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25 February 2021

Hertie School

PhD Panel on Human Rights and Climate Change

Climate change brings about important political and legal challenges to citizens and states around the globe. Worldwide, global warming impacts immigr...

Climate change brings about important political and legal challenges to citizens and states around the globe. Worldwide, global warming impacts immigration dynamics, and affects populations globally in their accesses to basic services such as sanitation, health, and the guarantee of food supply chain. While current evidence points in particular to the Global South, most notably in agriculturally dependent countries, in developed countries climatic change represents an important economic challenge. This session aims at discussing the differing effects of climate change on policies and human rights worldwide. Presenters: Juan Auz, PhD researcher at Hertie School; Second and third presenter vacant, please apply. Discussants: Başak Çali, PhD, Professor of International Law at Hertie School; Second discussant; TIME: 12-2 pm
Entry requirements: none
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Online
25/02/21 - 25/02/21
Reg. deadline: 20/02/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Tools for managing your literature - EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero

24 Feb 2021 15:00 – 16:30 UK Time There is no shortage of tools to help you store your articles, manage your references and cite them right but they a...

24 Feb 2021 15:00 – 16:30 UK Time There is no shortage of tools to help you store your articles, manage your references and cite them right but they all seem similar! In this session we will help you find out how these different tools work, in particular, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero, so that you can choose the one that works for you.
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
25/02/21 - 25/02/21
Reg. deadline: 24/02/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

26 February 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Write Your Data Management Plan

26 February 2021 14:00 – 15:00 UK Time You may have been asked by your Department to write a Data Management Plan for your research project or you nee...

26 February 2021 14:00 – 15:00 UK Time You may have been asked by your Department to write a Data Management Plan for your research project or you need to submit one as part of your ethical review of your PhD because your research involves human research participants. But what exactly is a Data Management Plan and how do you write one efficiently and effectively? A good data management plan will prepare you for collecting, using, organising and storing your research data effectively across your PhD. Not only will this save you time during your research, it also helps to ensure you are handling any personal data in line with data protection legislation and your ethical duties. In this workshop, the LSE Research Data Librarian will take you through the main elements of the Data Management Plan, tell you what tools are available at LSE to help you write one and give you the chance to ask questions about your own project.
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
26/02/21 - 26/02/21
Reg. deadline: 25/02/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

02 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

International Social and Public Policy seminar series

Poverty Among the Working Age Population in Post-Industrial Democracies (with some comments on inequality) Tuesday 2 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm S...

Poverty Among the Working Age Population in Post-Industrial Democracies (with some comments on inequality) Tuesday 2 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Professor Evelyne Huber (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Chair: Dr Timo Fleckenstein Abstract: Both pre- and post-tax and transfer poverty among the working age population have increased over the past three decades in post-industrial democracies. Economic and demographic changes, along with changes in labor market institutions are responsible for rising market income poverty. However, welfare states have also exhibited declining effectiveness in reducing poverty. We measure welfare state effort with social rights rather than expenditures, which allows us to separate the effect of policy from need, which jointly shape expenditure. We pool data from LIS, the OECD, and SILC (Eurostat Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) for 22 post-industrial democracies. Registration details will be available on Monday 15 February: https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/events/Seminars/The-International-Social-and-Public-Policy-seminar-series
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Assessment: N/A
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Online
02/03/21 - 02/03/21
Reg. deadline: 01/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

03 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Seminar in Contemporary International History

Whose Hand on the Button?: The Thatcher Government's Battle to Deploy Cruise Missiles at Greenham Common, 1979-1983 4-6pm if you would like to take...

Whose Hand on the Button?: The Thatcher Government's Battle to Deploy Cruise Missiles at Greenham Common, 1979-1983 4-6pm if you would like to take part in the seminar, please sign up via the relevant eventbrite link: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please sign up via the relevant link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-thatcher-government-and-cruise-missiles-at-greenham-common-1979-1983-tickets-136314372959 Oliver Barton, LSE
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Online
03/03/21 - 03/03/21
Reg. deadline: 02/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Environmental Policy in the Presence of Private Provision

Guest speaker: Christopher Costello, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management Further details of this workshop will be published nearer th...

