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Results: 21 - 40 of 317
  • Institutional racism and academia
    24 Jun 2020
    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
  • Poppi: Telling the complete and unbiased story of drugs
    23 Jun 2020
    The ChemicalYouth project is a proud supporter of Poppi, an Amsterdam based museum that aims provides the public with the complete and unbiased story of drugs in a creative and novel way.
  • Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19
    22 Jun 2020
    Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...
  • Is the EU ready for true subsidiarity?
    22 Jun 2020
    For anyone who cares about the European project, the fresh push by key EU member governments to establish a recovery fund is most welcome news, argue Roel Beetsma and George Koptis in VoxEU.
  • How is protest heard?
    16 Jun 2020
    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...
  • Digital infrastructure for research into all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands
    8 Jun 2020
    An interdisciplinary consortium of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), receives €1 million to build an open digital infrastructure for safe network analysis of all ...
  • ACES and SPUI25 organised Virtual Visions of Europe Lecture Series on EU's response to corona
    4 Jun 2020
    ACES and SPUI25 have joined forces to organise a series of five roundtables: a Virtual Visions of Europe series on Pandemic Politics and Corona Crisis Response. In each roundtable ACES experts and external guests ...
  • What explains violence in elections?
    4 Jun 2020
    Last year, more than one hundred people died during the general elections in Nigeria. When and why do we see such violence? How can we understand why politicians sometimes engage in violence themselves, while in ...
  • Using data from ODISSEI for your research
    2 Jun 2020
    ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the national research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI brings together researchers with the ...
  • New book: Het recht van de snelste
    27 May 2020
    Marco te Brömmelstroet is Professor of Urban Mobility Futures. He recently published the book ‘Het recht van de snelste’ together with journalist Thalia Verkade.
  • Ciclovia, Bogota, Colombia, 2017
    What can we learn from street experiments?
    19 May 2020
    For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces ...
  • SSM and the SRB accountability at European level: room for improvements?
    18 May 2020
    At the request by the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Jonathan Zeitlin and Felipe Brito Bastos have published a Briefing Paper on accountability in the European Banking Union.
  • New research opens the black box of corporate tax avoidance
    18 May 2020
    Corporate tax avoidance by multinational corporations is not too different from alchemy. The latter claims to transform metals into gold. The former aims to transform operating profits made in one country—say, by ...
  • Closing schools increases educational inequality
    15 May 2020
    When the schools in the Netherlands closed on 16 March, children had to learn at home and parents took up a key responsibility to assist them. Preliminary research by the University of Amsterdam suggests that this ...
  • Call for abstracts for a special issue on ‘Governing “European values” inside data flows’
    7 May 2020
    The ACES Governing Europe theme group and the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam and the research project “The Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements” at the University of Lucerne invite ...
  • Minne Fekkes, professor by special appointment of Social Skills and Resilience
    6 May 2020
    Dr M. Fekkes (1971) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Social Skills and Resilience at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on behalf ...
  • Prof. Maria Kaika new director Centre for Urban Studies
    30 Apr 2020
    Professor Maria Kaika has been selected to lead the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) as the CUS Director for the coming five-year period, 2020-2025.  Kaika will be taking over from prof. Luca Bertolini.
  • PhD Positions for Highly Qualified Graduates
    16 Apr 2020
    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects. The PhD students will be appointed for a four-year period, with a formal ...
  • Anthropologists about Life after Corona
    16 Apr 2020
    Anthropologists Danny de Vries, Jeanette Pols and Willy Sier have received funding for new research and data collection during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • EU-funded researchers concerned how coronavirus will impact refugees
    9 Apr 2020
    Concern for the well-being of refugees is growing. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands. Is the EU doing enough to ...