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I am a full Professor in Political Decision-Making on a Fenna Diemer Lindeboom Chair at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since January 2015, I also serve as the director of research of this department. Additionally, I serve as Head of Studies Politics of the new BSc program Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), and in that capacity I am also a member of the management team of the program's John Stuart Mill College. PPE is an exciting and unique new program that has just started.My research and teaching interests are in comparative political economy, political decision-making, and political methodology. My research largely takes place in the context of the VIDI project 'HIGH-RISK POLITICS: Explaining and Improving Political Actors' Decision-Making on Electorally Risky Issues' that I am directing (2012-2017). This project, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), studies risky decision-making of different political actors (politicians, political parties, governments) on salient issues (welfare state reform and military intervention). See also the project's website www.highriskpolitics.org. Since 2014, I am a member of The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, a platform of young top-researchers. You can find a very short (19 sec.) introduction about my work here (in Dutch). For more executive positions, please have a look at the Curriculum Vitae page. Contact Prof. dr. Barbara Vis Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1081 1081 HV, Amsterdam / the Netherlands t: +31(0)20 598 8644 / e: email@example.com Visiting address: De Boelelaan 1105 / Amsterdam / the Netherlands / room 2E-59a.