Guest speaker: Christopher Costello, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/christopher-costello/
Teachers:
  • Christopher Costello (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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Assessment: N/A
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03/03/21 - 03/03/21
Reg. deadline: 02/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

04 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Urbanisation, Planning and Development Seminar Series

Dr Sin Yee Koh (Monash University Malaysia) ‘The interurban migration industry: “Migration products” and the materialisation of urban speculation at ...

Dr Sin Yee Koh (Monash University Malaysia) ‘The interurban migration industry: “Migration products” and the materialisation of urban speculation at Iskandar Malaysia’ Iskandar Malaysia is an urban conurbation and development region located at the Malaysia-Singapore border. State-led development of this regional economic corridor has attracted inflows of foreign investments and spurred the rise of mid- to high-end urban developments by foreign developers. This has resulted in the emergence of an interurban migration industry consisting of intermediary entities that are co-developing and co-marketing ‘migration products’ (real estate, education, and lifestyle migration) as an integrated package to middle-class, aspiring transnational investor/lifestyle migrants from the region. This paper argues that this middleman industry is crucial to the materialisation of urban speculation, for state actors and investor/lifestyle migrants alike. Through interurban alliances that capitalise on the broader state-led speculative urbanism landscape, the industry co-creates an imagined urban future that is grounded in transnational lifestyle mobilities. This paper highlights the need to analyse speculative urbanism and transnational investment/lifestyle migration as intertwined processes.
Teachers:
  • Sin Yee Koh (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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Online
04/03/21 - 04/03/21
Reg. deadline: 04/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
Hertie School

Publishing Your Research: Getting an Article Ready for Submission (Dr. Jeffrey Verhey)

This course follows Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (Belcher’s book is requ...

This course follows Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (Belcher’s book is required) quite closely. Over a period of 10 weeks we will try to get your article ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. To do this, we will discuss how to improve your writing strategies and habits, identify appropriate journals for your article, clarify arguments, write an interesting title and abstract and organise your material and arguments to meet the journal’s expectations. The course will also help you to fine-tune and polish your writing.
Entry requirements: Participants must have a rough draft of something prepared that they want to work on / get ready for publiation.
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Online
04/03/21 - 06/05/21
Reg. deadline: 21/02/21
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 10

05 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Storytelling for Researchers

This workshop looks at storytelling as a communication technique. Storytelling has become a popular way to deliver messages in a wide range of profes...

This workshop looks at storytelling as a communication technique. Storytelling has become a popular way to deliver messages in a wide range of professional settings. In this workshop, we look at why stories are an effective communication technique, the narrative components of a good story, and how we apply those elements to our research to bring it alive. This workshop should be useful to researchers from any discipline and at any point in their careers. This is a 90-minute workshop.
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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Assessment: N/A
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Online
05/03/21 - 05/03/21
Reg. deadline: 04/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Sweet Dreams: Tips for Cultivating a More Restful Sleep

This workshop will explore multiple strategies for dealing with sleep challenges. Do you struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the nigh...

This workshop will explore multiple strategies for dealing with sleep challenges. Do you struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night with your thoughts racing? Do you wake up in the morning feeling more tired than the night before? Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important thingswe can do for our physical and mental health, yet a sound sleep can often be a challenge for many of us. This workshop will explore multiple strategies for dealing with insomnia. We will examine the science of sleep and the different phases of the sleep cycle; learn how good sleep hygiene connects to our general health and wellbeing; consider techniques for falling asleep and staying asleep; and discuss the links between nutrition and sleep. Participants will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of the causes and consequences of insomnia, as well as tools for promoting a more restful sleep. This session will cover: • The science of sleep and the sleep cycle• Common causes of insomnia• The essentials of effective sleep hygiene• Nutritional advice to promote a restful sleep
Teachers:
  • Serena Sharma (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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Assessment: N/A
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Online
05/03/21 - 05/03/21
Reg. deadline: 04/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
European University Institute

Ethics, Transparency and Data Protection in Research: Training Course

IMPORTANT: DO NOT REGISTER THROUGH THIS COURSE CATALOGUE BUT USING THE LINKS INDICATED BELOW The course is an introduction to basic aspects of ethi...

