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Amsterdam Centre for European Studies - ACES

Brought to you by the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies, ACES Cast features conversations with the Centre’s affiliates. In each episode, the podcast host, Gulnaz Sibgatullina, talks to early-career scholars and recognised experts about their research, academic journey and favourite books. Join us and get to know scholars who address the dynamics and direction of contemporary Europe

0. Trailer

In this episode, the academic co-director of ACES, Luiza Bialasiewicz, introduces the podcast.

1. Conversation with Christian Noack: On Russian soft power, European spas and intricacies of bottled water

In this episode, we chat with Christian Noack about his research on Russia’s language promotion programs and discuss  how the  European Spa functioned as a stage for the negotiation of political, social and cultural issues of European relevance.


2. Conversation with Hanna Muehlenhoff: On EU security policy, Turkey and challenges of advocating a feminist perspective

This episode features Hanna Muehlenhoff, who explains the concept of feminist security policy and shares her experiences of working with Turkish NGOs.

3. Conversation with Sophie Dura: On theEuropean Pillar of Social Rights , writing a PhD thesis and tips for surviving academia

In this episode, Sophie Dura explains what it means to write a PhD thesis on the European Pillar of Social Rights amid the global pandemic