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.

Sharon Zukin

   |   The Urban Innovation Complex
Apr 19, 2021, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm,   Online Event
2021-04-19 20:30:00 2021-04-19 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Sharon Zukin (The John Adams Institute) The Urban Innovation Complex Online Event The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Cities like New York and San Francisco have bloomed thanks to the innovation economy. Can tech save our cities? In her new book The Innovation Complex, professor of urban sociology Sharon Zukin shows how these forces are shaping both the new urban economy and urban space. What happens when big tech enters a city? It brings talent and jobs and new ideas and urban revival, yes, but the ‘innovation complex’ also increases dependence on global capital and enables the rise of a new meritocratic elite. Together with moderator Tracy Metz, Zukin will explore ...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci

   |   Challenging Corona
May 25, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm,   Online Event
2021-05-25 17:30:00 2021-05-25 18:45:00 Europe/Amsterdam Dr. Anthony Fauci (The John Adams Institute) Challenging Corona Online Event The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams Institute is happy to welcome Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, for a conversation about our response to the corona virus. If we have to learn to live with the virus, as is now often said, what will the 'new normal' look like? Is there indeed light at the end of the tunnel? What are the lessons learned in this pandemic that will help us all respond better next time? We will discuss these and many more questions concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic with the world’s most prominent and visible ...
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