Full Circle IDEAS programme

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    • 01/02/2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online & at Full Circle House
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    THINK BIG

    A salon with Grace Lordan

    Tue 1 Feb / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

    We all have big ambitions for the future (or at least you should), but how do we go about making real change that will make those audacious goals become reality? Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioural science, Dr Grace Lordan offers immediate actionable solutions and tips that will help you get closer to your dream future, every day. Focusing on six key areas - from time and goal-planning to your environment and more - she reveals practical and science-backed ways that will help you get ahead, so you can better understand yourself and others and get the most of your career. 

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    ABOUT

    An economist by background, Dr Grace Lordan's research focuses on understanding why some individuals succeed in life and others don't. She is an expert on the effects of unconscious bias, discrimination and technology changes. Grace is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative (TII), as well as Director of the MSc in Behavioural Science and an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also is an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board. Her academic writings have been published in top international journals in economics and the broader social sciences. 


    GOOD READS

    Think Big, Take Small Steps And Build The Future You Want (2021).

    KEY LINKS

    Grace Lordan's personal website

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      • 17/02/2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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      WHAT MAKES CHINA TICK

      A salon with Roel Sterckx

      Thurs 17 Feb / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

      Roel Sterckx shows us that to understand China today we must learn to think Chinese. 

      Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday Western life. But how much do we really know about its origins and key beliefs? How did the ancient Chinese think about the world?

      Sterckx looks at China's world of ideas and examines questions of leadership, social order, death, nature, and more. He reveals how these ideas shape contemporary China, from table manners at a traditional banquet, to the Chinese obsession with education and family, to the rhetoric of political leaders and the nation's grand strategy. The ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.

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      ABOUT

      Roel Sterckx is a Flemish-British sinologist and anthropologist. Among the foremost experts in Chinese thought, he is Professor of Chinese History, Science, and Civilization at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Clare College. He has held previous posts at National Taiwan University, Wolfson College Oxford, and University of Arizona. He has authored several books on Chinese thought and ancient China, looking at philosophy, literature, history and food culture - helping us to understand the core ideas of Chinese civilisation.


      GOOD READS

      Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding (2019), Ways of Heaven: an Introduction to Chinese Thought (2019), Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China (2011), Of Tripod and Palate: Food, Politics, and Religion in Traditional China (2007).

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      Please note that a Covid Safe Ticket is now required in order to attend this event.

        • 17/03/2022
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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        BLOOD, BITTERNESS AND BETRAYAL

        A salon with Michela Wrong

        Thu 17 Mar / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

        One of the sharpest observers of African politics, Michela Wrong joins us to discuss her latest controversial work. Do Not Disturb, The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad is contributing to a rethink about the nature of the regime in Rwanda as it puts uncomfortable questions about the country's track record into the public domain. 

        With her powerful investigation into a gruesome political murder and the authoritarian regime behind it, Michela upends the narrative that Rwanda sold the world after one of the deadliest genocides of the twentieth century.

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        ABOUT

        Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for the last 15 years, reporting for Reuters, the BBC and the Financial Times. She is the author of three non-fiction books on the continent and a novel. She was awarded the 2010 James Cameron prize for journalism that combined moral vision and professional integrity. Michela Wrong lives in London and is regularly interviewed by the main media outlets on her areas of expertise. She is also a consultant for the Miles Morland Foundation, which funds a range of literary festivals, workshops and scholarships for African writers, a trustee of the Africa Research Institute, and an advisor to the Centre for Global Development.


        GOOD READS

        Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad (2020), Borderlines (2015), It's Our Turn To Eat (2009), I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (2005), In The Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo (2000).


        KEY LINKS

        Michela Wrong's Homepage

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        Attend great live concerts with the Festival Musiq3 (RTBF), top performers from Brussels Muzique, and a new chamber & opera from Room7.

        Starts 26-27th June

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        Bring your friends, enjoy the ambiance, and choose a board - or bring your own.


        Thurs-Fri-Sat 5-10pm

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        Jazz Sessions

        Concerts, salons and jams, with a host of great artists.

        Starts August


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        UK National Theatre Live

        Watch top picks from London's National Theatre, screened with a theatre experience.


        Showing monthly


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        Social Purpose 

        With your help, we provided over 5000 meals and treats to healthcare workers in Brussels during the COVID period.

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