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Artificial Intelligence and Intersectionality

Europe of Knowledge |

Behind the Artificial Intelligence (AI) hype about its numerous benefits, uncomfortable questions concerning the problematic social impacts of AI on issues such as justice, fairness and equality are intensifying. While it has been argued that AI has a potential to eliminate human bias, growing evidence suggests quite the opposite – that AI is amplifying and exacerbating gender, racial, ethnic and other stereotypes.

Why does the EU not learn how to improve its democracy support practices?

JCMS |

The EU has aimed to support democratization in Arab countries for decades, yet the region is still one of the most authoritarian in the world. What is most striking is that the EU has apparently not learnt from its past ineffective democracy support (DS) attempts but continuously reproduces DS malpractices.

A UACES-supported research trip delving into Slovenia's history

Zala Pochat Križaj |

I am thrilled to have been awarded the UACES scholarship to support my research trip to Slovenia. As a PhD candidate in war studies, I focus on reconciliation in Slovenia following post-Second World War mass killings.

The Radical Right and the European Elections

eu!radio |

With the European elections just around the corner, we welcomed Nick Startin, Associate Professor of International Relations at John Cabot University, to eu!radio to discuss the rising support for Radical Right parties across the EU.

The Future of EU-AU Relations amidst the rise of Russia and China in Africa

Gallous Atabongwoung, PhD |

The European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) continue to have robust conversations on the future relationship between the two continents. The conversation seeks to address some complex socio-economic and political issues such as, among others, migration (due to the geographical proximity of the two regions); economic partnerships; and security cooperation (Miyandazi et al. 2020).

Frames and Issue Linkage: EU Trade Policy in the Geoeconomic Turn

JCMS |

Changes underway in the global political economy, including Sino-American tensions and the Covid-19 pandemic, are increasingly identified as creating new challenges and raising difficult questions about the role of prominent traders like the European Union (EU).

20 years of Cyprus in the EU - Phoebus Athanassiou

eu!radio |

We recently welcomed Phoebus Athanassiou to eu!radio! He is an Associate Professor at the Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, and is originally from Cyprus. He reflected on his country's accession to the EU 20 years ago in a personal testimony.

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