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Congratulations Alumnus in the picture Vida Razavi, IOB alumna, co-organised the ‘Salon des Réfugiés’ in January in Antwerp and was one of the three panelist in the artist talks at the Salon. The title of the project refers to the historical Salon des Refusés in Paris, where paintings and sculptures were exhibited that had been rejected by the official Salon de Paris. It also refers to the current flows of migrants and refugees. Artist Sanne De Wolf will lead residents from the Rode Kruis refugee centers (Linkeroever and the emergency refugee centre in Westakkers) and several volunteers in weaving and embroidering textiles. Lines and patterns will be incorporated into the weaving process based on a dialogue between the participants. https://salondesrefugies.wordpress. com/2015/11/24/salon-des-refugies-2016-salon-desrefuses-1863/ Alumni Applause On 17 December 2015, Selmira Flores successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Gender Dynamics in Dairy Value Chains in Nicaragua. Current Practices, Changes and Challenges’ (promoter: Prof. J. Bastiaensen). Congrats Dr. Flores! On 11 September 2015 Dennis Essers successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Essays on developing country vulnerability to external shocks in light of the Great Recession’ (promoter: Prof. D. Cassimon). Congrats Dr. Essers! Thanks to all University of Antwerp students and staff who participated in the UAntwerp Christmas activities! The proceeds this year went to two good causes, one of which is the Angle’s centre for children with special needs (run by IOB alumna Rose Mutumba). Feel free to suggest your own project as a potential recipient of UAntwerp support. Thanks again(!) to Alellie Sobrevinas, Madelaine Monteramos and Roma Atabug for representing the University of Antwerp at the European Higher Education Fair in Manilla! If you also have some interesting ideas on how to promote the IOB Master programmes in your country, let us know! Alumni publications Teclaire Same Moukoudi and Sara Geenen (2015) Discourses, fragmentation and coalitions : the case of Herakles Farms’ large-scale land deal in Cameroon, IOB Discussion paper, 2015.03, Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management, 2015, 40 p. Jamie Robertsen, Nathalie Francken and Nadia Molenaers (2015) Climate-fragile countries need direct financial aid, Mail & Guardian - (2015.12.18). Juan Carlos Polvorosa Narváez and Selmira Flores (2015) Las cadenas de los lácteos en Muy Muy y Matiguás, Rutas de desarrollo en territorios humanos : las dinámicas de la vía láctea en Nicaragua / Bastiaensen, Johan [edit.]; et al. - ISBN 978-99924-36-39-4 - Managua, UCA Publicaciones, 2015, p. 95-124. Kelbesa Megersa and Danny Cassimon (2015) Assessing indicators of currency crisis in Ethiopia : signals approach, African development review , p. 315-330. Johan Bastiaensen, Pierre Merlet, Marc Craps, Tom De Herdt, Selmira Flores, Frédéric Huybrechs, René Mendoza Vidaurre, Griet Steel and Gert Van Hecken (2015) Agencia en territorios humanos rurales : una perspectiva socio-constructivista, Rutas de desarrollo en territorios humanos : Las dinámicas de la vía láctea en Nicaragua / Bastiaensen, Johan [edit.]; et al. Managua, UCA Publicaciones, 2015, p. 21-64. The hyperlinks in this magazine are accessible in the online version of our magazine at www.uantwerp.be/iob. 12 Jorden De Haan and Sara Geenen (2015) Mining cooperatives in South Kivu: saviour or extortionist? Analysis and Policy Brief 14, Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management, 2015.