Debate on referenda in the EU in SPUI 25 on 5 April 2016

Wouter van der Brug and Claes de Vreese are organising a debate on the use of referenda on April 5, on the evening before the Ukraine referendum. This event is organised in cooperation with SPUI25. Speakers include Hans Anker, Thijs Niemantsverdriet, and Aukje van Roessel. For more information and registration, please see here.

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Out and about this week

Claes de Vreese was interviewed on the campaign and referenda on European issues for an article in de Volkskrant on Saturday. Joost van Spanje was speaking at the conference “Europe’s ‘Historic Test’: Migration and the Politics of Multiculturalism in the EU” at the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, University of Denver, Denver, CO, on Monday. His talk was about “Anti-immigrant party support…

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Visiting PhD student Jakob Ohme receives award

Jakob Ohme, visiting PhD student from the University of Southern Denmark at ASCoR, was awarded the Danish Science Foundations Elite Researcher Travel grant and received this honour and travel grant at an event in Copenhagen last Thursday chaired by the Minister of Science and the Danish Crown Princess. Congratulations Jakob!

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Events and talks this week

Last week Sophie and Sanne (together with Yael de Haan and Renée van der Nat of the HU) gave a presentation at Trouw about their eye-tracking research and the joint research project on the use of infographics in the news. Bert gave a talk about the psychological roots of populism in an event organized by faculty and students of…

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Text Analysis Workshop Series 2016

Throughout spring Rens Vliegenthart (UvA), Gijs Schumacher (UvA) and Martijn Schoonvelde (VU) will host the Text Analysis Workshop series 2016. The aim is to bring together a group of interested and active researchers in Amsterdam (UvA & VU) and elsewhere by means of a regularly occurring workshop in which best practices in applied work, new methodologies, and substantive new findings…

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Nee tegen het kabinet?

By Joost van Spanje “Dit is geen referendum dat gaat over het huidige kabinet.” Peter Kanne (I&O Research) en Martin Rosema (Universiteit Twente) schonken deze week klare wijn op Joop. Dat is nodig ook, want bij het vorige nationale referendum was de mythe van een luid ‘nee tegen het kabinet’ hardnekkig.   “Van de weeromstuit stemmen mensen voor of…

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Goldsmith Book Prize winners

The book “Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective” (by Erik Albaek, Arjen van Dalen, Nael Jebril and Claes de Vreese) has been selected as the  winner of the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize. The prize is awarded to the academic book published in the United States in the last 24 months that best fulfills the objective of improving democratic governance through an…

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Invited talks this week…

This week several CPC related researchers have been invited to give talks across Europe. On Monday, Claes is speaking at a conference in London on the UK and the media, held at the British Academy. On Tuesday, Sanne will give a guest lecture ‘online political branding strategies’ at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of the Erasmus University…

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Sanne Kruikemeier wins De Jonge Haan award

Sanne Kruikemeier has won the GVR De Jonge Haan award. This award is granted to a young professional (not over 30) who excels and is really committed to the field of communication. This year, for the first time, three female candidates were nominated. For more information about the award, click here (Dutch text)

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In the media

Claes de Vreese gave an interview to Radio 1 about the developments in policy and public opinion in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia vis-a-vis refugees. He also gave a live interview \on Danish television on the current Dutch EU presidency in early January.  Furthermore, research by Yphtach Lelkes featured in the Boston Globe (see here), while Bert Bakker…

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