Past seminars

So far in 2023, we organised the following seminar:

  • 6 March 2023 - visiting scholar Dr. Sara de Jong presented her paper Invisible Men: the injured lives of Afghan interpreters - with Dr. Aditi Saraf as a discussant. 

In 2022, we organized a seminar series on the Russia-Ukraine war:

  • 16 March 2022 -  (Dis)information and challenges of documenting hostilities -  dr. Mariëlle Wijermars, (Assistant Professor in Cyber-Security and Politics at Maastricht University), Dmytro Chupryna and  Emily Tripp, (from NGO Airwars) and Karolina Aksamitowska (Lecturer in Law at Tallinn University).
  • 7 June 2022 – Receiving Ukrainian refugees: Political Discourse in Central Europe – prof. Izabela Grabowska (Kozminski University; Center for Research on Social Change and Human Mobility); dr. Veronika Nagy (LEG).

In 2021 we organized two series of seminars to bring together UU scholars on various themes:

Studium Generale

In collaboration with Studium Generale we organized a seminar series on ‘9/11: 20 years later’. This series discussed the legacy of the 9/11 attacks. Was it indeed a turning point in history, as is often said? And if so, to whom?

  • 8 September 2021 – 9/11 as a global turning point – with Prof. Beatrice de Graaf. Watch the recording here

  • 6 October 2021, 8 pm – The Price of Security – with dr. Tessa Diphoorn. Watch the recording here

  • 3 November 2021, 8 pm – What it Means to be Blacklisted – with Prof. Marieke de Goede. Watch the recording here

  • 8 December 2021, 8 pm – The Global War on Terror in the Neighbourhood – with dr. Luuk Slooter. Watch the recording here