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Debates that Matter: Help fund our next Spring Debate Series!

Debates that Matter: Help fund our next Spring Debate Series!

Donate   SID-NL has been at the forefront for many years in shaping the debate on development questions and influencing decision-makers. We want to continue our impact on the world of development, as well as continue providing a platform for people to gather, discuss ideas and further expand their knowledge. To do so, we are...
25 October | A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?

25 October | A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?

  The traditional financial system was hit hard by the crisis. Banks are searching for answers and firing their staff, whilst new institutions are emerging. Informal banking and local currency systems are presented as potentially complementary systems, or even as alternatives. What exactly are these community currencies offering that banks are not? How have these...
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 will discuss these new developments,...
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 as intermediaries and bypass the...
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 However, traditional conflicts have been replaced by complex wars within states involving a range of stakeholders.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...