IMPORTANT: DO NOT REGISTER THROUGH THIS COURSE CATALOGUE BUT USING THE LINKS INDICATED BELOW The course is an introduction to basic aspects of ethics and transparency in social science research, particularly with human subjects. In addition to general considerations, the research ethics review process at EUI will be introduced. We will also cover an introduction to data protection and data protection regulations in Europe. For whom? Early stage researchers are particularly encouraged to attend. Please note that no study credits are associated with this course. Participants who attended 4 out of 5 sessions can request a certificate of attendance. Organisers : Prof. Thomas Crossley and the EUI Ethics Committee Contact: rossella.corridori@eui.eu Please find below the registration links and the programme for each session: 5 March 2021- Ethics in publishing - https://www.eui.eu/events/detail?eventid=536187 12 March 2021 : Data Protection in the EU and Publishing and Archiving Your Research Datasets https://www.eui.eu/events/detail?eventid=536188 19 March 2021: Transparency and Research Integrity in Data Analysis and Ethics and qualitative research in SPS https://www.eui.eu/events/detail?eventid=536189 26 March 2021: Transparency in Research and Ethics in Oral History and Memory Studies https://www.eui.eu/events/detail?eventid=536190 Please register by 24 February 2021. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link shortly before the event.
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Online
05/03/21 - 26/03/21
Reg. deadline: 24/02/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 0

09 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

International Social and Public Policy seminar series

Demographic Change and Perceptions of Racism Tuesday 9 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Christopher Maggio Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt ...

Demographic Change and Perceptions of Racism Tuesday 9 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Christopher Maggio Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt Abstract: Various research has demonstrated that rapid racial demographic change may aid in triggering various forms of backlash under certain conditions. This has led scholars to speak of Whites “defending” their local environment in the face of eroding racial dominance. However, little research has addressed how perceptions of racism among minorities may be triggered under conditions of demographic change. This study attempts to fill this gap in the literature by examining the relationship between racial demographic change for Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians and perceptions of racial problems among these groups. I find that Blacks and Hispanics living in counties undergoing rapid growth of Black and Hispanic populations, respectively, have higher perceptions of racial problems. Registration details will be available on Monday 22 February here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/events/Seminars/The-International-Social-and-Public-Policy-seminar-series
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09/03/21 - 09/03/21
Reg. deadline: 08/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
Bocconi University

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOCIAL DYNAMICS - FAMILY DEMOGRAPHY

Course outiline: Theoretical perspectives in the study of the family – Trends in gender roles, family behavior and structure – Family formation and ma...

Course outiline: Theoretical perspectives in the study of the family – Trends in gender roles, family behavior and structure – Family formation and marriage – Fertility and policies – Divorce – Parenting and Children – Investing in Children – The Allocation of Time between the Household and the Labour Market – Public Policy and Family-work reconciliation – Social Mobility and Family Demographic Outcomes ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/5e7d2bb0-c940-4a56-909c-d80e4e445219/40343_Avd_topics_SocialDynamics+2020-2021.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nrd0TyM ----- Course schedule (UTC+1): 9 March 2021 15:00-16:30 | 10 March 15:00-16:30 | 11 March 15:00-16:30 | 22 March 15:00-16:30 | 24 March 15:00-16:30 | 25 March 15:00-16:30 | 12 April 15:00-16:30 | 14 April 15:00-16:30 | 15 April 15:00-16:30 | 19 April 15:00-16:30 | 21 April 15:00-16:30 | 22 April 15:00-16:30 Please note that CIVICA students are expected to attend the course online.
Teachers:
  • Gøsta Esping-Andersen (Bocconi University)
Assessment: paper
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
09/03/21 - 22/04/21
Reg. deadline: 16/02/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 12

10 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

International History research seminar series

Uncovering the Agency of Marginalized Groups in Early 20th Century Colonial Societies Femi Owolade (Kings College London) British Colonisation, Law ...

