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  • Traumas do not impact job satisfaction 11 Dec 2017Press release Traumas do not impact job satisfaction
    PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2017 - Each year about a quarter of all workers will be confronted potentially traumatic events, such as crime, accidents, serious illness or death of a significant other. Part of the affected workers will develop very severe posttraumatic stress symptoms. However, in contrast to our expectations these events and symptoms do not have a negative impact on job satisfaction.

  • Secret surveillance methods in the Digital Age: How to ensure human rights protection 11 Dec 2017Press release Secret surveillance methods in the Digital Age: How to ensure human rights protection
    PRESS RELEASE 11 DEcember 2017 - Secret surveillance powers of authorities are reaching unprecedented levels in the Digital Age, raising challenges for the protection of human rights such as the right to privacy. In her inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday, December 15th 2017. Prof. Eleni Kosta analyzes the right to privacy and its justified limitations as stipulated in the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to secret surveillance. What is the capacity of the existing framework to mitigate the challenges?

  • Max van der Stoel Awards 2017 awarded to four theses on human rights 01 Dec 2017Press release Max van der Stoel Awards 2017 awarded to four theses on human rights
    PRESS RELEASE 1 December 2017 - On the occasion of World Human Rights Day on December 10th, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Awards 2016 have been awarded at Tilburg University. Two PhD researchers and two master’s students received a prizes for their theses on aspects of human rights.

  • TEDx talk Lokke Moerel: How to remain human in a world governed by data 20 Nov 2017Opinion TEDx talk Lokke Moerel: How to remain human in a world governed by data
    When Artificial Intelligence knows us better than we know ourselves, the very premise that we can make valid choices is undermined. In this TEDxAmsterdamWomen talk, Prof. Lokke Moerel discusses why AI is only as good as the data fed to the algorithms, and why we need a paradigm shift in thinking about how to remain human in a world governed by data.

  • Christoph Van der Elst presents on International Science Conference 14 Nov 2017News Christoph Van der Elst presents on International Science Conference
    On Friday, the 17th of November, Christoph Van der Elst will give a presentation on “Shareholders Holding the Reins on Remuneration: Say on Pay” at the International Science Conference.



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