Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA
This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the basis of ethnographic fieldwork, on how critique travels across religious and geographic difference.
Leave no one behind: the many hidden faces of extreme poverty
On the 29th of January, Anika Altaf will defend her PhD thesis on the inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions.
Amsterdam hub of computational social science
In July, the University of Amsterdam will be the epicenter of computational social science, hosting the 2019 edition of the International Conference on Computational Social Science.
New research: Solving dilemmas in sustainable development and civil society in Bangladesh and Zambia
An international consortium coordinated by the University of Amsterdam will investigate the effect of legal and extra-legal measures on the civil society sector in Bangladesh and Zambia under the NWO-WOTRO programme.
New research: positive mental health promotion among young people
The research project ‘Confident Futures: Collaborative and participatory learning from successful youth initiatives’ has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the municipality of Amsterdam. The project will run for 2 years and involves Anita Hardon, from the AISSR Health, Care and the Body programme group, as well as New York University.
Understanding EU-Middle East Relations
How has the EU been constructed in the Middle East debate and how has the Middle East been constructed in the European debate? These questions will guide the new network on EU-Middle East relations, led by the University of Amsterdam.
New research shows EU citizens’ views on unemployment insurance
Are EU citizens ready to share the risk of unemployment crises hitting their countries? Certainly! A team of political scientists from the University of Amsterdam shows European citizens’ attitudes towards cross-border risk sharing in the domain of unemployment insurance. The results have been officially presented today in Brussels.