Past events

The big debate on the big free trade agreement between the EU and the US

April 2015

For over two years now, the US and the European Union are negotiating a new free trade agreement (TTIP). What is discussed exactly, we don’t know; the negotiations are held in secret. But what are the consequences for the Netherlands, for European employees and for the environment? Big companies really want this free trade agreement, but what’s in it for the rest of us? How rose-tinted is the bigger picture? Or how bleak? Come to the BIG TTIP debate on the 17th of April and know it all!

The Dark Side of Palm Oil: Land Grabbing in Honduras

March 2015

The growing worldwide demand for palm oil comes with an increasing appetite for land. In Honduras, large-scale investments in palm oil plantations have led to an alarming state of violence, repression and displacement, especially in the Bajo Aguán valley. In this seminar three speakers from Honduras will shed light on the human rights situation in their country.

Drug Policy Innovations in the Americas

March 2015

The Americas have been at the forefront of calls for a meaningful review of traditional approaches to drug control based on tough law enforcement and incarceration. Now some countries in the Western Hemisphere are considering and implementing new, innovative policy options to try and address these harms, while prioritizing public health, social inclusion, and human security.

The IISS Cartagena Dialogue: The Trans-Pacific Summit

March 2015

The IISS Cartagena Dialogue will focus on the developing relations between the Latin American states of the ‘Pacific Alliance’ and key countries from the Asia-Pacific.

ISDS beyond TTIP: EU reforms and impacts on the Global South

March 2015

The negotiation of an EU-US free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has put the spotlight on a highly controversial way foreign investors can sue governments around the world for damaged profits: Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). While the public debate focuses on the inclusion of ISDS in TTIP, the problems of ISDS go far beyond the current trade talks with the US.

Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing & Conflict Transformation

February 2015
United Kingdom

Launch of a report that argues terrorist listings place peacebuilding at the frontline of contemporary security practice and are having profound effects on the types of peacebuilding possible.

International seminar: Public enterprises and development

February 2015
Costa Rica

The international seminar'Public enterprises and development: experiences, lessons and aims to open a space for in-depth discussion and exchange on national, regional and international cases.

Opportunities for Development-Oriented Drug Control in Myanmar

January 2015
Nay Pyi Taw

The workshop is jointly organized by the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control CCDAC and the Transnational Institute (TNI) and is funded through a GIZ grant.

Hungry for Justice film & debate series

December 2014
The Hague

In December, FIAN, TNI and the Critical Collective host three film & debate evenings at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. We will screen short documentaries on land issues, ocean grabbing and alternative food systems. After each screening, we’ll have a discussion with the public about the film and its theme, led by an expert on the topic. Come and learn more about these themes and share your ideas.



Screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Unearthed’

December 2014
The Hague

TNI, together with Milieudefensie and ISS, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Unearthed’. The documentary investigates fracking across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the farmers and nature in the South African semi-arid Karoo region, where Shell plans on fracking.