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Newsflash No. 26 - January 16, 2017

Important information sent out to students on a biweekly basis, including information, reminders, opportunities and news from the Faculty and elsewhere.

  • A collection of events, seminars, information and opportunities for master’s students in English that are being held primarily at the Faculty of Social Science.



News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Welcome back! 
  • Development Practitioner Seminar series programme is finalized and first seminar will take place Jan. 23rd. (Read more here
  • Thesis defence: Assisting in the Shadows. Humanitarianism, Shelters and Transit Migration Politics/ Feb. 3rd (Read more here)
  • Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Mikael Sandberg/ Feb. 8th (Read more here)
  • Seminar: Chares Dimitrou on the Dynamics of Radicalization/ Feb. 8th (Read more here)
  • Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Jens Andersson/ Feb. 15th (Read more here)
  • Open seminar: ‘Servants’ Trade Unions and Feminist Debates on Work, Britain 1900-1914/ Feb. 15th (Read more here)


External News & Events

  • Seminar: Sleep effects on the consolidation and generalization of fear conditioning, extinction and habituation/ January 19th (Read more here)

  • Seminar: Community base social innovation/ Jan. 26th (Read more here)

  • Open Lecture: “Anti-terrorism in the EU – a Human Rights Perspective”/ Jan. 27th (Read more here)

  • CIRCLE Seminar Series - Aldo Geuna, University of Torino/ Feb. 2nd (Read more here)

  • CIRCLE Seminar Series - Hanna Hottenrott/ Feb. 8th (Read more here)


Other News, Events & Opportunities

  • Research Assistant position at department of political science (på svenska. Läs mer här
  • 5 years of Entrepreneurship! (Read more here)

  • Skissarnas Museum Grand Opening (Jan 28, 16:00 through Jan 29, 17:00) Read more here

  • Concerts: Lund Contemporary (Music Festival) 2017 (Read more here)

  • Call for Applications: Doctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies/ Deadline March 15th (Read more here)

  • European Summer School: Challenged Union: Making sense of the troublemakers/ July 15-25 2017 (Read more here)



News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details

We hope you've had a good winter break and been able to spend time with friends, family, or other pursuits that help you wind down. We look forward to this term, which tends to get busier and busier as the weeks roll by, and before you know it it's already June. We hope you make an effort to take time out for yourself and treat yourself to whatever it is that allows you to recharge your batteries- a walk in the woods, exercise, music, friends, movies, etc. As always, if you have ideas of events to organize, have concerns about a course of programme, or just want to talk with one of us at Graduate School, don't hesitate to make an appointment with any of us, either through email or LiveatLund.

The DPS programme is now finalized and available on our website here.


Our first speaker will be Matilda Flemming, Policy and Campaigns Officer, European Women's Lobby, UN, Brussels


"Credible Advocacy - connecting grassroots to international policymaking"

Matilda leads the European Women's Lobby's Women in Decision-making campaigns – aiming to put women at the heart of decision making in politics and business. Together with EWL members she designs EWL’s campaign for the 2019 European Parliament Elections. Before joining EWL, Matilda led the successful civil society campaign for UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security at UNOY Peacebuilders. She is a member of the UN Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. Matilda holds an MA in Development Studies - from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands. She is originally Finnish, but have spent the last seven years in the Netherlands.

Matilda will talk about the UN-advocacy campaign she led, and about the role of European civil society in building a Europe that works for its citizens.  

Venue: R148Time: 13.15-15 

To attend the seminar, sign up here no later than January 22nd. 


Priscilla Solano defends her thesis "Assisting in the Shadows. Humanitarianism, Shelters and Transit Migration Politics".

The opponent is Professor Julia O'Connell Davidson, University of Bristol


Date: February 3, 2017

Time: 10:15- 12:00

Location¨: Kulturens hörsal

Contact: priscilla [dot] solano [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, please visit:…



Mikael Sandberg is a Professor in Political Science at Halmstad University. He will give a talk on the topic: ”Political Institutions and Regimes since 1600: The New Historical Data Set ’MaxRang’’.


Date: February 8, 2017

Time: 12:00 (sharp)- 13:00

Location¨: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

Contact: info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org

For more information, please visit:…



Chares Dimitrou, Department of Sociology at Lund University, will give a seminar on "The Dynamics of Radicalization".


Date: February 8, 2017

Time: 13:15- 14:45

Location¨: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

Contact: jan [dot] teorell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, please visit:…



Jens Andersson is a doctoral student at the Department of Economic History at Lund University. He will give a talk on the topic: ”Long term dynamics of the state in Francophone West Africa”.


Date: February 15, 2017

Time: 12:00- 13:00

Location¨: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

Contact: info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org

For more information, please visit:…



Welcome to an open Gender Studies seminar: Laura Schwartz - ‘Servants’ Trade Unions and Feminist Debates on Work, Britain 1900-1914’.

Dr. Laura Schwartz is Associate Professor of Modern British History at the University of Warwick. She has published widely on the history of British feminism and is currently working on a monograph entitled Feminism and the Servant Problem: Class Conflict in Domestic Labour in the British Women’s Suffrage Movement (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2018). Laura Schwartz sits on the University and Colleges Union branch committee, and is also active in the London-based collective Feminist Fightback.


