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.
Jun 29, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, De Duif, Prinsengracht 756
With his book Richard Nixon: The Life, John A. Farrell has written the defining biography of this media-hating president driven by paranoia and pursued by scandals. It is a tour de force, an enthralling biography of America’s darkest president, and has been hailed by critics as brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted, and lively on the page. It is the Nixon we’ve been waiting for. Farrell is a former White House correspondent and columnist for the Boston Globe and the Denver Post. He is ... Read more
Aug 29, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50
Bestselling American novelist Nicole Krauss will join the John Adams Institute to discuss her new novel Forest Dark, translated as Donker Woud by Ambo Anthos. The New York Times describes Krauss as "one of America’s most important novelists", and is best known for her novel The History of Love. Forest Dark is a story about the personal transformation of two dissimilar characters, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose paths lead them to the same Israeli desert. Krauss embraces ... Read more
Sep 12, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, De Duif, Prinsengracht 756
We are happy to announce that Mohsin Hamid is returning to The John Adams Institute, this time to discuss his new novel Exit West, also translated and published as Exit West by De Bezige Bij. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet and fall in love. The sensual and fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. When the violence in their city explodes, they begin to hear whispers ... Read more