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
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!
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,
The hyperlinks in this magazine are accessible in the online
version of our magazine at www.uantwerp.be/iob.
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.