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Ilias Alami publishes book on financial capital in emerging markets

lias Alami, postdoctoral researcher at the department of Technology & Society Studies, has published his book ‘Money Power and Financial Capital in Emerging Markets: Facing the Liquidity Tsunami’ with Routledge. The book is set to be in stores by mid-December.

You can pre-order the book here.

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Katleen Gabriels interviewed by Trouw

On Sunday 17 November, an interview with Katleen Grabiels appeared in Dutch newspaper Trouw.

In the interview, she reflects on her latest book ‘Regels voor robots’ in which she pleas to create ethical norms and rules for robots and AI systems, but also for engineers and other developers.

Dorina Baltag wins Excellence 100 Award

Dorina Baltag has been awarded the Excellence 100 Doctoral Prize based on her doctoral research and her research agenda on the EU practice of diplomacy. This highly unique and competitive prize selected 100 outstanding academics across a wide range of disciplines to advance their career.

If you wish to keep in touch with Dorina or establish potential collaborations please get in touch with her at

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Prof. Cornips interviewed by Radio 1 on signing ‘Limburgs convenant’

In 1997, the Dutch government officially recognized Limburgish as an official regional language. On Wednesday 6 November 2019, Minister Knops, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, signed the ‘Limburgs Convenant’, which is aimed at better protecting the Limburgian language culture.

Prof. Leonie Cornips reflects upon the importance of the signing of the covenant in an interview with Radio 1.

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Ferenc Laczo co-edits volume ‘The Legacy of Division’

Ferenc Laczo has co-edited, with Luka Lisjak Gabrijelcic, the volume ‘The Legacy of Division. East and West after 1989‘ (Budapest: CEU Press-Eurozine).

The volume includes contributions from Aleida Assmann, Ivan Krastev, Peter Pomerantsev, Philipp Ther and Jan Zielonka, among many others. Parts of it have already been translated into six further languages.

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Prof. Sally Wyatt contributes to blog post on Gizmodo

Prof. Sally Wyatt contributes to the blog post ‘What will the Internet Look Like in 2030?‘ on Gizmodo. Gizmodo is a design, technology, science and science fiction website.

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New Mosa Historia blog by Mayra Murkens

The History Department’s blog Mosa Historia has a new entry, by Mayra Murkens.

In her blog, Mayra discusses how the measles as a disease were underestimated today but also in the past. On the one hand she thus connects to current-day debates on the measles. On the other, this ties in with her PhD work which is linked to the Maastricht Death and Disease Database.

Read her and the other blogs here.

Annemieke Klijn interviewed on Dutch radio 1

Annemieke Klijn was interviewed for the popular history radio show Onvoltooid Verleden Tijd (OVT) on Dutch radio 1 about ‘The ideal woman. Erotic advice from the Jesuit collection of Theodoor van de Velde at the beginning of the 20th century’.

The full epidode is available online here.

Patrick Bijsmans and alumna Christiane Barth win best article prize

Patrick Bijsmans (Department of Politics) and MA European Studies alumna Christiane Barth have been awarded the 2018 Journal of Contemporary European Studies Best Article Prize for their work entitled ‘The Maastricht Treaty and public debates about European integration: The emergence of a European public sphere?’.

Their open access article discusses the gradual convergence of public debates on Europe at the time of the Maastricht Treaty.

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FASoS researchers publish book on South-South Development Cooperation

Elsje Fourie, Wiebe Nauta and Emma Mawdsley (Cambridge) have published a new edited volume with Routledge, titled ‘Researching South-South Development Cooperation: The Politics of Knowledge Production’.

This is the culmination of an international collaboration that began with a workshop in Maastricht in 2015. FASoS’ own RSF and ART funds helped to bring the project to fruition.

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