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.

Peter Sellars

   |   The Future of Opera in a Changing World
Mar 01, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm,   Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, Amsterdam
2019-03-01 17:30:00 2019-03-01 18:15:00 Europe/Amsterdam Peter Sellars (The John Adams Institute) The Future of Opera in a Changing World Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams is partnering with the Dutch National Opera for a special 45-minute talk about the future of opera in a changing world, by renowned stage director Peter Sellars. Sellars is best known for staging plays and operas for numerous international theaters in settings wildly different from those suggested by the text. He wrote the librettos for the operas Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic, both composed by John Adams, and is now again collaborating with John Adams on the new opera Girls of the Golden West, which is programmed at the upcoming Opera Forward Festival in Amsterdam. ...
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Francis Fukuyama (SOLD OUT)

   |   Against Identity Politics

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Mar 08, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Aula, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam
2019-03-08 20:00:00 2019-03-08 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Francis Fukuyama (SOLD OUT) (The John Adams Institute) Against Identity Politics Aula, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
The John Adams Institute, in collaboration with De Balie, is once again hosting the renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama to discuss his new book Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, translated into Dutch as Identiteit and published by Atlas Contact. In Identity, Fukuyama shows that populist nationalism is not motivated by economic concerns, but rather by the demand for recognition of one’s identity - and therefore cannot be satisfied simply by economic means. ...
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Saskia Coenen-Snyder (SOLD OUT)

   |   Signs and Sounds in Nazi-Occupied Amsterdam

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Mar 14, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Uilenburgersjoel, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam
2019-03-14 20:00:00 2019-03-14 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Saskia Coenen-Snyder (SOLD OUT) (The John Adams Institute) Signs and Sounds in Nazi-Occupied Amsterdam Uilenburgersjoel, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
How did residents of the city of Amsterdam experience the Nazi-occupation in the 1940s through their sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch? People’s senses changed dramatically during these years, and learning more about the history of the senses gives us better insight into how people experienced the war. In a co-operation with the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Quarter, the John Adams is bringing Saskia Coenen-Snyder to Amsterdam to discuss the changing visual and aural landscape during the war. Saskia Coenen ...
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