Feb 162015

shiny-brain-1254880-mOn Tuesday, February 17th , Professor Victor Lamme will give a lecture about the role of cognitive neuroscience in understanding human decision making. Professor Lamme is a leading scholar in the field of cognitive neuroscience and studies consciousness in his lab. Professor Lamme is the recipient of a € 2.3 million ERC Advanced Grant for his research on human consciousness. The lecture will commence at 14.00 hours and end around 15.15 hours. Location: REC C10.20, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166.

Feb 052015

jelleOn Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 February, the yearly 24 hours of Communication Sciences took place. CPC researcher and ASCoR PhD student Jelle Boumans won the Young Scholar Award for Best Article of 2014 in Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, entitled “‘Safety first’ versus ‘op de barricaden’: Een inhoudsanalyse van het nucleaire debat in Nederland” (in Dutch).

Former PhD student Mathijs Elenbaas won the NESCoR Best Dissertation Award. Dr Elenbaas’ dissertation was written within the NWO funded VICI project on Communication and the EU.

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Jan 262015

bpvOn January 26th, 2015, the Foreign Press Association will be organizing its second annual debate on communication, after the very successful premiere edition that we held in January of 2014. The theme will be “Social Skills: lessons and pitfalls of social media, from journalists and spokespeople”. The event will feature short presentations about social media by international journalists and spokespeople, followed by a short debate. The event is organized by the Buitenlandse Persvereniging in cooperation with the Center for Politics and Communication and the European Commission Representation in the Netherlands.

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Jan 192015

De Persdienst woensdag 14 januari - artikelNext Thursday, January 22, Mark Boukes will defend his dissertation entitled “Spicing up politics: How soft news and infotainment form political attitudes.” In response to the recent tragedy at Charlie Hebdo in Paris Mark was interviewed for the regional Wegener-dailies (Eindhovens Dagblad, PZC, Gelderlander, Brabants Dagblad, BN/De Stem, Twentsche Courant/Tubantia and De Stentor) about why humor can hurt. A link to the article (in Dutch) can be found here.

Nov 282014

IMG_5238Each year in November Erasmus Mundus students make their way from the beautiful city of Amsterdam to the European capital Brussels with the mission to see with their own eyes what they have read in research papers about the European Commission. And this year, the 2014/15 Erasmus Mundus group of the “Media and Politics” specialism track at the University of Amsterdam started this journey in the dawn of November 7 with the hope of making it to Brussels by 9am in the morning.

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