with American culture. Program director Maarten van Essen is the one with the broadest literary interests, and keeps abreast of news, trends, and authors in both Dutch and American literature. Director Tracy Metz is fascinated by cities, new technology and issues surrounding the decisions we as mankind and citydwellers make about the way we use the space around us.