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.

Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

   |   The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Buy Tickets

Jun 16, 2018, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm,   Spaces Herengracht, Herengracht 124, Amsterdam
2018-06-16 15.00:00 2018-06-16 15.45:00 Europe/Amsterdam Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen (The John Adams Institute) The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse Spaces Herengracht, Herengracht 124, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
A wish has come true! The John Adams Institute is happy to announce we are hosting an event especially for children, with the award-winning duo author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen, who have successfully collaborated on several picturebooks, the trilogy 'Triangle', 'Square' and 'Circle', as well as 'Extra Yarn', and 'Sam & Dave Dig a Hole'. Their most recent collaboration, picturebook 'The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse' (published by Uitgeverij Gottmer as 'De wolf, de eend en de muis', and ...
Read more


Madeleine Albright

Buy Tickets

Jun 29, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   Muziekgebouw aan t IJ
2018-06-29 20:00:00 2018-06-29 21:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Madeleine Albright (The John Adams Institute) Muziekgebouw aan t IJ The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
We are happy to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, is returning to the John Adams Institute to discuss her latest book 'Fascism: A Warning', which offers a personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World ...
Read more


Matthew Desmond

   |   Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Buy Tickets

Jul 04, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm,   De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
2018-07-04 20:00:00 2018-07-04 21:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Matthew Desmond (The John Adams Institute) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
What if the dominant discourse on poverty in the United States is wrong? What if the problem isn’t that poor people have bad morals, or that they lack the skills and smarts to fit in with our shiny 21st-century economy? What if the problem is that poverty is profitable? These are the questions at the heart of Evicted, Matthew Desmond’s extraordinary study of tenants in low-income housing in the de-industrialized city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his book, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond follows ...
Read more