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Opening Academic Year 2022 – 2023: Science and Democracy | Speaker: Claes de Vreese

September 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The new academic year is starting in a world in which the international legal order and democratic values are under pressure. Internationally, due to events such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but also in the Netherlands, as a result of to growing inequality, disinformation and mistrust. How can the university contribute to a resilient democracy?


  • Executive Board President Geert ten Dam Collegevoorzitter Geert ten Dam¬†discusses the importance of science for a robust democratic society
  • University professor of Artificial intelligence and society Claes de Vreese talks about research into media, artificial intelligence and democracy
  • Musical intermezzo by members of the student choir Amsterdam
  • Professor of Media Studies Mark Deuze discusses media activism, democratic engagement and education

Afterwards there will be a chance to carry on the conversation during informal drinks at the Maagdenhuis.


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Aula, Lutherse Kerk
Singel 411
Amsterdam, 1012 XM Netherlands


University of Amsterdam