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.

Jennifer Egan

   |   Manhattan Beach
Feb 21, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   Aula UvA, Singel 411 Amsterdam
2018-02-21 20:00:00 2018-02-21 21:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Jennifer Egan (The John Adams Institute) Manhattan Beach Aula UvA, Singel 411 Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl

We are happy to announce that Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her last novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, will take the John Adams stage to discuss her new novel Manhattan Beach. The novel is set during the Depression and World War II and tells the story of an Irish family in Brooklyn. Anna Kerrigan had become the first female diver of the Brooklyn Navy Yard when her father suddenly abandons his family. As Anna begins to infiltrate the mob of New York, she ... Read more


Robbert Dijkgraaf & Pia de Jong

   |   An evening on books, academic & family life
Mar 19, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   Aula UvA, Singel 411 Amsterdam
2018-03-19 20.00:00 2018-03-19 21.30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Robbert Dijkgraaf & Pia de Jong (The John Adams Institute) An evening on books, academic & family life Aula UvA, Singel 411 Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams Institute is happy to announce our upcoming event 'An Evening with Robbert Dijkgraaf & Pia de Jong'. During this evening Dijkgraaf and De Jong will speak about their work and about academic and family life in the United States. The audience will be given a unique insight in the life and work of this multi-talented couple. Pia de Jong is a prize-winning literary novelist and newspaper columnist who moved to the U.S. from Amsterdam ... Read more


A.M. Homes

   |   May We Be Forgiven
Apr 13, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 97, Amsterdam
2018-04-13 20.00:00 2018-04-13 21.30:00 Europe/Amsterdam A.M. Homes (The John Adams Institute) May We Be Forgiven West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 97, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams Institute is happy to announce our upcoming event with novelist A.M. Homes, in co-operation with Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Their play Vergeef Ons, which is an adaptation of A.M. Homes’ novel May We Be Forgiven, will premiere this April in Amsterdam and has a stellar cast of actors, including Eelco Smits and Chris Nietvelt. May We Be Forgiven is a darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation. It received the Women’s Prize for ... Read more