Staff updates

Kiran Patel interviewed by ZDF on stepping down of Theresa May

For the programme Heute Journal of the ZDF Kiran Patel was interviewed after the announcement that Theresa May would step down as Prime Minister.

The full interview (in German) is available online.

FASoS writing workshop leads to photoessay in popular food/art magazine

Last year Simon Clews ran a number of interactive writing workshops for FASoS staff, PhD students and the Maastricht Young Academy. During the workshops participants wrote pitches for non-academic publications and worked on social media/public presentations.

One of the successful outcomes of the workshop is a photo essay by Anna Harris this month in the food/art magazine The Gourmand, which started as a pitch during a workshop writing exercise.

Klaartje Peters in ‘Buitenhof’ on national TV

Klaartje Peters was a guest on the national TV programme ‘Buitenhof’ on Sunday 16 June. Together with Wim Kuijken she discusses how the Dutch government can let large governmental projects fail.

The full episode is available online.

Kiran Patel gives a long interview in Germany’s Der Spiegel on the EU

In a long interview, Kiran Patel discusses lessons from the EU’s past and perspectives for the future. The interview builds on his 2018 book “Projekt Europa: Eine kritische Geschichte“ and discusses the prospects of Brexit and the EU’s role in creating peace, among other issues.

Aline Sierp editor of new Berghahn book series

Aline Sierp started a new book series entitled ‘Worlds of Memory‘ with Berghahn. Together with Jeffrey Olick and Jenny Wüstenberg she will edit the new series. The series will be launched during the Third annual conference of the Memory Studies Association in Madrid (25-28 June 2019). The first book will be published in August 2019.

Three FASoS staff members featured on UM website

Recently Maarten Vink, Hylke Dijkstra and Patrick Bijsmans were featured on the UM website.

Dijkstra and Bijsmans were asked to shed their light on the European state of affairs as part of the series Maastricht, reflecting on Europe.

Vink was interviewed on the role of naturalisation in the integration of migrants, in line with his research project MiLifeStatus.

Anna Harris interview in Nature

Anna Harris was interviewed, alongside others, for a recent issue of Nature on European research. The article titled ‘Europe is a top destination for many researchers‘ focused on non-European researchers working at European institutions.

Sjaak Koenis in the Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Sjaak Koenis has been interviewed for the article EU elections: Six countries seen by six experts, and sheds his light on the Netherlands.

Policy paper by Adam Dixon and Imogen Liu for the IFSWF

Adam Dixon, Principal Investigator of the ERC SWFsEUROPE project, and PhD Candidate Imogen Liu discuss the future of best practice for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as one of three official partners of the 2019 Annual Review of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).

The IFSWF is the world’s foremost organisation of global SWFs.


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Jan de Roder appointed as jury member of the P.C. Hooftprize 2020

Jan de Roder has been appointed as a member of the jury of the P.C. Hooftprize 2020. The yearly P.C. Hooftprize is one of the most important literary prizes awarded alternately for prose, poetry, and essayistic writing.

Jan is very pleased with his new appointment. “What is so interesting about this task is discovering for instance the rise of the female essayist in the past five to ten years”.


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