Lustrum: Jordan Peterson on Society in Crisis

More than ever, today’s Western society remains profoundly divided. Whether its identitarian splinters, growing political animosities, or challenges to individual freedoms, perhaps the greatest source of the crisis in our contemporary democracies comes from within society.

Such are the issues we want to discuss with Professor Jordan Peterson. Professor Peterson is a clinical psychologist who has gained notoriety due to his influential but also controversial analyses from current social and political problems.

For that reasons, we are looking forward to hosting Professor Peterson on the 31st of October for the final interview of our Lustrum month, concluding our narrative theme of institutions in crisis.

Press is required to register beforehand, in order to enter the event. There will be a designated area for all journalists.

Since our inception, Room for Discussion has been a platform for students by students. With this in mind and due to the overwhelming interest in this interview, we have decided to limit the entrance to students and staff of the University of Amsterdam only – in order to guarantee the safety of our audience. We ask all students (and staff) interested to bring their student ID cards with them in order to enter the venue. As always, there will be a live stream posted on the Room for Discussion Facebook page.
Room for Discussion would have preferred an event that is open to all, but due to the popularity and security concerns about the event, the University of Amsterdam asked us to limit access to the event. We are deeply sorry for any inconveniences this causes to members of our audience.
We hope for your understanding. 

Some final reminders for anyone interested in attending the interview: The interview today can only be attended by UvA students and staff members. Please bring your student ID or staff passes. Once the e-hall is full no more people will be allowed inside. For this reason, we have made arrangements with CREA to livestream the interview in their Muziekzaal – this is also only for students and staff. We will be in contact with our team in CREA in order to accommodate some of the questions into the Q&

We ask everyone to be respectful towards each other and our guest today in order to ensure a critical and productive discussion. For the rest that won’t be able to attend, a high definition live – stream can be found on our main Facebook page

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