Nexus instituut


How to Change the World?


How to Change the World?
  • 2 December 2012
  • 13.00 - 17.30
  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

Revolution is of all times. Man in revolt, who fights against the injustice of those in power and aims for a better world, has always existed. In our world, we see the rekindling of the revolutionary fire: movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring and the South European indignados rebel against the powers that be. The same goes for populist political parties and groups like the Tea Party. Which ideal is worth fighting for? And why should the world be changed?

During the 2012 Nexus Conference, prominent international speakers discuss the question how we can change the world. Is a better world really possible? Is man truly free, or does he allow those in power to manipulate him, and commercialism to corrupt him all too easily? How can change be achieved? And what should our world come to look like?


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Nexus Connect

10.30 am  Connect meets Rory Stewart

11.30 am  End

Nexus Conference How to Change the World?

01.00 pm  Welcome by Rob Riemen

01.15 pm  Keynote Lecture Alain Badiou

02.00 pm  Debate I. The Crisis in our World

04.00 pm  Debate II. How to Change the World

05.30 pm  Reception



  • Alain Badiou 2012
  • In Nexus 63 leest u de essays van de conferentiesprekers
  • Agnes Heller 2012
  • Book signing with Alain Badiou
  • Margaret Atwood 2012
  • Evgeny Morozov 2012
  • John Gray 2012
  • 08. Debate How to Change the World
  • Nexus Conference 2012 at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
  • 10. Rob Riemen welcomes the audience
  • Alain Badiou 2012
  • Nexus Conference 2012 'How to Change the World?'
  • Daniel Pick on 20th Century History
  • Daniel Pick 2012
  • 15. Rory Sutherland, 2012
  • Municipal Theatre in Amsterdam
  • 17. Rory Stewart and Evgeny Morozov, 2012
  • 18. Athenaeum Bookstore, 2012