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.

An evening with John Grisham

   |   in conversation with Twan Huys

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Nov 19, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
2019-11-19 20:00:00 2019-11-19 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam An evening with John Grisham (The John Adams Institute) in conversation with Twan Huys Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
We are thrilled to announce that best-selling author John Grisham is coming to the Netherlands for the very first time. After his debut A Time to Kill appeared in 1988, his books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold over 300 million copies worldwide. Grisham drew his experience from practicing criminal law before becoming one of the most read thriller writers of all time. Several of his books have been adapted for the big screen, including The Firm starring Tom Cruise and The ...
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George Packer

   |   Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

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Nov 20, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   De Duif, Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam
2019-11-20 20:00:00 2019-11-20 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam George Packer (The John Adams Institute) Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century De Duif, Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Arrogant, self-absorbed, even brutal – yes. But also sentimental and sometimes compassionate. Endearing? Not so much. Brilliant? Absolutely. Above all, Richard Holbrooke was ambitious – and he embodied much of the character of American foreign policy in the latter half of the 20th century. George Packer, one of America’s most renowned authors and winner of the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding, is returning to the John Adams Institute to discuss his new biography: Our Man: Richard Holbrooke ...
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Roger Ross Williams

   |   Documentary 'The Apollo' & Doc Talk

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Nov 24, 2019, 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm,   Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amstel 115-125, Amsterdam
2019-11-24 13:45:00 2019-11-24 16:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Roger Ross Williams (The John Adams Institute) Documentary 'The Apollo' & Doc Talk Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amstel 115-125, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
IDFA and the John Adams present the documentary The Apollo by director Roger Ross Williams. After the screening, Williams will take the stage for an interview, along with several experts on soul music. In 2018, the John Adams hosted Roger Ross Williams for a screening of his powerful documentary American Jail. The Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem is more than just a theater. It’s the birthplace and home of countless great African-American ...
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Megan Twohey

   |   She Said

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Dec 03, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Aula UvA, Spui/Singel 411, Amsterdam
2019-12-03 20:00:00 2019-12-03 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Megan Twohey (The John Adams Institute) She Said Aula UvA, Spui/Singel 411, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The most explosive book of this year is without a doubt She Said: Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor’s book about their wide-ranging investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual predation. It has already been labeled a “feminist All the President’s Men”. Megan Twohey will take the John Adams stage to discuss her Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting about this investigation. It focuses not solely on the person of Harvey Weinstein himself, but even more on the systems that enable this kind of abuse. How can ...
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