Uncovering the Agency of Marginalized Groups in Early 20th Century Colonial Societies Femi Owolade (Kings College London) British Colonisation, Law and the Emancipation of Enslaved Women in Kano, Northern Nigeria: 1900-1920 Femi is a PhD student in the history department at King's College London working on a thesis entitled "A Benevolent Autocracy? Law and British Colonial Rule in Kano Province, Northern Nigeria (1903-1960)." He holds an MA in Medical Ethics and Law, from King’s College London and an LLB in Law, from Kingston University London. Sonali Dhanpal (Newcastle University) Imagining Native Christian Spaces in Colonial Bangalore Sonali is a PhD student in Architectural History and Theory at the Newcastle School of Architecture working on a thesis entitled ‘Living in Princely cities: Residential extensions, bungalow culture and the production of everyday spaces in Bangalore and Mysore, South India 1881-1920’ which investigates the understudied agency of the princely state and its mutually constitutive architecture and urbanism. Papers will be circulated in advance and can also be access with a password on this page (under HY509): https://www.lse.ac.uk/International-History/CurrentStudents/PhDWorkshopsandSeminars You will be required to pre-register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncovering-the-agency-of-marginalized-groups-in-early-20th-century-colonies-tickets-137980590661
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10/03/21 - 10/03/21
Reg. deadline: 09/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Broadcast Media Training

A media and communications workshop designed to ensure that, the next time you address a live mic, a rolling camera, an audience or an interviewer. A ...

A media and communications workshop designed to ensure that, the next time you address a live mic, a rolling camera, an audience or an interviewer. A media and communications workshop designed to ensure that, the next time you address a live mic, a rolling camera, an audience or an interview panel, you’re equipped to get your message across effectively. This session covers a range of communication and broadcast skills including: taking control of your interview, developing and amplifying your messages, building confidence and presence, and dealing with hostile media or curveball questions. We’ll break down some interview examples and we’ll also look at the media environment, exploring the different types of interview and how to best prepare for each one. By the end of the session, you will have the confidence and ability to take media requests - even at short notice.
Teachers:
  • Rachel Shabi (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
10/03/21 - 10/03/21
Reg. deadline: 09/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

16 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

International Social and Public Policy seminar series

Unidentical Twins? Comparing Social Policy Responses to COVID-19 in North America Tuesday 16 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Professor Daniel...

Unidentical Twins? Comparing Social Policy Responses to COVID-19 in North America Tuesday 16 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Professor Daniel Béland (McGill University) Chair: Dr Timo Fleckenstein Abstract: In the social policy and health care literature, it is common to compare Canada and the United States, these North American “unidentical twins” that have so much in common and yet that are so different from each another in areas like health care and political institutions. How have these two “unidentical twins” responded to COVID-19 and how have political and institutional factors shaped their distinct policy responses to the crisis? Focusing on social protection, this talk compares the policy responses to COVID-19 in the United States and in Canada. Bio: Daniel Béland is Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and James McGill Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. He currently serves as Executive Editor of the Journal of Comparative Public Policy, Editor (French) of the Canadian Journal of Sociology, and President of Research Committee 19 (Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy) of the International Sociological Association. A student of social and fiscal policy, he has published 20 books and more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Registration details will be available on Monday 1 March here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/events/Seminars/The-International-Social-and-Public-Policy-seminar-series
Teachers:
  • Daniel Béland (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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Assessment: N/A
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16/03/21 - 16/03/21
Reg. deadline: 15/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

17 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

The structure and evolution of markets with intrinsic motivation

Guest speaker: Andreas Lange Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/...

