10 AT I O B In the meantime... Graduation ceremony 19 September 2017. It was an important day for the 2016-17 IOB student cohort. After a year of hard work, tight deadlines, paper writing, as well as hopefully new insights, skills and last but not least a lot of fun, these students graduated from IOB. Both the graduating as well as the newly arrived students’ interest was raised by the keynote address ‘Recent trends in global income inequality and their political implications’ by Branco Milanovic, visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). Furthermore, the graduation ceremony was personalised with a musical interlude from three IOB students (in the picture): Joao Antonio dos Santos Lima, from Brazil (guitar); Laura Lopez Munoz, from Colombia (vocal) and Fabio Berezza, from Brazil. They performed“Hay Amores”. Finally, Mary Sayej, as president of the student committee and on behalf of her fellow students, concluded with a beautiful speech! The graduation ceremony was livestreamed and is available online. E xchange to change S eptember 2017 European Peace Science Conference Prof. Marijke Verpoorten (IOB) co-organised the 17th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference in Antwerp (26-28 June 2017). There were twelve panel sessions in total giving the floor to 79 different paper presentations. More information on the presentations and the conference can be found on the website.