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PechaKucha Night Vol. 29 in Maastricht will take place on Monday 29 February 2016. Stay tuned here or via our Facebook page and don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to be a presenter! 

The PechaKucha team in Maastricht: Jean-Paul, Zhen and Sueli

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Featured Presentation

"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."

In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. 

Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 

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Incredible India

BY GIREESH SHRIVASTAVA
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

Unity of all religions: that is the foundation of Indian culture. That encompasses language, food, festivals, dresses, dance forms and a united spirit against violence. Speaker Gireesh Shrivastava wants to show India as he knows it, not as the media sometimes depicts it.

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A light in a dark

BY MOHAMMED MAHDI
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

People can show extreme resilience under extraordinary situations. In this presentation, Speaker Mohammed Mahdi shows Yemeni people in their daily lives. He is impressed to see how they manage to progress under extreme situations which could be categorized as extremely hard life. 

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From Red Tape to the Red Carpet

BY JAN-MARTIN AHRENDT
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

Jan-Martin Ahrendt believes that it is important to create an attractive and livable climate for internationals in the Maastricht Region. In this presentation he presents the efforts of a regional network of institutions and service providers to do just that.

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Dog: Man’s best tutor, man's best friend

BY IVY GLORIA MUSORA
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

Often, human beings have developed soft spots for pets and plenty have been misunderstood for the immense fondness and attachment they have towards their pets. This relationship has also been deemed as a one way affair, where pets are fully dependent on their owners whilst they are only expected to give back companionship. But wait a minute !!!!!!!! There is more to companionship that one can get from their pets – in particular – DOGS!!! Speaker Ivy Gloria Musora discusses these priceless life lessons.

Without undermining the importance and relevance of attending management training sessions or counseling sessions, this presentation focuses on the importance of dogs to mankind – how they can teach you important life lessons - only if you pay attention when they make the effort to teach you.  

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Tomorrow's universities

BY ANWER AZZAN
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

Speaker Anwer Azzan reflects on the future of leanning and learning environments. What should universities do to cope with the current changes?

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A successful global model of integration

BY BEVERLY BEST
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

Speaker Beverly Best discusses the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a regional body established by the Treaty of Basseterre signed in 1981. It later formed a single financial and economic space (an Economic Union) in June 2000.  Dubbed as one of the biggest global secrets, the OECS comprising 10 Small Island Developing States with a combined population of approximately 600,000 (which are among the smallest SIDS in the world) are at the forefront of regional integration, and represent the tightest regional grouping and most successful global model of integration to date.

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The importance of emotional intelligence

BY ANTOINE JEHA
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

In this presentation, Antoine Jeha talks about emotional intelligence, its importance in our everyday life and as a factor of synergy in the workplace. 

The presentation shows photographs of people being filmed and unexpectedly told that they are beautiful. 

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Redefining identity

BY KATRINA JACOBSENJENSEN
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Katrina Marie observes how we choose to define ourselves and asks herself whether the stories we have created empower us to engage in the life we desire. Her PechaKucha presentation is about redefining identity.

 

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Keep The Heartbeat Going


“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”
In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.
 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jean-Paul Toonen

    Curious | Share | Culture | Education | Ideas | Youth | Giving | Undercurrent | Hiking | Writing | World Music | TED | Film

  • Sueli Brodin

    Born in Brazil from a Japanese/Brazilian mother and a French father, I grew up in Pakistan, Japan and France. After completing a bachelor's degree in English literature, I won a one-year scholarship to study at Rutgers University, New Jersey. I met my Dutch husband in Israel and we have been living in Maastricht, the Netherlands, since April 1994. We have three children, a cat, three tortoises, six chickens and two aquariums full of fish. I work as an Editor/ Communications Officer at United Nations University-MERIT / Maastricht University and a freelance editor at Maastricht School of Management. I joined the team of PechaKucha Maastricht in December 2009 and greatly enjoy being part of the global PechaKucha community. Watch my video portrait at: http://bit.ly/6CnU8w

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