Daniël Mügge and Liza Saris discuss European Democracy at Pakhuis de Zwijger on May 20.
On May 23 are the Elections for the European Parliament. Europe is from all of us, but who is representing the democracy in Brussel? May 20, in Pakhuis de Zwijger Daniël Mügge, Liza Saris, Sophie Bloemen and John Grin will discuss Democracy in Europe.
Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health
Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of looking at health. Social and Behavioural scientists at the University of Amsterdam share their knowledge on health related topics in an animation and conference.
Prof. Pinar Bilgin will be an ACES Visiting Scholar in June.
Prof. Pinar Bilgin, will visit the ACES theme group 'Europe in the World' in June, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. During her visit, two events will be organised.
Student volunteers wanted - MARE Conference 2019
You may have already heard of the international People and the Sea conferences, which are organized biennially by the Centre for Maritime Studies (MARE) at the REC-campus of the University of Amsterdam. These conferences, of which we are now organizing the jubilee 10th event, gather scholars from all over the world to present and discuss research findings with regard to maritime social science topics. Coasts and oceans are regions of enormous human and ecological importance and the challenges they face – such as from climate change, but also from urbanization and industrialization - are substantial.
Organised crime groups and popular culture
Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and popular music, which normalise and celebrate their authority. What do we know about this role and how can their appeal be explained?
Soft, Hard, or no Brexit: The Damage is Done
Regardless of the final Brexit outcome, the damage to the UK is done. In a paper published in the European Financial Review, Dr Niccolò Pisani (ACES affiliate Theme group Socio-Economic Challenges) and professor Omar Toulan (IMD Business School) show a number of disadvantageous outcomes for the UK, like impacting the nation’s economic performance, investment confidence, talent attraction and reputational influence.
Giselinde Kuipers has been elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences
The Academy has selected nineteen new members, amongst which professor of cultural sociology Giselinde Kuipers.