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 or online. Check each event announcement for more information.

Hanya Yanagihara

   |   On Paradise
Mar 11, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
2022-03-11 20:00:00 2022-03-11 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Hanya Yanagihara (The John Adams Institute) On Paradise Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
This year’s most anticipated new novel is without a doubt Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise (published in Dutch as Naar het paradijs by Nieuw Amsterdam). And we are thrilled that Hanya Yanagihara is returning to the John Adams for a conversation in – where else? – Paradiso, about her three-part story across three centuries, centered around New York City. To Paradise is a revisionist American history - not identical to the America as we know it but a ‘what if’ narrative, invested in raising concerns ...
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George Packer

   |   Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal
Apr 25, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Location TBA
2022-04-25 20:00:00 2022-04-25 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam George Packer (The John Adams Institute) Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal Location TBA The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
This event was originally scheduled for November 2021, but was postponed due to Covid. Ticket sales will restart a.s.a.p. Previous sold tickets remain valid. Acclaimed National Book Award-winning author George Packer returns to the John Adams to discuss his latest book Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. In this thought-provoking book about the decline and fall of self-government of the United States, Packer accepts that there’s a new reality for America: “a failed state”. A state that is in ...
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