Online Lecture Series: Decolonising Europe
ACES launches a new online lecture series: Decolonising Europe in International Politics. Starting 17 June 2020, four weekly panel sessions and one book presentation will be organised on Wednesday afternoons. During the sessions broad themes on decoloniality, methodologies, and knowledge production will be discussed. Some of the sessions are more conceptual bringing the decolonial debates to a broad academic audience, and other sessions are narrowed down to specific topics that serve as thematic discussions of decolonising and decentering knowledge and research in a European context.
The series is convened by Beste İşleyen and Tasniem Anwar, UvA Department of Political Science.
How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’
What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the former East Indies and informal meeting places that turned The Hague into ‘Beat City no. 1’.
ACES provides Corona support for three postdocs
ACES has made available financial support for three of its affiliated postdocs whose research has been seriously hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This support will enable the postdocs to finish their research projects properly and at the same time prepare for the next step in their research careers.
Collection of COVID-19 research from ACES
As COVID-19 is spreading across the European continent, new perspectives and research on the European response become available. ACES will update this article with recent research publications and media appearances of ACES researchers.
Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht
Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. The city of Utrecht has managed a relatively successful transformation. What can we learn from this success?
Institutional racism and academia
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 can eradicate it. We spoke to UvA researchers Tasniem Anwar, Sarah Bracke, Francio Guadeloupe and Amade M'charek and asked them for their views on the issue.
Poppi: Telling the complete and unbiased story of drugs
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.