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.

Film: American Jail

   |   With Director Roger Ross Williams

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Oct 04, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm,   Boom Chicago (doors open at 7 pm)
2018-10-04 19:30:00 2018-10-04 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Film: American Jail (The John Adams Institute) With Director Roger Ross Williams Boom Chicago (doors open at 7 pm) The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams, in collaboration with Submarine, is bringing Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams to Amsterdam to discuss his latest documentary,  American Jail. In this provocative and personal film, he explores the modern tragedy of mass incarceration from both a very personal and a political angle. He contends that poor people and minorities are more likely to receive the harshest penalties for nonviolent infractions and sometimes can pay a lifetime of punishment for what more advantaged people ...
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The U.S. Midterm Elections: What’s at Stake?

   |   A John Adams & Fulbright Event with Jonathan Capehart

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Oct 18, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Zuiderkerk, Zuiderkerkhof 72, Amsterdam
2018-10-18 20:00:00 2018-10-18 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam The U.S. Midterm Elections: What’s at Stake? (The John Adams Institute) A John Adams & Fulbright Event with Jonathan Capehart Zuiderkerk, Zuiderkerkhof 72, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams and the Fulbright Center are bringing Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart to Amsterdam. Capehart is a contributor to MSNBC, host of "America on the Line" on New York Public Radio (WNYC) and a member of The Washington Post editorial board, where he writes about politics and social issues. He will discuss the upcoming US mid-term elections on Tuesday Nov. 6th, which will shape the American political landscape for the next two years and beyond. The Republican Party is tipped to retain their majority in the Senate, but with dozens of Republican lawmakers retiring this year, the Democratic Party has a decent chance of taking over the House. And then? ...
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