B&P Academy

The B&P Academy is a platform for events and activities that take place within the department of Political Science and Public Administration (Bestuurswetenschap & Politicologie). On this page, you will find all our upcoming events and ways to register. If you want to stay posted on news from our department, please follow us on Twitter: @VU_PSPA. Are you interested in organizing an event for our community of students and staff? Please send an email to communicatie.bp@vu.nl. You can find past B&P Academy events in our archive


The second Workshop in CHERN's Online Series will build on the experience from the Sinophone Borderlands project, which ran public opinion surveys of the attitudes towards China (and other issues) in 13 European countries in 2020 and is continuing in 15 Asian countries in 2021. Key researcher leading the team, Richard Q. Turcsányi (Palacky University Olomouc), will aim to present an overall outlook of how the survey has been organized in order to give participants enough information to potentially replicate it in other countries or with other research goals. The workshop will look into organizational aspects as well as into the research design and the questionnaire. It will be interactive, with any questions and feedback welcome, and potentially leading to research collaboration. For more information and registration, visit the event page.

Michael Saward (University of Warwick) has upended studies into political representation with his notion of the representative claim. In his latest book, Making representations (2020), he advances key aspects of political representation understood as the performative act of claiming to act for others.

During this colloquium in collaboration with the The Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought, professor Saward will reflect on the reception of his innovative work over the last decade. Thereafter, students and faculty members will be able to ask questions pertaining to his work.

Location: Online via Zoom
When: May/June 2021, exact date t.b.a.
Open to: Interested students and faculty members
Registration: to pre-register for this event, please send an email to Thijs Bogers