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.

Raymond Neutra (sold out)

   |    My Father and Frank Lloyd Wright

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Aug 29, 2019, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm,   Museum Het Schip, Oostzaanstraat 45, Amsterdam
2019-08-29 17:30:00 2019-08-29 21:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Raymond Neutra (sold out) (The John Adams Institute) My Father and Frank Lloyd Wright Museum Het Schip, Oostzaanstraat 45, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
From old-world Vienna to the breezy mid-century Modernism of Southern California: the career of the architect Richard Neutra (1892-1970) spanned continents and epochs. His son Raymond Neutra is coming to Amsterdam for an event co-hosted by Iconic Houses and Museum het Schip, to talk about his father’s work and his relationship to architecture in America. After all, ...
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Jonathan Safran Foer

   |   We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

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Sep 03, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Pathé Tuschinski, Reguliersbreestraat 24-36, Amsterdam
2019-09-03 20:00:00 2019-09-03 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Jonathan Safran Foer (The John Adams Institute) We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Pathé Tuschinski, Reguliersbreestraat 24-36, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Climate change is the single biggest threat to human survival - and we are dealing with it all wrong, according to bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer. In his new book We Are the Weather, Foer explores the central dilemma of our time in a creative and urgent new way. We have turned our planet into a farm for growing meat, he reveals, and the consequences are catastrophic. But the link between eating meat and the climate crisis isn't being talked about - because our leaders think we're not ready to make small personal ...
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Leon Neyfakh

   |   Storytelling in the Digital Age

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Sep 10, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Rockstart, Rigakade 10, Amsterdam
2019-09-10 20:00:00 2019-09-10 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Leon Neyfakh (The John Adams Institute) Storytelling in the Digital Age Rockstart, Rigakade 10, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The podcast. Whether you only have a quick 15 minutes to spare on the bus or train, or an hour-long drive to work, there’s a perfect podcast out there for you. Podcasts can tell real, engaging stories, creating a sense of connection between listener and content, and at the same time making you feel part of a community of like-minded listeners. The renowned American podcast maker Leon Neyfakh is coming to the John Adams to talk about his craft. His first podcast, the award-winning series Slow Burn (click here ...
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Jed Emerson

   |   The Purpose of Capital

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Oct 01, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Posthoornkerk, Haarlemmerstraat 124-126, Amsterdam
2019-10-01 20:00:00 2019-10-01 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Jed Emerson (The John Adams Institute) The Purpose of Capital Posthoornkerk, Haarlemmerstraat 124-126, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
What is the purpose of your capital? The emergent ‘impact investing’ movement holds out the golden promise that we can make money and do good at the same time. This new financial sector is being embraced not only by family offices and social entrepreneurs, but also by traditional financial strongholds such as by Blackrock, JP Morgan and ABN Amro. In co-operation with Pymwymic  - the 25-year old Amsterdam-based community of impact investors who say ‘Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is’ - the John Adams ...
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Jill Lepore: These Truths

   |   A John Adams & Fulbright Event

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Oct 16, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Aula UVA, Spui/Singel 411, Amsterdam
2019-10-16 20:00:00 2019-10-16 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Jill Lepore: These Truths (The John Adams Institute) A John Adams & Fulbright Event Aula UVA, Spui/Singel 411, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Three truths, no more and no less: political equality, natural rights, and sovereignty of the people. According to Thomas Jefferson, these truths were the foundation on which the American experiment rested. Most Americans recognize his words in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." How apt, then, that Jill Lepore chose these words as the title of her brilliant new book: These Truths - A History of the United States. Lepore, staff writer ...
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