ISS Newsletter September 2022

Newsletter September 2022
Opening the new academic year [Education]Almost 150 students. Over 40 countries represented. Back to live education. We’re thrilled for the new batch of students who are joining us for the 2022-2023 academic year. Save the date as the ISS community and guests will mix and mingle during our Lustrum Week events from 10-14 October 2022. Our 70th birthday >
Sri Lanka’s struggle for hegemony [Publication]Why is it so important to enrich the academic debate on Sri Lanka? In an interview, Dr Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits talks about the new narrative of Sri Lanka she offers in her newly published book, ‘An Uneasy Hegemony: Politics of State-building and Struggles for Justice in Sri Lanka’. Read the interview > 
Inaugural lecture of Dr Lorenzo Pellegrini [Event]Newly appointed professor Lorenzo Pellegrini will hold his inaugural lecture on 14 September 2022. The title of his lecture will be ‘Imagining the end of fossil capitalism: Supply-side climate policies and the fight to leave fossil fuels under the soil’.
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New professor at ISS [Appointment]ISS warmly welcomes Professor Arul Chib who joins us as Professor of Technology and Development this month. Chib’s research endeavors align with our research impact goals – bridging knowledge with social justice. Learn about his work >  
Making cities more resilient [Research]The research project, ‘Bottom-up practices & resilience strategies in the informal settlements: New paths for (re)vitalizing cities’ (Dr Georgina Gomez, Dr Lasse Gerrits and Dr Andrea Floridi), has been rewarded with funding by the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC). The project is a collaboration with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS). More info >
Conflict & unrest: the 2018 Ghanian referendumCongratulations to Dr Dennis Penu who sucessfully defended his dissertation looking at the social conflict outcomes of the 2018 regional organization in Ghana. Watch the recorded defence >  
Frugal solutions to beat The Hague’s heat [Blog]Heatwaves have impacted the Netherlands this summer. For vulnerable citizens, like the elderly, its harder to beat the heat. In this Bliss article, researchers Erwin van Tuijl, Sylvia I. Bergh, and Ashley Richard Longman share some frugal tips from their recent project funded by The Hague Municipality. Read the blog >
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Upcoming Events
20 Sep 16:00  PhD defence by Ebba Katarina Tellander  
3 Oct 15:00  PhD defence by Fergus Simpson  
5 Oct 18:00  PhD defence by Zoe Brent  
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