Professor Dr. Marieke de Goede has been appointed as the new AISSR Academic Director, as of December 2020. De Goede is Professor of Political Science, with a focus on ‘Europe in a Global Order’ and has long been a leading researcher within the AISSR fold, focused on counter-terrorism and security practices in Europe, particularly the role of financial data in such practices.
Her scholarly leadership finds expression in her own productive and influential research agenda that includes the still-ongoing ERC Consolidator grant project FOLLOW (Following the Money from Transaction to Trial), and extraordinary record of winning other major external prizes and recognition for her research teams. But De Goede’s leadership also includes service to the AISSR community, not least in her years as co-director of the AISSR Programme Group on Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance (TCCG) and (former) theme leader in interdisciplinary research initiatives, including two major UvA Research Priority Areas (Amsterdam Center for European Studies, ACES, and Global Digital Cultures, GDC), and chair of SPUI25.
De Goede will bring this deep and broad AISSR and global experience to bear in her new role as AISSR Academic Director. She will take over this role from Brian Burgoon, who will continue serving as AISSR Academic Director until December 2020.
De Goede’s naming culminates a selection procedure led by an internal AISSR Selection Committee (chaired by GPIO Department Chair Dr. Jochem de Vries, and comprising representatives of all ranks and AISSR-affiliated Departments, and other FMG researchers). Also crucially involved were the FMG Work’s Council (OR), and of course the FMG Dean Agneta Fischer and the UvA College van Bestuur. The AISSR community is indebted to all these colleagues for their time and commitment to finding a new Academic Director.