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Results: 41 - 60 of 232
  • 22 May 2018
    Agency and structure in changing contribution rules

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Modern societies heavily depend upon high levels of cooperation between individuals. Rules structure those cooperative interactions of individuals within groups and organizations by guiding individual and collective ...

  • 16 May 2018
    The human right to sanitation

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Despite a growing global consensus on the existence of a global human right to sanitation, over a third of the current world population lacks improved sanitation services. The aim of Pedi Obani's research is to ...

  • 15 May 2018
    Cargill's acquisition agendas in Indonesia and the Phillipines

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Following the convergence of the financial, food and fuel crises in 2008, the past decade has seen a scramble for land, with governments seeking to ensure food security and agribusiness corporations and financial ...

  • 18 Apr 2018
    Relationship between slums and the city

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Tara Saharan focuses on households living in informal settlements in Chennai, India, and Durban, South Africa, and the relations with their urban surroundings. She investigates how informal settlements are ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    Gender inequality behind maternal mortality in Indonesia

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Fotarisman Zaluchu carries out research into maternal mortality and gender inequality in Nias in North Sumatra. He investigates the impact marriage makes on women's lives, as this change of status can have serious ...

  • 27 Feb 2018
    Teacher identification in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Since Joseph Kabila came to power in 2001, the Congolese state has reengaged with the international community to initiate reforms. In the education sector, one of the overarching objectives was to offer free primary ...

  • 2 Feb 2018
    Emerging art markets in Russia and India

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Nataliya Komarova carries out a comparative study of emerging art markets in Russia and India. Her aim is to understand the differences between the two markets and to theorize how local contexts affect market ...

  • 26 Jan 2018
    Electoral consequences of party leader portrayal in the media

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    There is scholarly consensus that the public’s perceptions of party leaders has a substantial impact on the outcomes of democratic elections. Loes Aaldering investigated this relationship in detail. She looked at how ...

  • 24 Jan 2018
    Gender relations in contexts of gold and oil extraction

    10:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Raquel Méndez Villamizar studies gender relations and the capabilities of women in contexts of gold and oil extraction. The research is based on two locations in Colombia, a gold mining area and an area with oil ...

  • 20 Dec 2017
    Geographical aspects of urban health

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Els Veldhuizen uses spatial methodologies to provide a geographical study of health in Amsterdam. She explores whether the clustering of health problems into hotspots can be understood based on environmental ...

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Kinship dynamics among West African migrants

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Apostolos Andrikopoulos studies the novel and often experimental ways West African migrants in the Netherlands use kinship in their quest or international mobility, employment and legal residence.

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Hookup culture and youth sexuality

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    A hookup is an ambiguous term. It stands for a sexual encounter that can include different sexual practices ranging from kissing to intercourse. 'Hooking up' has become a prevalent script of intimate coupling on ...

  • 15 Dec 2017
    Contemporary art market in China

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The Chinese contemporary art market is one of the world's largest. Yet, as recently as the early 1990s, there were no intermediary organisations or stable market practices and conventions, nor were there shared ...

  • 13 Dec 2017
    Cross-border mobility between Myanmar and Thailand

    16:00 - 17:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In her research, Busarin Lertchavalitsakul focuses on cross-border flows in one of Asia's most dynamic borderlands, between Myanmar's southern Shan State and northwest Thailand. She carries out ethnographic fieldwork ...

  • 6 Dec 2017
    Socio-economic effects of services-driven growth

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Globalisation of services, combined with technological advancement, has introduced new employment opportunities in India in the offshore-services industry. Sandhya Krishnan studies the way Mumbai's IT-enabled ...

  • 1 Nov 2017
    Youth work in Amsterdam and Beirut

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Sebastian Abdallah carries out ethnographic research into interactional dynamics between disadvantaged young people. Experiences of success have important restorative effects for young people who suffer significant ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Man versus hippo in Kenya

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Worldwide, the frequency and intensity of human-wildlife conflicts are increasing, mainly due to human population growth and economic expansion. This has contributed to wildlife habitat loss and dwindling wildlife ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Power dynamics in a hospital in rural Cameroon

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Judith van de Kamp explores the relationships and power dynamics in a rural Cameroonian setting that is regularly visited by western health workers and students. She tries to unravel how people from both groups ...

  • 19 Oct 2017
    Change, continuity and power in the Russian political economy in comparative BRICs perspective

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Alexandra Vasileva explored the development of the Russian political economy over the past 25 years in a comparative perspective with the other BRIC countries (Brazil, India and China). Vasileva focused on the main ...

  • 17 Oct 2017
    Governing diversity, experiencing difference: the politics of belonging in ethnically diverse places

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Myrte Hoekstra explored the divergence of urban discourses of belonging in Amsterdam and The Hague from the Dutch national discourse. In her research, she asks the question: how does the governance of diversity ...