1. James Dean Le Sueur Interviews Nasr Hamid Abu Zyad at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (September 2009)


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    This interview with Nasr Hamid Abu Zyad was filmed at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in September 2009. It was filmed by Kere Frey (first camera) and myself, and it represents the entirety of the interview. Sections of it are being used for my documentary feature film on intellectuals from Muslim-majortity states in exile.

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    • #RoadsToJustice: Apologies and the Dutch East Indies -


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      Live stream recording - Wednesday 7 may 2014 http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/apologies-and-the-dutch-east-indies/e_9490389/p_11623730 http://www.niod.knaw.nl/en/activities/roads-justice-apologies-and-dutch-east-indies The Indonesian War of Independence (1945-1949) is a period which the Dutch are not eager to look back upon. To original ‘noble’ but clearly ‘colonial’ aim to free the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese soon resulted in a ‘dirty’ war against the Republic of Indonesia. The violence used by the Dutch military during the so-called Police Actions on the islands Java and Sumatra continues to haunt Dutch society. Nowadays it is more and more acknowledged that talking of ‘excesses’ does not cover the intensity and brutality of the Dutch violence. The Rawagede massacre of December 1947 - during which according to Indonesian estimations 431 man were killed - has functioned as an important catalyst for the discussion on Dutch colonial war crimes. In 2011, 64 years after the massacre, the Dutch ambassador for Indonesia officially apologised on behalf of the Netherlands. Some months earlier a Dutch court had decided that the Dutch government should pay nine surviving relatives of ‘Rawagede’ a compensation. During this event we will look closer into these apologies. What is their significance, in the Netherlands and in Indonesia? Are they just empty words or do they mark a real change? Are they part of the Dutch denial process or are they opening up new perspectives on the Indonesian War of Independence? With contributions by: Liesbeth Zegveld is a lawyer specialized in liability for human rights violations. In particular she is committed to victims of war; she defended the surviving relatives of Rawagede. Zegveld is Professor of War Reparations at the University of Amsterdam. Wouter Veraart is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Director of Research at the VU University Amsterdam. His research focuses on the boundaries between law and morality, in particular when society is dealing with past injustice. Anda Zara is a research trainee at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. He is currently writing his dissertation on the use of propaganda by the Indonesians during Indonesia’s war of independence that lasted 1945-1949. Martijn Eickhoff is senior researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies and assistant professor of cultural history at Radboud University Nijmegen. About Roads to Justice Transitional Justice has many different faces. History has seen (inter)national tribunals, truth and reconciliation committees and local coping mechanisms. How does a state that survived mass violence and mass killings build a new future, and what mechanisms does it use for coming to terms with its past? This annual series – organized by the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and various partners – discusses roads to justice around the globe. The themes of the first three episodes were: -International Criminal Justice and Global Politics: Perspectives of the Defence -Legacies of the Closing International Tribunals -Rwanda Today For more information on this series please check the website http://www.niod.knaw.nl

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      • Nasr Hamid Abu Zyad: Qur'anic Interpretation, Egypt, and Exile


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        Nasr Abu Zyad interviewed by James Dean Le Sueur, Leiden, The Netherlands, September 2009.

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        • Amsterdam Best steak


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          The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Spuistraat 3 C,D Toro Dorado “The Fine Art Of Grilling” Toro Dorado, Wagyu Sirloin, Quality Steaks Proudly presents the finest and healthiest Quality Steaks in Amsterdam! We offer a choice of world class Best Steaks 100% pure beef from Argentina, Japan, Scotland, Canada and New Zealand. Our beef is exclusively imported for our valued guests by Toro Dorado and our steaks are Grilled to your Perfection! ...................... | Wagyu Gold chef's pride|

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          • Poken Meetup July - The Netherlands with Dave Brown (CIO Poken)


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            Official Poken Meetup in the Netherlands on the 2nd of July with Dave Brown (CIO of Poken) announcing and demoing the poken hub. Join us at the next meetup and sign up: http://www.meetup.com/doyoupoken

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            • Inside the LA Studio with !melk


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              Learn about the work of !melk, a dynamic, internationally-recognized landscape architecture and urban design firm.

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              • Scott Kelly - live at 013 | Full set


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                Neurosis guitarist Scott Kelly performs his solo material at the 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands in December of 2012. Recorded and published with permission from the artist.

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                • Opening Academic Programme 2010


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                  The Grote Kerk [Great Church] in the centre of Enschede was the setting for the opening of academic programme of the faculty ITC of the University of Twente. Some two hundred new students, most of whom originate from developing countries, were welcomed by Dean Tom Veldkamp and presented with their first lecture. The lecture was given by Michael Frank Goodchild from the University of California, a leading light in his field.

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                  • Dutch Disease or European Dilemma? Calvinist Legacies Confront Globalization & Islam


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                    This event occurred on October 30th, 2006 Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs Georgetown University http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu In this event, cosponsored with the BMC Center for German and European Studies, Dutch journalist Geerk Mak discussed religious changes in the Netherlands. Over the last several years he has argued forcefully that a politics of fear has caused increased polarization and racism between Muslim immigrants and the Dutch. As Mak put it in a recent article of NRC Handelsblad: "The time has come to face reality and to stand up for our liberties and constitutional rights. It's time to dust off the citizens' courage of old. But this also means, we need to, rather soberly and concretely, roll up our sleeves to teach and learn real tolerance and its inherent conflicts. We need to reassess our national heritage and figure out which (national) qualities we need to preserve and hand these down, whatever the price. There is only one way out and that is hope [not fear]. We have no alternative." Geert Mak is one of the Netherlands’ most popular writers and is a prominent commentator on culture and politics. Over the last several years he has argued that a politics of fear has caused increased polarization and racism between Muslim immigrants and the Dutch. He wrote the essay Doomed to Vulnerability (Gedoemd tot kwestbaarheid), first published in 2005, in which he put the Dutch nation’s reaction to the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh into perspective. He argues that after the confusion and rage that followed the Fortuyn and van Gogh murders, the Dutch should not respond with isolation and a closing down of their free and open society. Mak has worked as a journalist for the weekly De Groene Amsterdammer and the daily NRC Handelsblad. His books include Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City (Harvard 2000) and In Europe (Random House 2004).

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                    • Jamsterdam JAM SESSION #21


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                      An amazing six months of music and friendship resulted in a first ever public jam session at Terrasmus.nl in Erasmuspark, Amsterdam on a sunny afternoon. We would like to thank Tim for arranging the audio equipment and the entire Jamsterfam for their contributions on this day and over the last 6 months. Jam on Jamsterdam!!!! VIDEO INDEX 00:00 The Chicken 05:59 08:29 11:56 15:14 Sharon kicks off a jam on bass 21:47 30:23 33:32 Birthday cake 34:54 Sharon kicks of a jam on guitar 43:08 Taylan joins in 50:42 56:09 After-jam: Jamstermelody 59:28 After-jam: Bunnies!

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