Guest speaker: Andreas Lange Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/andreas-lange/
Teachers:
  • Andreas Lange (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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17/03/21 - 17/03/21
Reg. deadline: 16/03/21
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N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Gathering qualitative data: the ethics of informed consent

17 March 14;00-16:00 UK Time Informed consent is central to the ethical conduct of research, but what does it mean in practice? This session will pro...

17 March 14;00-16:00 UK Time Informed consent is central to the ethical conduct of research, but what does it mean in practice? This session will provide an overview of the general issues associated with informed consent, and the places where it becomes tricky to navigate. It will include a discussion of informed consent in different contexts such as interviews, ethnography, and social media; informed consent with children and vulnerable individuals; the ethics of ‘second-hand’ participation (such as when images of others are produced by research participants); deception and covert research; and data-sharing. The special circumstances of obtaining informed consent in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic are also considered. Participants are invited to bring their own questions and dilemmas to the session for discussion. Note: This session is foundational for the course coming later in the schedule on ‘conducting sensitive interviews’ and students intending to attend that course, are strongly urged to attend this session on Informed consent
Teachers:
  • Josie Dixon (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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Online
17/03/21 - 17/03/21
Reg. deadline: 16/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
Hertie School

Survey Workshop II – Testing and Refining Survey Instruments. A workshop designed to refine your survey instruments. (Dr. Jessica Breaugh)

This workshop is designed for PhD researchers who have already developed a preliminary survey or structured interview for their PhD projects, and wish...

This workshop is designed for PhD researchers who have already developed a preliminary survey or structured interview for their PhD projects, and wish to present and test the survey with their peers. All types of surveys are welcomed including but not limited to attitude surveys, organisational survey’s and/or experimental surveys. It will begin with a very concise overview of survey research, especially regarding how to design and write survey questions. The PhD researchers will be given an opportunity to update and correct their surveys and the course will resume one week later for an in-depth peer review session. All participants are expected to join with their survey already developed and be able to devote time in correcting/updating their survey in a relatively short time.
Entry requirements: Please only register if you can attend all sessions and intend to have your survey method prepared.
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17/03/21 - 23/03/21
Reg. deadline: 03/03/21
Credits: 1
N° of Sessions: 2

18 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Urbanisation, Planning and Development Seminar Series

Dr Deen Sharif Sharp (LSE) and Dr Salem Al Qudwa (Harvard University) ‘Open Gaza: Architectures of hope’ This seminar celebrates the launch of a n...

Dr Deen Sharif Sharp (LSE) and Dr Salem Al Qudwa (Harvard University) ‘Open Gaza: Architectures of hope’ This seminar celebrates the launch of a new book -- Open Gaza (American University of Cairo Press, 2021). Spatially speaking, the Gaza Strip is a hyper-dense string of Palestinian cities and refugee camps whose geographic smallness belies its global import. Implicating an international web of geopolitical interests (most saliently those of Israel, which effectively encircles it), it is also the subject of this new volume from Urban Research, the imprint of urban think tank Terreform, founded by the late architect and critic Michael Sorkin, who died in 2020. (One of Sorkin’s last works, the book is dedicated to him.) Co-edited by Sorkin and Deen Sharp, the contributions collated in the book range from architectural accounts of uniquely Gazan typologies to speculative visions of future development trajectories in the beleaguered territory. Gaza’s resilience in the face of abject desperation has long inspired the international community, making it a highly salient crucible in discussions of spatial justice, occasionally to the point of abstraction. Privileging 'substantive change', Sharp and Sorkin suggest any 'imaginative pitch' for Gaza must prioritise the recovery of its people’s agency and humanity. Oscillating between the poetic and the academic, the historical and the current, Open Gaza promises to be more than just another installment of armchair solutionism for the oft-discussed but rarely aided Strip.
Teachers:
  • Deen Sharif Sharp (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
  • Salem Al Qudwa (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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18/03/21 - 18/03/21
Reg. deadline: 18/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

19 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Navigating Professional Setbacks

This interactive workshop will consider how to navigate professional setbacks. Have you ever failed an exam, had a paper rejected, or not been short-...

