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SID Lecture Series 2013-2014
Compilation 2013-2014 Series 'Dispersed Power' now online!

Compilation 2013-2014 Series ‘Dispersed Power’ now online!

In the 2013-2014 Series, SID NL reflected on the power shifts that take place as a result of current geopolitical changes. The changing world order has not only affected the balance of power between states, but there are more fundamental consequences. Read all about it in the compilation of summary reports.
Civil Society: winning many battles, but losing the war?

Civil Society: winning many battles, but losing the war?

On 16 June 2014, SID NL welcomed Pradeep Mehta (CUTS) & Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace) to discuss how the traditional role of states as acting on behalf of their citizens is bypassed by citizens and communities. Watch the short interview here
'Emerging countries' citizens are thirsty for democratic participation'

‘Emerging countries’ citizens are thirsty for democratic participation’

On 19 May 2014, SID NL welcomed Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General of CIVICUS, to explore the opportunities of citizens in emerging countries. According to him the world is on the brink of a civil participation revolution. Watch a short interview with Danny here
“Economy based on growth rewards selfish behaviour”

“Economy based on growth rewards selfish behaviour”

On Monday 14 April 2014, Enrique Lluch Frechina, Professor of Economics and Economic Ethics at the University CEU Cardenal Herrera in Valencia, gave a lecture titled ‘Learning from a stagnating economy’, mainly addressing the current economic situation in Spain. Watch the video interview here.
'Use the power of technology to earn your bread'

‘Use the power of technology to earn your bread’

In her lecture on 17 March 2014, Director of Partnerships at iHub Kenya, Jessica Colaço held a lecture titled ‘The Empowered Citizen’. She envisions a future for Africa where borders fade because of increasing internet connectivity enabling business models to be shared. Watch the video interview here.
"We are on the threshold of a new civic movement"

“We are on the threshold of a new civic movement”

In his lecture on 10 February 2014, Director of the Centre for Democracy and Citizenship, Harry Boyte held a lecture titled ‘Citizens at the Centre of the Globalising World’. Boyte warned us about the growing detachment between professionals and citizens. Watch the video interview here.
'The political power of citizens and communities'

‘The political power of citizens and communities’

Part II of our annual series started February 2014 and will continue until June 2014. In the first half of 2014 we will discuss the political power of citizens and communities in a globalising world. Speakers include(d): Harry C. Boyte, Jessica Colaço, Danny Sriskandarajah, Kumi Naidoo, Francis Nyamnjoh and Rashid S. Kaukab!