Quincy Club 2020

Learn all about the Presidential Elections

Our school program the Quincy Club is back on the road! The coming weeks Albertine Bloemendal will visit around 20 high schools in the Netherlands to teach about the upcoming presidential elections. First stop: the Stedelijk Dalton College in Alkmaar....

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The Pilgrim Fathers: The Price of Liberty

The story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower is remarkable, and one worth telling. But over time, it was also greatly romanticized and distorted. Based on the exhibition ‘Pilgrims to America’ at Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, this blog series tries to paint a more nuanced picture of the Pilgrims’ enterprise....

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Watch Our Online Events

? Watch The Videos

The video of our webinar with Samantha Power and Karel van Oosterom is now online. Here you can also watch or rewatch the video’s of our previous online events....

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Rumblings Among the Dispossessed

In the final blog of this series, journalist Sjors Roeters describes crossing the US by van and experiencing the effects of the pandemic on the homeless firsthand, and how the housing crisis in the country is at breaking point....

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Dutch doctors in the epicenter in New York City

Two Dutch doctors who live in New York City describe how dealing with COVID-19 drastically changed their work as health care workers at a cancer center....

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My Life as a Dog

In this next part of our blog series, podcast maker Leon Neyfakh counts his blessings being able to sit out the pandemic from the comfort of a home outside the city, protecting him from a reality which others cannot escape....

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Quiet Spring in Rock Creek Park

In the 8th part of this blog series, US correspondent Bas Blokker tries to figure out how to balance enjoying the peacefulness in Washington DC without trivializing the gravity of the epidemic....

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All In All We Be Blessed

In the 7th part of ‘Stories From The Other Side’, North Carolina resident Michael Martin discovers the blessings of being alone together and reflects on ‘the herd instinct’ of both humans and animals....

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False Reassurance

Correspondent Casper Thomas reports on tuning into the daily White House corona briefing, where he listens to President Trump creating false hope and spreading confusion....

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How We Live Now

Former John Adams director Russell Shorto describes what family life is like living in a small town in the mountains of western Maryland while sheltering in place: about untouched jigsaws, a homemade gym, roaming the house and the need to be nice when there’s nowhere to go....

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A Stage Set without Actors or Audience

What do you do as a photographer in New York now the streets are empty? Brian Rose decided not to take pictures of the calamity that has befallen the city, but instead capture this moment of emptiness as a lesson to never take anything for granted....

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Celebrating a Birthday - via Zoom

How do you celebrate while in self-isolation? California resident Deborah Frieden talks about virtual birthdays, social distancing Happy Hour and how small gestures have turned into big things in the age of the coronavirus pandemic....

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Blog Series

A Sea Without A Captain

In the second blog of this series, constitutional expert Kim Wehle reflects on America’s dealing with COVID-19 on the personal, political and ethical level....

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Stories From The Other Side

Can New York City Lose its Twinkle?

This series tells the stories of a range of people living the U.S. during the current pandemic.​ In this 1st part, New York City resident David van der Leer tells how the city that never sleeps is quieting down....

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Introduction to Kim Wehle

Moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal delivered the following introduction to Kim Wehle, who discussed the importance of the Constitution in connection to current U.S. politics....

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Introduction to Meg Waite Clayton

Moderator Ronald Leopold delivered the following introduction to Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Last Train to London, a novel based on the true story of the Vienna Kindertransports and the heroic Dutch woman who led the rescues, Truus Wijsmuller....

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