This interactive workshop will consider how to navigate professional setbacks. Have you ever failed an exam, had a paper rejected, or not been short-listed for a job? Professional setbacks are an inevitable part of academic life and learning how to navigate through them is critical. While universities excel in preparing students for success, there is considerably less advice on how to recover from perceived failures. This interactive workshop will offer a different perspective on professional setbacks while exploring techniques for moving beyond your disappointments with greater ease.
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Online
19/03/21 - 19/03/21
Reg. deadline: 18/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

23 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

International Social and Public Policy seminar series

Education policy in the UK since Beveridge: Continuity and change Tuesday 23 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Professor Anne West (Department ...

Education policy in the UK since Beveridge: Continuity and change Tuesday 23 March 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm Speaker: Professor Anne West (Department of Social Policy, LSE) Chair: Dr Berkay Ozcan Abstract: coming soon Bio: Anne West is Professor of Education Policy and is also Director of the Education Research Group. She joined the LSE in 1990 as a part-time research officer having previously worked for the Research and Statistics Branch of the former Inner London Education Authority. She was appointed professor in 2002. Anne carries out a range of different types of research, focusing in particular on education policy and early childhood education and care, in England (past and present), and in comparative perspective; and on the financing of education, including the role played by parents. Registration details will be available on Monday 8 March here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/events/Seminars/The-International-Social-and-Public-Policy-seminar-series
Teachers:
  • Anne West (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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23/03/21 - 23/03/21
Reg. deadline: 22/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

24 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

International History research seminar series

Rethinking Anglo-American World War II-era Visions of Global Order Grant Golub (London School of Economics) The American Way of War?: Rethinking the...

Rethinking Anglo-American World War II-era Visions of Global Order Grant Golub (London School of Economics) The American Way of War?: Rethinking the 1941 Victory Program and American Grand Strategy during the Second World War Grant is originally from Sarasota, Florida in the United States of America. He received his BA in History and American Studies cum laude from Princeton University, and an MSc in History of International Relations with Distinction from LSE. After his MSc, he worked as a communications consultant for Fortune 500 companies in Brooklyn, New York before returning to LSE to pursue his PhD in International History. Andrew Ehrhardt (Kings College London) A ‘Great Power Man’?: The International Thought of Charles Kingsley Webster Andrew is the Engelsberg Applied History Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Grand Strategy. He recently completed his doctorate in the Department of War Studies, where his research focused on Britain and the creation of the United Nations. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Papers will be circulated in advance and can also be access with a password on this page (under HY509): https://www.lse.ac.uk/International-History/CurrentStudents/PhDWorkshopsandSeminars You will be required to pre-register through Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rethinking-anglo-american-world-war-ii-era-visions-of-global-order-tickets-137985374971
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24/03/21 - 24/03/21
Reg. deadline: 23/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Archiving and publishing data

24 March 11;00-12:30 UK Time This workshop will give an introduction to the current and quickly developing data publishing and archiving landscape and...

24 March 11;00-12:30 UK Time This workshop will give an introduction to the current and quickly developing data publishing and archiving landscape and why it matters to researchers (including funder requirements). It will address the benefits and challenges of making research data available and the points at which you might be asked to do this. Key routes to publishing data will be covered including data availability statements, choosing the right data archive and data journals. Options for data publishing will be discussed including access levels, licensing and rights and time frames. There will also be key tips for documenting and preparing your data for publication.
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Online
24/03/21 - 24/03/21
Reg. deadline: 23/03/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

29 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Lecture series in the philosophy and foundations of physics/Sigma Club

John Dougherty (LMU): “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm This paper criticizes the traditional philosophical account of the quantization ...

