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In April and May 2020, ACES will welcome Visiting Scholars Stefano Ponte and Claudia Aradau.

Stefano Ponte, Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School, will be Visiting Scholar of the ACES Governing Europe Theme Group from 15 - 24 April 2020. He is primarily interested in transnational economic and environmental governance, with focus on overlaps and tensions between private authority and public regulation. He recently published Business, Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains ad Zed books. Three events will be organised during his visit, a research seminar and two masterclasses.

Masterclass: Global Value Chains

Masterclass: Transnational Sustainable Governance

Claudia Aradau (Professor of International Politics at King’s College London) will be Visiting Scholar of the Europe in the World Theme Group in May 2020. Aradau is recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant 2018 for her project SECURITY FLOWS. This project gives an innovative theorisation of the epistemic impacts of datafication as generating both learning and ignorance. It will also trace the practical implications of datafication by 'following the data' along the migration routes in the Mediterranean. Her research focusses on European security politics, in particular the politics of data, algorithmic practices and digital devices. 

During her visit to ACES, Aradau will give one public lecture (on 11 May) on the datafication of migration flows in the Mediterranean and how this process is shaping EU policy and decision-making in governing migration in the region. She will also convene a discussion session for graduate students (PhD and advanced MA) working on these topics.