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  • 03 Nov 201614:45

    Amerikaanse verkiezingen 2016: Running for President *
    A lecture series on the upcoming American elections, in which specialists explain how the democratic process in the US functions and what the effects of the elections might be. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 08 Nov 201620:00

    Hartslagcafé: Clinton vs Trump *
    At the start of the night of the American elections, the Hartslagcafé will host a choice of America experts. Historian James Kennedy, foreign affairs columnist Paul Brill and others will zoom in on the most important election themes and on the candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 10 Nov 201613:00

    And the newly elected US-President is... - Comments & paneldiscussion *
    Come and listen to expert comments and paneldiscussion on the outcome of the American elections. (language: English) Read more

  • 15 Nov 201619:30

    Warandelezing 2016: Naar een beter voedselsysteem *
    After World War II, Sicco Mansholt committted himself to restoring the food supply in Europe by modernizing agriculture. The scale at which agricultural products nowadays are produced however has led to many negative consequences worldwide for humans, animals and the environment. The demand for alternatives is therefore becoming increasingly urgent ..... (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 15 Nov 201620:00

    Science Café: De meeste stemmen gelden?
    The election system of our democracy seems so fair: one with the most votes has won. But does the outcome always give a justified picture? Harrie de Swart, professor in Logic (Tilburg University), calls for a new voting procedure. Read more

  • 16 Nov 201617:30

    Poetry Café
    Join the Poetry Cafè on Wednesday 16th November. Whether you are an expert or a newcomer without any experience. Poetry can be written by everyone - and for everyone. Learn about making poetry yourself or improve your poetry skills. (language: English) Read more

  • 16 Nov 201620:15

    Een avond met Gerard Spong *
    Defense attorney Gerard Spong has handled various high-profile cases, like the Schiedam Park murder and the Article 12 procecution procedure against Geert Wilders. He will talk about criminal defense law practice in general and about his latest book, De Uitvaartverzorger [The Undertaker]. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 23 Nov 201613:00

    Human Library: Meet your prejudice
    Visit the Human Library in Tilburg on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Instead of a book, you can borrow a 'person' and hear their life story. There will be many different 'books' whom you can talk to, such as refugees, an orphan, a transsexual, people with a handicap or people who have a peculiar lifestyle. The Human Library aims to take away prejudices and stimulate social cohesion. (language: Dutch & English) Read more

  • 26 Jan 201717:15

    Poetry Party & Campus Poet Election 2017
    On the 26th of January it is Dutch National Poetry Day. It is the perfect occasion to announce the new campus poet for 2017 and have a party with music and performances! (language: Dutch & English) Read more

Join the debate

Excellent science is based upon debate. Exchanging knowledge, sharing perspectives, questioning and challenging each other, lead us to better and new knowledge. As a university with Understanding Society as its motto, the debate with staff, students and society is essential. Symposia and meetings in which such a debate is an essential part of the program can be identified by the label 'Join the debate'. Also Academic Forum also organizes programs under this label. Read more about 'Join the debate'>>