John Dougherty (LMU): “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm This paper criticizes the traditional philosophical account of the quantization of gauge theories and offers an alternative. On the received view, gauge theories resist quantization because they feature distinct mathematical representatives of the same physical state of affairs. This resistance is overcome by a sequence of ad hoc modifications, justified in part by reference to semiclassical electrodynamics. Among other things, these modifications introduce “ghosts”: particles with apparently unphysical properties which do not appear in asymptotic states and which are said to be purely a notational convenience. I argue that this sequence of modifications is unjustified and inadequate, making it a poor basis for the interpretation of ghosts. I then argue that gauge theories can be quantized by the same method as any other theory. On this account, ghosts are not purely notation: they are coordinates on the classical configuration space of the theory—specifically, on its gauge structure. This interpretation does not fall prey to the standard philosophical arguments against the significance of ghosts, due to Weingard. Weingard’s argumentative strategy, properly applied, in fact tells in favor of ghosts’ physical significance. To join this seminar use this link: https://lse.zoom.us/j/89711947427
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29/03/21 - 29/03/21
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30 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Blogging for Impact

This course will show you how to generate timely and relevant content for blogs, &how to write a blog so that it actually gets read. Blogging has tak...

This course will show you how to generate timely and relevant content for blogs, &how to write a blog so that it actually gets read. Blogging has taken off as a form of communication unique to the 21st century. As a researcher, blogging can help you create a community around a specific body of expertise. This course will show you how to generate timely and relevant content for blogs, how to write a blog so that it actually gets read and how to create that signature conversational tone we associate with blogging. This course is useful for beginners who would like to build a successful blog from the ground up, as well for those who wish to fine-tune and improve an existing blog. This is a 90-minute workshop.
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  • Anna Lloyd (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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30/03/21 - 30/03/21
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N° of Sessions: 1

31 March 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Conducting sensitive interviews

Wed, 31 March 2021 14:00 – 16:00 UK Time Sensitive interviews include interviews about emotionally difficult topics or deeply personal issues, intervi...

Wed, 31 March 2021 14:00 – 16:00 UK Time Sensitive interviews include interviews about emotionally difficult topics or deeply personal issues, interviews with vulnerable populations or research that could have negative consequences for participants. What are the ethical and practical considerations in conducting such interviews? How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected these? What are the risks for respondents and how should these be managed? What will researchers need to consider in order to gain ethical approval for such research? What are the researcher’s responsibilities? What skills and competencies are required in the conduct of such interviews? What issues might arise in practice and what strategies can interviewers employ in the moment? What are the possible impacts for researchers and how can these be addressed? Participants are invited to bring their own research projects and examples, experiences, questions and concerns to the session. Note: Students attending this session are expected to have a solid understanding of the principles of informed consent and are strongly urged to attend the session on Informed consent scheduled earlier in the term
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  • Josie Dixon (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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31/03/21 - 31/03/21
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01 April 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Doctoral Overload: Balancing Your Competing Commitments

This interactive workshop will explore the challenges of doctoral overload and ways to move beyond it. Do you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? Do...

This interactive workshop will explore the challenges of doctoral overload and ways to move beyond it. Do you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? Do you feel overloaded and exhausted at the end of each day? It’s not uncommon to find PhD students juggling their workloads alongside a host of other responsibilities. Having multiple and competing commitments on their plates can often leave students feeling depleted. This interactive workshop will explore the challenges of doctoral overload and ways to move beyond it. You will learn practical tools for balancing professional and personal commitments while enhancing your enjoyment and sense of fulfilment with the tasks on your plate. CONTENT This session will cover: • The challenges and rewards of being an academic • The symptoms of work-life imbalance • How to evaluate and prioritise the tasks on your plate • Tips for balancing competing commitments
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  • Serena Sharma (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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01/04/21 - 01/04/21
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13 April 2021

Bocconi University

SOCIOLOGY

Course outiline: The Contours of Research in Social Dynamics & Stratification – Poverty in High-Income Countries – Intergenerational Mobility – Fam...

