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Department of Social and Policy Sciences seminars Autumn 2019

Discover more about our programme of lunchtime research seminars taking place this autumn.

Autumn 2019 research seminar series

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences seminars are open to students and staff across the University. They include a mix of internal and external speakers sharing their research findings.


Venue and time

This term, our research seminars will take place on Tuesdays at 1.15pm in the Chancellor's Building, 3.15.


October 2019

View our October research seminars:


Taking the decolonial turn seriously: A call to unlearn the Eurocentric episteme of social sciences

Tuesday 15 October

  • Speakers: Dr Ana C Dinerstein, Dr Luisa Enria, María José Ventura Alfaro (ESRC MPhil/PhD Candidate), Department of Social & Policy Sciences

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Economic uncertainty and labour market change: Challenges for public policy from income volatility

Tuesday 22 October

  • Speaker: Professor Peter Whiteford of The Australian National University

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Governance, the weakest link in development

Tuesday 29 October

  • Speaker: K. Jayakumar, senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

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November 2019

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Workers, Rebels and LGBT Refugees: From the Syrian Civil War to the European Refugee Crisis

Tuesday 05 November

  • Speaker: Dr Philip Proudfoot, Department of Social and Policy Sciences

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British think tanks after the 2008 global financial crisis

Tuesday 11 November

  • Speaker: Marcos Gonzalez Hernando, University of Cambridge

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The green transition and zones of sacrifice: Can our demand for electric cars be satisfied without causing environmental and social harm?

Tuesday 19 November

  • Speaker: Ramon Morales Balcazar

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December 2019

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Title will be announced closer to the date

Tuesday 03 December

  • Speakers: will be confirmed closer to the date

Leaving no one behind: ‘accidentally’, deliberately or systemically?

Tuesday 10 December

  • Speakers: Judith Randel and Tony German of Public Good

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