Upcoming

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.

Cecilia Kang

   |   An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
Oct 27, 2021, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm,   Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
2021-10-27 20:30:00 2021-10-27 22:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Cecilia Kang (The John Adams Institute) An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
For years, fringe ideologues were able to use Facebook undisturbed to promote their extreme ideologies and conspiracies. In An Ugly Truth, published in Dutch as Een smerige waarheid by Atlas Contact, New York Times tech reporters Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frenkel reveal how Facebook’s algorithms sacrificed everything for user engagement and profit, while creating a misinformation epicenter and violating the privacy of its users. Through deep investigatory work, Kang and Frenkel ...
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The Accessible City

   |   Online event with Chris & Melissa Bruntlett
Nov 16, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm,   Online Event (free)
2021-11-16 20:00:00 2021-11-16 21:15:00 Europe/Amsterdam The Accessible City (The John Adams Institute) Online event with Chris & Melissa Bruntlett Online Event (free) The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
What was it about life in the Netherlands that Canadian couple Chris and Melissa Bruntlett found so attractive? So attractive that they pulled up stakes and left Vancouver to actually move to Delft with their two children? The answer is: quality of life. A big factor that impacts quality of life is how we move around the city. In North America ...
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