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12 September 2019
Beatrice de Graaf on talkshow Jinek about right-wing extremism, terrorism and violence.
11 September 2019
Rutger Claassen and Judith van Erp will publish their essay collection 'Entrepreneurship in the open society' in the month of September.
9 September 2019
Joas Wagemakers writes in 'Nederlands Dagblad' about the recently enacted ban on burqas in specific (public) spaces.


boy playing with toy car
2 September 2019 09:00 - 13 October 2019 17:00
Our Massive Open Online Course 'Understanding child development – from Synapse to Society' starts again on 2 September. Enroll now!
Michael Henry Spang, wax écorché model, 25cm, ca 1760 © The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
26 September 2019 14:45 - 17:00
With lectures by Marieke Hendriksen and Bart Grob focussing on the production, use and conservation of écorché models.
This war of mine
27 September 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Stephanie de Smale will defend her PhD thesis in the University Hall.