ISS Newsletter July & August 2022

Newsletter July & August 2022
  Prof. Thea Hilhorst wins prestigious Spinoza Prize [Award]
Thea Hilhorst, Professor of Humanitarian Studies, is a recipient of the highly coveted Spinoza Prize awarded by NWO, the Dutch Research Council. Hilhorst is celebrated for her research contributions toward aid-society relations. More on this news >
2022 International Association for Critical Realism conference [Conference]ISS proudly hosts the IACR 2022 conference, ‘Realist Complexity between Causal and Complex Systems’, from 8-12 August 2022. The event invites scholars to take stock of Complex Realism’s analytical shortcomings and interpretations.Head to information >  
  Inspiring lecture of Professor Rosalba Icaza [Inaugural] 
Rosalba Icaza’s inaugural lecture ended with a standing ovation for her words on the critical role of decolonial feminisms and the existing knowledge that can help us overcome the destruction of the earth. Watch the lecture > 
A looming global food crisis?  [Workshop]The war in Ukraine is significantly destabilising global food production. What does this crisis reveal about the future of food security? Agrifood experts weighed in on regional complexities in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia in a workshop hosted at ISS. 
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  ISS podcast now on Spotify [Podcast] Global ISSues has a new home — Spotify! Follow us to hear from voices in our community and their thoughts on issues that impact the world of international development. 
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Changing minds & policy through collaboration [Blog]Can collaborative research with marginalised communities be truly transformative in dissolving unjust social relations? ISS researchers Helen Hintjens, Karin Astrid Siegmann, and collaborators posit that we can manage expectations, but breaking barriers is essential to the future of research. Read this blog >   
  Successful PhD defences at ISS [Promotion] We are proud of the latest doctoral graduates who recently defended their dissertations. Congratulations to Louis Thiemann (Cum Laude), Emile Smidt and Willem van Eekelen
Will we reach more people all over the world with online teaching? [Survey]To explore the options and create attractive and effective online courses, we would love to learn from your experiences. We created a 10 minutes survey for this, your input will be much appreciated! 
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