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  • 13 Feb 2019
    Integrated transport and land use strategy making

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Thomas Straatemeier investigates how transport and land use planners can use the concept of accessibility in planning practice. He also asks how this can improve integrated transport and land use strategy making on a ...

  • 8 Feb 2019
    Role of interest groups in governance of European Union

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Douwe Truijens investigates the role interest groups play in EU policy-making. His research is based on more than sixty interviews with lobbyists and policy makers, focusing on four case studies including the ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    The many faces of extreme poverty

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Anika Altaf studies extreme poverty, examining its structural causes. She investigates the mechanisms that determine whether people are included in or excluded from development interventions. She focuses specifically ...

  • 25 Jan 2019
    State security and political subjectification in Nairobi

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    After the terror attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in September 2013, the Kenyan security sector experienced an increased demand for security services. Private security personnel, police, residents and various ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    Assembling state and citizenship in Jerusalem

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In this doctoral dissertation Lior Volinz explores how, and to what end, state security actors pursue security pluralization and privatization in Jerusalem and what the implications of these processes are for the ...

  • 16 Jan 2019
    Transitioning the transport and land-use system

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Andrew Switzer explores how applying theories and concepts from the field of transition studies can increase our understanding of transformative change in urban environments and provide tools to tackle urgent climate ...

  • 20 Dec 2018
    Sporting aspirations and neoliberal subjectivity in Senegal

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Thousands of young men in Senegal train every day in the hope of becoming professional professional football players or wrestlers. While football presents itself as a modern and international pursuit, wrestling is ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Professional football and masculinity in Cameroon

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Young men in Cameroon dream of a glamorous career as a professional footballer, preferably abroad. This scenario is highly unlikely, though, resulting in new forms of insecurity. As a result, may young Cameroonian ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    The financial valuation crisis

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The way in which financial firms valuate their assets and liabilities directly affects their behaviour and financial stability. The 2007-2009 global financial crisis exposed fundamental problems in firms' valuation ...

  • 21 Nov 2018
    Governing coastal risk and vulnerability in Cape Town

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Coastal cities in South Africa such as Cape Town are experiencing a range of coastal pressures consistent with a warming climate. This includes evidence of receding coastlines, shifting wind regimes and more intense ...

  • 20 Nov 2018
    Mental health and wellbeing of a Palestinian population

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Jozina van der Meulen describes five studies conducted between 2004 and 2008 that explore the mental health and wellbeing of a Palestinian population living in a situation of protracted conflict.

  • 13 Nov 2018
    Mental health services in low resource settings

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Byamah Mutamba investigates the effectiveness of a lay community led intervention to increase access to evidence-based mental healthcare within a low resourced government health system in Uganda. He focuses ...

  • 7 Nov 2018
    Commodifying urban poverty and violence in Kingston, Jamaica

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Trench Town is the birthplace of reggae and a place where Bob Marley performed with other figureheads of the Jamaican music scene. It is also a neighbourhood characterised by poverty and crime. Local guides, many of ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    Spread and recurrence of violence in Jos

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Contestations over indigene rights and political representation have led to large-scale Christian-Muslim clashes in the central Nigerian city of Jos. Over 5,000 people were killed in episodic violence between 2001 ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    The transforming process of Couchsurfing

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Couchsurfing is a social-networking site to facilitate hospitality exchange among global travellers. As Couchsurfing becomes popular, its meaning has extended from an alternative accommodation to an expression of a ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    The effects of the European Semester on Belgium

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In response to the EU sovereign debt crisis, the European semester was launched in 2011 as an enhanced framework capable of promoting fiscal stabilisation and convergence among the economic policies of member states. ...

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Personalized care in childhood cancer treatment centre in El Salvador

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Nuria Rossell Curcó follows the trajectory of the childhood cancer programme of El Salvador in its quest to eliminate abandonment of treatment. Abandonment of treatment is the term used in pediatric oncology to refer ...

  • 19 Oct 2018
    Cooperation in the European Parliament: nationality, party or ideology?

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The European Parliament (EP) is a unique type of parliament among the world’s legislatures. It is the only directly elected supranational parliament with extensive law-making abilities. Harmen van der Veer ...

  • 2 Oct 2018
    Shaping recognition in sheltered workshops

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    One of the measures designed by European member states to facilitate the labour participation of people with disabilities are sheltered workshops aimed at helping individuals make the transition to the regular job ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    Effect of Ethnic and Gender Workforce Diversity on Ingroup Preferences

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Claartje Thijs investigates whether the diversity of the workforce in terms of gender and ethnicity affects ethnic and gender ingroup preferences. She uses group threat and group contact theory to explain the ...