Claes de Vreese speaks in European Parliament

Claes spoke at the opening plenary of the EuroPCom conference held in Brussels on November 8-9, 2018. More than 1000 communication professionals joined the conference discussing the theme ‘campaigning for Europe’. Claes offered an analysis of the upcoming campaign leading up to the EP elections in May 2019, and made use of results from the ongoing ERC project EUROPINIONS.

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Bert Bakker organizes Dutch Political Psychology Meeting

This will be the seventh meeting and will be held at ASCoR. Bert organizes the meeting together with Mark Dechesne, and Jojanneke van der Toorn. Speakers are: CPC member Penny Sheets (ASCoR) Paul Marx (University of Duisburg-Essen) Efraín García-Sánchez (University of Granada) Martijn Blikmans (Groningen University) Florian van Leeuwen (Tilburg University) Allard Feddes (University of Amsterdam)    

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Talks and travels

A busy week for CPC-members: Claes was part of a panel hosted at Facebook to discuss electoral integrity ahead of the European Parliament elections Andreas (Goldberg) will participate in the “Domestic Contestation of the European Union” conference at the LSE. Alyt will be attending the workshop “Media, Crisis, and Bubbles” at the University of Navarra, Spain. New research on…

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Sanne Kruikemeier new member of the Amsterdam Young Academy

De twee Amsterdamse universiteiten UvA en VU hebben een nieuw platform voor talentvolle jonge wetenschappers, de Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). Vandaag zijn de eerste dertig leden bekendgemaakt. AYA moet een nieuw onafhankelijk platform worden waar talentvolle jonge wetenschappers van de UvA en de VU elkaar ontmoeten en visies ontwikkelen op wetenschap en maatschappij. AYA is een initiatief van vijf…

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Political Communication ECPR Standing group

Political Communication is now a formal Standing Group of the European Consortium of Political Research (EPCR). The group currently comprises 185 scholars from 30 countries. Katjana Gattermann and our former colleague Jonas Lefevere are its Convenor and Vice-Convenor, respectively. Congratulations!

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Guest Lectures “Defending or damaging democracy”

This week, two guest lectures related to the VIDI project of Joost van Spanje are organized: • guest lecture by Erik Bleich (Middlebury) Thursday 11 October, 16h-17h30, REC C10.20, entitled: “Media Portrayals of Muslims: A Comparative Sentiment Analysis of American Newspapers, 1996-2015” • guest lecture by Elias Dinas (Oxford & EUI) Friday 12 October, 16h-17h30, REC C10.20, entitled: “The…

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Bert Bakker presents at Betweterfestival

This Friday Bert Bakker will give a “Silent Science” lecture–“science” version of a silent disco-at the Betweter Festival about the role of emotions in politics. Check it out here. Woede en teleurstelling. Veel mensen lijken zich te laten leiden door emoties in hun politieke keuzes. Regeert de onderbuik? Of stemmen we toch met ons hoofd?Communicatiewetenschapper dr. Bert Bakker (UvA)…

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Talks and travels

Bert Bakker presents and discusses the Mobile Lab at the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. Judith Möller participates in a workshop on methods in computational social science, held at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies in Bochum, Germany. Andreas Schuck teaches a seminar on Media and Public Opinion at the University of Bern/SUI. Tom Dobber presents his research at the…

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Claes de Vreese wins David Swanson Career Achievement Award

At the business meetings of the ICA and APSA Political Communication divisions, Claes de Vreese was awarded the David Swanson Career Achievement Award. It recognizes “distinguished and sustained contributions to the field as planners, editors, and leaders and in roles that require time and energy, innovation, and personal dedication.” The award honors David Swanson, one of the founders of Political Communication who…

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CAP Conference 2018 has started

The 11th annual Comparative Agenda Project conference takes place in Amsterdam, and is organized by CPC member Rens Vliegenthart, Alyt Damstra, Ruud Wouters, as well as ASCoR’s Toni van der Meer. CPC director Claes de Vreese is the keynote speaker, and will talk about ‘What agenda setting can learn from framing research (and vice versa…)’. Click here for more…

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