Externe lezingen en activiteiten

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Studium Generale organiseert brede, academische activiteiten, zoals lezingen, symposia, filmvertoningen en debatten. Het programma van Studium Generale is bedoeld voor studenten, medewerkers en alle andere geïnteresseerden. Onder dit kopje plaatsen we toekomstige relevante activiteiten voor filosofiestudenten.


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THEMA VAN DE NACHT Van de Filosofie 14 april: ONLINE/OFFLINE 

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Transnational Justice and Gendered Vulnerability: Feminist Politics and (Im)possible Solidarities

Lecture by Professor Nikita Dhawan (University of Innsbruck)


In recent discussions on gender justice, there has been increasing focus on transnational feminist networks as facilitating “solidarity across borders”. In the face of growing global interdependence, the hope is that a transnational citizen’s movement could potentially galvanize global co-operation in overcoming gender violence and promoting gender equality. In this lecture professor Dhawan argues that while new modes of collective agency can emerge by drawing on gendered vulnerability as a site of political agency, “global sisterhood” can inadvertently also function as a technology of neoliberal governmentality. Against this background, her talk will critically engage with the prospects and limits of global gender justice from a postcolonial perspective.


The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The event will be followed by drinks.

Room A.211; 

Roeterseilandcampus - building A; Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam

Link: http://www.uva.nl/shared-content/subsites/amsterdam-research-center-for-gender-and-sexuality/en/events/lectures/2018/march/dhawan.html?origin=GlMrnfrhRTu73brQSiU90g


Our last resort: a United States of Europe? | Lecture 
14th of March 19:30 - 21:00 - Nijmegen - Collegezalencomplex 

A lack of inspiring leaders, the European debt and migrant crises, and Brexit. The European Union is coping with several deep problems. According to German historian and philosopher Ulrike Guérot it is time for change. Europe has a future only as a republic of European regions, with equal rights and duties. Come listen as she explains this. 

Since the founding of the EU a lack of democractic legitimacy. The European Commission is preeminent, the European Parliament is immense and distant, and powerless prime-ministers of the individual member states seem to fight with each other endlessly. No wonder European citizens can’t get excited about the European Union. The EU seems to have failed and is unable to come up with solutions. 

To address these problems, Ulrike Guérot suggests an overall democratization of the EU. Economically and monetarily European countries are working very well together, but on politics, security, and welfare there is much that needs to be done. According to Guérot, it is only as a republic that the EU has a future. It should be a republic in which every country has the same tax system, everybody has the right to vote, and everybody has the same social rights. 

Going downhill
After her lecture Guérot will discuss with philosopher Cees Leijenhorst how to transform the European Union. How realistic is the idea of Europe as a republic? Guérot already took a step in this direction by founding the European Democracy Lab in 2013 to encourage reform. Is this the way out of the struggles of the European Union? 

About the speaker:
Ulrike Guérot is historian and philosopher. She is founder of the European Democracy Lab and author of the book Red Europa! Waarom Europa een republiek moet worden. She is co-writer of the so-called 'Schäuble-Lamers'-plan, which is also known as one of the blue prints of the Eurozone. Guérot knows the European Union as an insider as well as an outsider: a long time she worked as a political advisor for the European Union, including being the first director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and she has taught European integration at several European and American universities.

Participation costs €5,- | RU Employees, students, pupils, Radboud Reflects-subscribers, Alumni Benfit Card-subscribers and members of PV Radboud are free of charge

The registration opens on Monday 12 February at 11.00 hrs.



DesignLab University of Twente and the Rathenau Instituut in The Hague will be organising an event about digital democracy on 7 March 2018, just before the municipal elections.

As both DesignLab and the Rathenau Instituut are operating on the intersection of science, technology, and society, they consider cooperation a logical next step. The event about digital democracy is the first visible result.

The event in DesignLab on 7 March will deal with digital democracy, also known as ‘citizen participation’. Among others, Ira van Keulen (Senior Researcher Rathenau Instituut) and Peter-Paul Verbeek (professor Philosophy of Humans and Technology, scientific co-director DesignLab) will make a contribution.

More information about the programme and free registration for the event via utwente.nl/designlab will follow in February. As at DesignLab, the working language will be English.


What are the ethical implications of the Internet of Things? Technologies are increasingly taking on an environmental role. Sensor networks are being integrated in our material environment, while algorithms and artificial intelligence make sense of the generated data, and influence our public and private lives. What will this world of smart homes, smart cities, smart hospitals, and smart schools imply for social interactions, power relations, scientific practices, city life, healthcare, and teaching? How are these technologies different from other types of technologies? How can we evaluate them adequately? And how can they be designed in a value-sensitive way?

On March 14, a workshop at DesignLab University of Twente will be hosted to address these questions. The workshop is jointly organized by the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST) and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente. 

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