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MatchPoints Seminar 2014

MatchPoints Seminar 2014 is over, and we thank all of the involved for an excellent conference filled with discussion and new perspectives.

The purpose of the conference 22-24 May 2014 was to examine trust and trustworthiness from various academic approaches: Philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, anthropology, sociology, political sciences incl. International Relations, management, theology and religious studies, literature, drama film and drama, history.

You can listen to three full-length presentations from MatchPoints 2014 by clicking the videos in the right sidebar. You can download them as podcasts and listen to them offline, or listen online on the website.

You can see all the pictures from the conference and the public events.

You can read more about the conference in 2014, as well as all the former MatchPoints Seminars.

Michael Böss

Director of the MatchPoints Seminar

The first day of MatchPoints 2014: Inspiration Day on trust and voluntary organisations
The other face of MatchPoints: young football players from DGI showing their skills in front of Concert Hall Aarhus
Per Kirkeby auditorium, MatchPoints Seminar 2013

The sound of MatchPoints 2014

Robert Putnam: Inequality and the erosion of social capital

Svend Andersen: Trust and Human Nature

Stein Ringen: Trust and Good Government

Evening event with Robert Putnam

In connection with the MatchPoints Seminar 2014, a public event with Robert D. Putnam is held at Concert Hall Aarhus.

Concert Hall Aarhus
Friday May 23, 2014 at 17.00-19.30

The event is followed by a conference dinner.

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about the programme and fee.


Each plenary presentation will be followed by a workshop about the topic. The workshop programmes will be made available after the registration deadline.

Read more about the workshops that have been set up so far.


Information and contact: Michael Böss,, +45 2093 4818

Venue: The Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus (Aarhus Campus).

Date: May 22-24, 2014

Conference fee: DKK 1350, EUR 180.

Registration is open until 9 May 2014. Register for the conference here.

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What is MatchPoints Seminar?

The MatchPoints Seminar is an annual, international and interdisciplinary conference presenting high profile speakers and addressing subjects relevant to contemporary public debates.
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Articles from MatchPoints 2013

A new world order takes shape

“First we had the rise of the west – now we’re experiencing the rise of the rest,” said the world-renowned journalist and commentator Fareed Zakaria in his presentation to a full house at the Concert Hall Aarhus last Friday evening as part of MatchPoints 2013

Welcome people with open arms – or lose the race

Robert D. Putnam only sees two options for Western democracies when it comes to integration. This became obvious during the big MatchPoints panel debate on Thursday afternoon, when internationally recognised researchers discussed multicultural citizenship, social capital and recognition.

Read more articles from MatchPoints 2013

Videos from MatchPoints 2013

Professor Putnam: "Aarhus is efficient, rainy, and lovely"

Welcome to the new Distinguished Visiting Professor of Aarhus University, Robert D. Putnam from Harvard University.

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Professor Putnam: The pros and cons of immigration

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