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.

Karen Joy Fowler

   |   Booth
Sep 15, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   OBA Theater, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
2022-09-15 20:00:00 2022-09-15 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Karen Joy Fowler (The John Adams Institute) Booth OBA Theater, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
April 14th 1865, on the balcony of the Ford Theatre in Washington DC, John Wilkes Booth has just assassinated president Abraham Lincoln. This shocking incident would ring through history and make the Booths the most infamous family in the country. The John Adams Institute is pleased to host author and Man Booker finalist Karen Joy Fowler to discuss her American epic, Booth. But Booth is much more than the story of that fabled night. It is a sweeping American saga that charts the rising fame of the Booth family ...
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Francis Fukuyama

   |   Liberalism and its Discontents
Oct 03, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Aula Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam
2022-10-03 20:00:00 2022-10-03 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Francis Fukuyama (The John Adams Institute) Liberalism and its Discontents Aula Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
History has not ended. In fact, it is entering yet another phase, where old forms and ideas clash with present realities. The John Adams Institute is excited to welcome Francis Fukuyama back to Amsterdam to discuss his findings in his newest book, Liberalism and Its Discontents. In this rigorous and trim volume, Fukuyama returns to Liberalism, arguing that it cannot grow complacent. Liberalism—despite its flaws—appears to be the only system adaptable enough to accommodate the myriad challenges the future holds. ...
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Andrea Elliott

   |   Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City
Oct 11, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Vondelkerk, Vondelstraat 120, Amsterdam
2022-10-11 20:00:00 2022-10-11 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Andrea Elliott (The John Adams Institute) Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City Vondelkerk, Vondelstraat 120, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute info@john-adams.nl
Dasani Coates, a child with an imagination as soaring as the skyscrapers near her Brooklyn homeless shelter grew up in the shadows of New York’s second “Gilded Age.” Dasani’s story has become emblematic of one of America’s most wicked problems: homelessness. The John Adams Institute is delighted to welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott, investigative reporter for the New York Times whose work documents the lives of people on the margins of power (picture by Nina Subin). Based on nearly ...
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