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.

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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Dina Nayeri

   |   The Ungrateful Refugee

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Nov 04, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Singelkerk, Singel 452, Amsterdam
2019-11-04 20:00:00 2019-11-04 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Dina Nayeri (The John Adams Institute) The Ungrateful Refugee Singelkerk, Singel 452, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Eternal gratitude. Is that what is expected from a refugee? How long can you stay grateful, and how do you show your gratitude? And if do not show your gratitude, will you be sent back to… well, to where? In The Ungrateful Refugee (translated by Susan Ridder into De ondankbare vluchteling for Volt Publishers), Dina Nayeri – herself a refugee from Iran - uses her first work of nonfiction to acquaint readers with the pain and horrors refugees face – not only before, but also after they settle in ...
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Joseph Stiglitz

   |   People, Power, and Profits

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Nov 15, 2019, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm,   DeLaMar Theater, Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam
2019-11-15 20:30:00 2019-11-15 22:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Joseph Stiglitz (The John Adams Institute) People, Power, and Profits DeLaMar Theater, Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is returning to the John Adams to discuss his important new book People, Power, and Profits (translated into Winst voor iedereen, by Arian Verheij and Huub Stegeman for Athenaeum), about the dangers of free market fundamentalism and the many economic challenges America is facing. In this book, Stiglitz explains how the benefits of globalization have accrued to a small minority and how politics prioritize the interests ...
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