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This special PechaKucha event will offer the PechaKucha stage to 12 students from the Maastricht School of Management. Stay tuned for more information!

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Sonia Kar

Entrepreneur, HomeHandi in Maastricht

"People were interested not about only the food that it was made, but also the backgroud from where did it come from."

In "When Food Brings Cultures Together" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31Sonia Kar is an independent entrepreneur who tells us the idea about her online platform, where different cultures meet through their menus. We human beings are very different, each and every one of us have some principles and values in us which have been influenced by our family, culture, upbringing and country. We all are effectively ambassadors or representatives of our families, cultural backgrounds and countries. But how often do we share our culture or are aware about the culture of others and can this be done through our food?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016.

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How I came to be convinced that we need a post-national Europe

BY YANNIC BELLINO
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Yannic Bellino shares how he came to dream of a post-national future for Europe. In the period between his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, he spent some time in Berlin working for the European Democracy Lab where he learnt that maybe the current set-up of the EU is obsolete. He now believes that a new narrative and a new utopia are needed in these times of re-emerging nationalism.

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How can each individual solve Europe’s problems?

BY DUC HOANG
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As a consultant, Duc Hoang often asks a lot of questions to understand more about his clients’ situation and then he finds the answers from their own responses. At the age of 25, he experienced a quarter-life crisis (the period of life ranging from twenties to thirties). He felt stressful, doubtful about his life and his future. Then, a monk asked him to ask himself a lot of questions and luckily this helped him survive his personal crisis.   

In 2017, Europe will be 25 years old, the same age when Duc had his quarter-life crisis, and it is also going through a crisis. Therefore, he would like to invite the PechaKucha audience to try and act like a consultant, and ask all European citizens the same question: What is the meaning of that number?

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The story of European secularism

BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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Improvisation: If you could call Europe, what would you say?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

In this improvisation on random slides, four volunteers from the audience got five slides each and skillfully improvised on the question: "If you could call Europe, what would you say?"

As none of them had seen the slides in advance, the sense of challenge and the high level of surprise greatly entertained the audience. 

A big thank you to Cristian Tala Sánchez, Osiris Hoepel, Cathy Kwanten and Fjære van der Stok for their participation!

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Lifesaving medicines should’nt be a luxury

BY DEEBA SHAHIDI
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Deeba Shahidi has personally witnessed inequity within healthcare. She is concerned about the fact that about one third of the inhabitants of the world does not have access to lifesaving medicines. She feels that these astonishing figures need to be addressed. 

Deeba believes that each and every individual has the capacity to make a difference. She joined a student organisation which empowers students and academics to make lifesaving medicines more accessible to those who most need them and least can afford them.

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Unity in Diversity?

BY VERENA RIEDMILLER
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As a young EU citizen who is convinced that there can only be a European solution to our present and future (political) challenges, Verena Riedmiller feels that Europeans need to stand up now for a more democratic Europe. A Europe, in which the voices of its diverse citizens are heard, a Europe, which does not only preach values but brings them to life.

Her proposal for such a Europe comes in the form of the NGO cube. Your take on Europe. Cube. educates, engages and empowers young people in Europe to voice their ideas for a Europe of the future towards the European Commission.

The EU is not a set political reality, each and every one of us can raise their voice and shape our political future!

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Travelling through Europe

BY MARC MAHFOUD
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As an artist, Marc Mahfoud enjoys the European freedom of expression and movement. In his case, this meant realising his dream of leaving his money home and starting to travel through Europe with a guitar only, crossing borders and visiting three countries in one day. He experienced it as a unique privilege.

However the rising lack of tolerance and understanding is endangering this freedom. When he was robbed twice during his travels everything he stood for got tested.

He would like to encourage us to better appreciate and preserve the freedom that we have in Europe, and to actively participate in the dialogue of open borders and tolerance.

He challenges us to dare to discover! When you travel by foot you get in touch with a wide spectrum of people, you learn to appreciate your life and to respect others. 

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Can Memory be Restored?

BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."

in "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, researcher from Germany at Maastricht University,Sarah-Anna Hescham wants to show us new ways that are being explored to deal with and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. We do not need to remember everything, just what is important. But for some people, especially older people, forgetfulness can happen more often... Is there a cure?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 12th, 2016.

 

MAASTRICHT Blog

A Researcher Gone Practical


In "A Researcher Gone Practical" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31Tessa van Asselt explains why academic insights should be used for business, and how research can be practically applied to business strategy. Tessa recalls the challenges she faced while trying to apply her research knowledge and methonds to a real-world project, and shares her passion about teaching and helping students to make links between research and business.

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About the City's Organizers

  • 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

  • Nadine Boesten

    Nadine Boesten (21) is a European Studies bachelor student at Maastricht University. In 2011 she started to suffer from epileptic seizures caused by stress. Nadine is determined to spread more knowledge about these kind of seizures throughout the world and will do an internship with the Epilepsy Free Foundation in New York City this summer. She will organise and speak at the second conference organised for people with this condition. She is planning to do a master in European Public Health after her bachelor in the hope to tackle problems she encountered with the current health system on a European policy level.

  • Peggy Thekkaekurikattukunnal

    Peggy is from Maastricht and worked and lived in different places (Namibia, Sudan) doing humanitarian work. Peggy and her husband were the founders of the innovative new economy model Crafts & Co and have now started Jeeva Holistic Life Programmes. Peggy is a life surfer, an organiser and energy creator and a member of the PechaKucha team in Maastricht! www.jeeva.eu

  • Charlotte Mueller

    Charlotte is a passionate traveler & migration-research enthusiast. She has backpacked through many Latin American countries and is now gaining new experiences during work-related field trips in different African countries. She was born in Munich (Germany), but she also lived in Hungary and Ecuador for some time before moving to Maastricht in 2015.

  • Christina Bastianon

    As a U.S. citizen, Christina has spent time studying and living-abroad in Florence, Italy and now Maastricht. Her studies and international mindset has led her to become passionate about migration, sharing cultural traditions and learning from those around her. Christina has recently graduated from her masters program specialized in migration studies and is currently a research intern with United Nations University-MERIT in the migration department. Christina is excited about contributing to the PechaKucha platform for the community to share thoughts, ideas and inspiration.