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27 September | A Future for the Financial System?

27 September | A Future for the Financial System?

The financial system has drastically changed over the past ten years. The financial crisis has triggered the growth of new financial technology (such as smartphone banking), but also opened up perspectives for all kinds of new initiatives for lending capital as well as trade and exchange systems. This debate session...
Fall 2016 | A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?

Fall 2016 | A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?

  The crisis of the banking sector triggered all sorts of new mechanisms for financing human action and investment. Together with new technological opportunities we see the emergence of new forms of financing. Especially in emerging economies interesting solutions are found. Bitcoins emerged as a pure digital form of financing, other initiatives act...
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14 June | Complex Wars: How does the Peace Movement respond?

14 June | Complex Wars: How does the Peace Movement respond?

The peace movement has a long history in dealing with interstate wars. However, traditional conflicts have been replaced by complex wars within states involving a range of stakeholders. This new warfare trend is increasingly victimizing civilians in conflict areas. Do drone strikes, air bombings or boots on the ground really bring alleviation to civilians? This...
31 Mei | Stereotypen en Media: de Kracht van Zwart-wit Denken

31 Mei | Stereotypen en Media: de Kracht van Zwart-wit Denken

Op dinsdag 31 mei richten IDleaks en SID-NL hun blik op stereotypen. We onderzoeken hoe media stereotypen gebruiken en welke kracht deze stereotypen hebben binnen actuele, maatschappelijke debatten. Drie sprekers bespreken deze avond stereotypen vanuit een ander perspectief om vervolgens het publiek het woord te geven. Emiel Martens (UvA) plaatst stereotypen in een historisch perspectief:...
19 April | SID NL Member Event "Interact, Inspire and Innovate"

19 April | SID NL Member Event “Interact, Inspire and Innovate”

SID NL Member Event “Interact, Inspire and Innovate”  It is with pleasure that we invite you to our exclusive SID NL Member Special “Interact, Inspire & Innovate” on Tuesday 19 April 2016 (16:00 hrs) at the International Institute of Social Studies,  The Hague.  We are proud to have you as a member and we hope...
7 April | Syria: Alternative Roads to Peace?

7 April | Syria: Alternative Roads to Peace?

Watch Rafif Jouejati’s interview with Nieuwsuur here. Whilst the formal Syrian peace process has barely started, it is clear this will be a long and challenging road. Many Syrian citizens have fled their homes and are often trying to survive, meanwhile hoping that peace will come soon. If the formal peace talks are not really moving...
15 March | Understanding the Other: Religion as Dialogue

15 March | Understanding the Other: Religion as Dialogue

Religion is nowadays often portrayed as the cause of tension and conflict. However, religion can also be seen as an adequate way to deal with polarization and disagreements. As part of the monthly debate series on ‘Understanding the Other’, this session will explore the role of religion as dialogue. What type of experiences are we...
16 February | Colombia: Peace at Last?

16 February | Colombia: Peace at Last?

After more than fifty years of civil war, the Colombian peace talks in Havana are approaching their very last phase. The Colombian government and the rebel movement FARC are likely to sign a peace agreement by the end of March. Why did it take so long before an agreement could be reached? What are the...
Understanding the Other: The Possibility of Peace | 2015-2016

Understanding the Other: The Possibility of Peace | 2015-2016

News on refugees, conflicts and terrorism are dominating the headlines. Major social and political unrest worldwide seem to affect everyone’s lives. The new SID-ISS Discussion Series for the Spring of 2016 wants to explore the underlying causes of this current turmoil.