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Visiting Scholars

Each of the Centre’s five Research Theme Groups will also invite one or more Visiting Scholars-in-Residence. The scholars, who'll be staying in Amsterdam for a period of up to one month, will be housed in a participating department. Visiting Scholars-in-Residence are expected to give two research seminars or public lectures; many will also give a PhD master class and/or collaborate with ACES affiliates on joint workshops and publication projects.

Prof. Pinar Bilgin will be an ACES Visiting Scholar in June 2019

Prof. Pinar Bilgin, will visit the ACES theme group 'Europe in the World' in June, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. During her visit, two events will be organised.

The first event will take place on June 6  from 15:00 - 17:00  at The Political Science Common Room REC B9.22. The setting is a lecture by Prof. Pinar Bilgin, ''Is Eurocentrism a concern when studying security in Europe? The case of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean''.

The second event will take place on June 12 from 11:00 - 12:30. Prof. Pinar Bilgin will host a workshop on Publishing Strategies for PHD students.


Pınar Bilgin is Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University. She specialises in critical approaches to International Relations and security. She is the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (2005; 2nded. 2019), The International in Security, Security in the International (2016) and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (With Xavier Guillaume, 2017), Asia in International Relations: Unthinking Imperial Power Relations (with L.H.M. Ling, 2017). Prof. Bilgin is currently Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly. Pinar Bilgin is ACES Visiting Scholar for the Europe in the World Theme Group in June 2019.

  • Waltraud Schelkle

    Waltraud Schelkle is ACES Visiting Scholar from 15-25 April

    Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE), will visit the department of Political Science between 15 - 25 April, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. She is invited by the Theme Group European Political Economy and Governance.

    During her visit two main events were organized, both in the Political Science Common Room.

    The first event was held on 17 April at 3 pm.  ACES organised a roundtable discussion on her book The Politics of Monetary Solidarity, published in 2017. ACES invited three discussants for this Book panel, Coen Teulings, Frank Vandenbroucke and Geoffrey Underhill.  

    The second was held on the 24th of April at  4 pm. The setting will  be a seminar presentation of her new paper entitled  When all else defaults: government as the debtor of last resort, which she is preparing for a special issue of the Review of International Political Economy (RIPE). 

    Also, ACES plans a to organize a Masterclass for PhD students. Waltraud will also be available for one on one meetings with ACES affiliated researchers and students.


    Waltraud Schelkle is an Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute and has been at LSE since autumn 2001, teaching courses on the political economy of European integration at MSc and PhD level. She has previously worked as a development economist, from 1989-2002 as a staff member of the German Institute of Development in Berlin with a research focus on the financial system in development and doing her first PhD on India's development as a monetary economy since Independence (London 1994). Her research interests are the evolving economic governance of EMU and social policy reforms directed at financial markets. 



  • Takis Pappas ACES Visiting scholar in January 2019

    Takis Pappas was ACES visiting scholar in January 2019. On January 15 he gave a lecture on populism for ACES researchers. 


    Takis S. Pappas (PhD Yale ΄96) is recurring Visiting Professor at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. In the past, he held teaching and research positions at the University of Macedonia (Greece), European University Institute, Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Oslo, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, and the University of Luxembourg. His work has appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, Comparative Political Studies, Constellations, Government and Opposition, Journal of Democracy, Party Politics, West European Politics, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia among others. He has authored Making Party Democracy in Greece (Macmillan 1999), The Charismatic Party: PASOK, Papandreou, Power (Patakis, 2009, in Greek), Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece (Palgrave 2014; also translated in Greek), On the Tightrope: National Crises and Political Acrobatics from Trikoupis to Tsipras (Ikaros 2017, in Greek), and co-edited European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession (ECPR Press, 2015. He is currently finishing a new book under the title Democratic Illiberalism: How Populism Grows to Menace Democracy.