Course outiline: The Contours of Research in Social Dynamics & Stratification – Poverty in High-Income Countries – Intergenerational Mobility – Families and the Reproduction of Inequality – Welfare States in Comparative Perspective – European Social Policy: What Use Is Social Investment? – Labour Markets & Labour Movements – Globalization & Technological Change – Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration – Global Inequality and Stratification ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/914ff1cb-a76a-49dd-8ad9-5f7c71673c19/40294_Sociology_Parolin_2020-21.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=njpnd6A ----- Course schedule (UTC+1): 13 April 2021 15:00-18:20 | 20 April 15:00-18:20 | 27 April 15:00-18:20 | 4 May 15:00-18:20 | 11 May 15:00-18:20 | 18 May 15:00-18:20 Please note that CIVICA students are expected to attend the course online.
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  • Zachary Parolin (Bocconi University)
Assessment: Class Project (Written) – Class Project (Presentation) – Final Exam
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13/04/21 - 18/05/21
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N° of Sessions: 12

05 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest Speaker: Joelle Noailly Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/...

Guest Speaker: Joelle Noailly Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/joelle-noelly/
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  • Joelle Noelly (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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05/05/21 - 05/05/21
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19 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest speaker: Stephie Fried Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/g...

Guest speaker: Stephie Fried Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/stephie-fried/
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  • Stephie Fried (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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19/05/21 - 19/05/21
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26 May 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest Speaker: Carolyn Fischer Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.u...

Guest Speaker: Carolyn Fischer Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/carolyn-fische/
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  • Carolyn Fischer (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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26/05/21 - 26/05/21
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02 June 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest speaker: Spencer Banzhaf Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.u...

Guest speaker: Spencer Banzhaf Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/spencer-banzhaf/
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  • Spencer Banzhaf (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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02/06/21 - 02/06/21
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N° of Sessions: 1
Hertie School

Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights - Workshop for PhD researchers and early career researchers

The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School is pleased to announce its Second Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights, ta...

The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School is pleased to announce its Second Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights, taking place online from 2-4 June 2021. The workshop is hosted by the Hertie School as a member of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences. The Workshop aims to provide doctoral and early-career legal researchers with opportunities to reflect on diverse research methods in human rights research. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to discuss these methods with renowned faculty, who will provide guidance and reflections on the methods they have applied in key pieces of their own research. Participants will also submit reflections on their own research questions and methods, and will receive individual feedback on their projects. We encourage applications from PhD and early-career legal researchers carrying out fundamental rights research employing any of the methodological approaches covered in the workshop. Participants will receive assigned readings and video-recorded presentations by Faculty in advance of the workshop, as well as guidance on the preparation of their own workshop presentations. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2021. Please submit your application by sending an email to fundamentalrights[at]hertie-school[dot]org with the subject line 'Research Methods in Fundamental Rights'. Applications should include one single pdf file, containing the following information: a CV, a letter of motivation, an outline of your research project, including your research question, research methodology and current stage of the research (2 pages); for PhD candidates: a letter of recommendation written by PhD supervisor. More information and links here: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/events/workshop-research-methods-in-fundamental-rights (Please note that you must apply via the above-mentioned email address, not via this course catalogue! This is only for information purposes.)
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02/06/21 - 04/06/21
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16 June 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Grantham Research Seminar

Guest speaker: Christian Vossler Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac...

Guest speaker: Christian Vossler Title to be confirmed Further details of this workshop will be published nearer the time here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/christian-vossler/
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  • Christian Vossler (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
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16/06/21 - 16/06/21
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N° of Sessions: 1