Press releases 2007
Please find below the new press releases:
|05 Dec 07||Fare ye well, Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn!|
|20 Sept 07||Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn presents and discusses book|
|13 Sept 07||Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten gives a keynote speech|
|16 July 07||NSV dissertation prize for Dr. Frank van Tubergen|
|01 June 07||Successful INTAS conference brings researchers on Russian Federation and Ukraine together|
|29 May 07||Commencement–Graduated class of 2007|
|16 May 07||Honorary Doctorate bestowed upon Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn|
20 September 2007
Fare ye well, Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn!
After 27 years of loyal service at Utrecht University, Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn has decided to retire in order to pursue other professional and personal interests. His decision is a great loss to ERCOMER as he was the Chair, Academic Director and productive researcher for numerous years. However, we are very supportive of his decision and wish him good luck in his future endeavours!
The farewell party took place on 7 Nov 2007 with four symposia from fellow outstanding researchers. These four guest lecturers were invited to present their original lectures from various conferences which Prof. Hagendoorn had attended during his career. These lectures had left lasting impressions on him and he would like to listen to them again during his farewell party. Prof. Hagendoorn has also personally given a lecture on this day. The lecturers and the titles of these five lectures were:
- Prof. Dr. Pierangelo Peri, University of Trento, “Hotel Mama in Italy” (originally Kiev lecture)
- Prof. Dr. Gyorgy Csepeli, University of Budapest (ELTE), “European Identity” (originally Budapest lecture)
- Prof. Dr. Paul Sniderman, Stanford University, “Muslim immigrants and the strains of multiculturalism” (originally Chatham House lecture)
- Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten, Utrecht University, “National (dis)identification, and ethnic and religious identity” (originally Toronto lecture)
- Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn, Utrecht University, “De verhoudingen tussen culturen en groepen” (translated: The relationship between cultures and groups)
To celebrate his career and contributions, researchers from within and outside of ERCOMER have written a book “Culture and conflict
Liber Amicorum for Louk Hagendoorn” and it is available through the publisher,Aksant.
20 September 2007
Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn presents and discusses book
ERCOMER commences the monthly seminars in the academic year 2007/2008 with the presentation and discussion of an important new book by Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn. This book, entitled “When ways of life collide: Multiculturalism and its discontents in the Netherlands”, examines the data collected since the late 90s and in its attractive “best-seller” way of writing, explains the ethnic issues and conflicts in the Netherlands.
13 September 2007
Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten gives a keynote speech
Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten gives a keynote speech at the official opening of the academic year organised by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The title of the speech is ‘Stigmatiseren en verenigen: Etnische minderheden en etnische relaties’ (translated: ‘Stigmatize and reunite: Ethnic minorities and ethnic relations’).
16 July 2007
NSV dissertation prize for Frank van Tubergen
The NSV (Netherlands Sociological Association) prize for the best Sociology dissertation from a Dutch university is awarded to Dr. Frank van Tubergen on 31 May 2007. Dr. van Tubergen’s dissertation “The integration of immigrants in cross-national perspective” has earlier won him the Johannes Cornelis Ruigrok prize. We congratulate Dr. van Tubergen for his extraordinary achievement with his dissertation.
To read the NSV jury report on this dissertation in Dutch, please click here.
01 June 2007
Successful INTAS conference brings researchers on Russian Federation and Ukraine together
In co-operation with MERM students, ERCOMER staff members organised in May 2007 a two-day conference with the aim to disseminate the first results of the INTAS project “The quest for ethno-national identity: positive and negative effects”. Paper presentations and referent comments were given by scholars from the various universities that participate in the INTAS projects: Moscow State University (Sociology), Kyiv University (Psychology), National Taurida University in Crimea (Institute for conflict resolution), Trento University (Sociology) and Utrecht University (ERCOMER, MERM students).
Read the full report here.
29 May 2007
Commencement–Graduated class of 2007
The ERCOMER MSc. final-year students have graduated last week after two years of hard work. Under the supervision of professors and lecturers, these students successfully completed their course work, research and defense of their theses.
Seen on this photograph with their students are Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten, Dr. Edwin Poppe, Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn en Dr. Jeroen Weesie (front row, left to right). With this commencement ceremony, we wish the students the best in their future endeavours.
The titles of the theses from this graduated class are:
- The meanings of hyphenhated identities by Emmanuelle Belanger
- Religious identification among muslims in the Russion federation: The cases of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan by Olga Papadopulou
- Religious mobilisation of Muslims in the Netherlands: An integroup perspective by Mieke Maliepaard
- The relationship between ethnic and civic identification: A test of social dominance theory across multi-ethnic contexts by Fenella Fleischmann
- The effects of outgroup size, contact and threat on social distance in four autonomous Republics of the Russian Federation by Oscar Mora Lopez
- Understanding the impact of corruption and confidence in the goverment among citizens in sub-saharan African countries by Avalon De Bruijn
- The possibility of politicizing intergroup conflict in Ukraine: an analysis of economic and cultural threat and competition among Ukrainians and Russians in Ukraine and Crimea by Lotje Cohen
- The role of the Ethnic composition of the school class in ethnic minorities students’ internalizing and externalizing problem behaviour by Maike Gieling
- Disclosure, support and adolescent problem behaviours: Influence of fathers, mothers and best friends in four ethnic groups by Amaranta de Haan
- A further test of the Big Fish Littele Pond Theory: Perceived Postion in Class and Ethnic Group Comparison by Petra Helmond
- Interethnic trust in the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Integrating Behavioural Game Theory with Intergroup Perceptions by Niels Schenk
- Attitudes toward Muslims in the Netherlands: An integrated threat theory approach by Karina Velasco Conzales
16 May 2007
Honorary Doctorate bestowed upon Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn
Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn received the title of “Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa” from the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. The Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Ferenc Hudecz, conferred the honorary title on Prof. Hagendoorn during a session of the Academic Senate. The Senate celebrated the 372th Dies Natalis of Budapest University on May 11, 2007.
In the laudatio, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Tamás Rudas, explained that this first honorary doctorate in the social sciences of Budapest University was offered to Louk Hagendoorn for his comparative research on intergroup relations and his contribution to political psychology.
ERCOMER warmly congratulates Prof. Hagendoorn for his continuing and outstanding achievements in his fields of expertise.