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.

Stephen P. Williams

   |   Blockchain: The Next Everything

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May 13, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
2019-05-13 20:00:00 2019-05-13 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Stephen P. Williams (The John Adams Institute) Blockchain: The Next Everything De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
What is blockchain? Why does everyone, from tech experts to business moguls, believe it is bound to revolutionize society as significantly as the internet? Join us for an evening that helps us understand what it is, how it works and what the implications are for the future of our world. Journalist and author Stephen Williams, who also heads a sustainable fashion startup which uses blockchain technology to manage distributed manufacturing, believes that blockchain is the technology that will lead us into a startlingly different ...
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Barry Eichengreen

   |   The Populist Temptation

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May 27, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
2019-05-27 20:00:00 2019-05-27 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Barry Eichengreen (The John Adams Institute) The Populist Temptation Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
In the last few years, populism – on both the right and the left – has spread like wildfire throughout the world. Economic changes and downturns have left sections of populations worse off. What are these economic grievances that drive populist movements? And how can our welfare systems designed to support them prevent these grievances? Against the backdrop of the Trump presidency, Brexit, and European populist movements, Barry Eichengreen - a Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and a regular contributor to The ...
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