Date: February 15, 2017

Time: 13:15- 15:00

Location¨: Room R:240, “Gamla Kirurgen", second floor, Sandgatan 3, Lund

Contact: bolette [dot] frydendahl_larsen [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, please visit:…



External News & Events in Details


The seminar is about whether we can process the negative experiences during sleep, or rather so that sleep consolidates and generalizes memories of negative experiences.Presented by Edward Pace-Schott, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Dpt of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 15:00- 17:30
Location¨: Department of Psychology, House P, room P206
Contact: ingegerd [dot] carlsson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se



ASG Innovation for whom? holds their third workshop.In this workshop we discuss the role of civil society movements and organizations in initiation and supporting social innovations for environmental sustainability. We take the perspective of grassroots innovations and community-based ecological innovations.Please register by sending an email to bo [dot] goransson [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se before the 23rd of January as seating is limited.


Date: January 26, 2017

Time: 13:00- 15:00

Location¨: The Pufendorf Institute, Biskopsgatan 3

Contact: bo [dot] goransson [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se



Join a discussion with Jonas Grimheden on 27 January about the human rights implications of the European Union’s new instruments aimed at countering terrorism. Jonas Grimheden is a Senior Policy Manager at the European Union’s human rights advisory body, the Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), located in Vienna, Austria. Grimheden says that following on from the terrorist attacks in Europe the last couple of years in particular, European Union action is needed to facilitate common cross-border cooperation. He says the tragic events have also led to stronger momentum for the Member States to agree to more resolute action.

Due to this, a number of EU instruments countering terrorism are being adopted, importantly the Directive on combating terrorism.

“While the aim of these are good, the context and the speed at which they are adopted risk undermining the effectiveness of the measures,” he says. “Human rights concerns are central in this respect, including the presumption of innocence and freedom of expression. What are the main problems, how do they come about and what could be done to improve the situation?”

The first part of the session will be an open lecture followed by an open discussion and questions from the audience. Karol Nowak, Doctor of Laws and Director of the Master’s program in International Human Rights Law at Lund University, will moderate the session.


Date: January 27, 2017

Time: 14:30- 16:00

Location¨: Pufendorf lecture hall, Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3, Lund



Aldo Geuna is Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Torino and Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. His research interests include Economics of Science, Economics of Innovation, Science and Technology Policy and Political Economy of Science and Technology. Aldo's core research area is the socio-economic analysis of university research behaviour and its links to innovation and economic growth.


Date: February 2, 2017

Time: 14:00- 15:00

Location¨: CIRCLE Seminar Room

Contact: palina [dot] sauchanka [at] circle [dot] lu [dot] se



Hanna Hottenrott is assistant professor at the Technical University of Munich - TUM. Hanna’s areas of interest involve industrial economics and applied micro-econometrics. Her research examines the economics of innovation, science and technological change.


Date: February 8, 2017

Time: 14:00- 15:00

Location¨: CIRCLE Seminar Room

Contact: palina [dot] sauchanka [at] circle [dot] lu [dot] se


Other News, Events & Opportunities in Details


Vi letar efter en forskningsassistent i statsvetenskap. Maila gärna vidare till studenter ni tror är intresserade. Anställningen är relaterad till flera olika projekt som handlar om makt och styrning i relation till ett samhälle (2050) som i princip inte genererar några nettoutsläpp av växthusgaser. 

Mer info här:

​Come check out the new additions of the Skissernas museum including the shop and restaurant as well as the courtyard and works from Sonia Delaunay, Diego Rivera and Henri Matisse. More information can be found on their website here: 

Celebrate the anniversary of Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship!

In the spring of 2011 Sten K. Johnson made a donation of a substanitial amount of money to the entrepreneurship division at Lund University School of Economics and Management. The donation enabled the establishment of Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship as an enduring arena for entrepreneurship education and research.

During the celebrations you will have the opportunity to meet several knowledgeable entrepreneurs and hear about the interesting research developments that have occurred during the past 5 years. You will also have a chance to meet Lena Apler, voted “the most powerful entrepreneur of the year” by Veckans Affärer, for both 2015 and 2016. Lena will talk about ownership, business idea innovation and more. On top of that, there will also be interviews and panels with our researchers, internship companies and invited speakers such as We conclude the event with a celebratory mingle.

Please sign up for the event here:

Date: January 18, 2017

Time: 15:00- 17:30

Location¨: The Atrium, Hoger Crafoors Ekonomicentrum

Contact: entrepreneurship [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, please visit:…



Welcome to a weekend music festival with 20 premieres including concerts, art music and lectures!

Lund Contemporary 2017 is a weekend festival for contemporary art music, organised by Odeum and Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, both part of Lund University, together with a number of local and regional participants.


The weekend will include more than 20 premieres by music composition students from the Malmö Academy of Music and others. New music by mainly regional composers will be interspersed with modern art music classics from the 20th century and onwards in a diverse programme. Another theme of the festival is the interaction between music and visual arts, with a particular focus on Skissernas Museum’s collection of art from the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937 – an event strongly marked by the dark political tensions at that time.

Music composed specially for the World Exhibition will be played over the weekend. In addition to concerts, Lund Contemporary offers lectures and a panel discussion on topics linked to the theme of the festival.

Admission to all events is free!


Date: February 3- February 5, 2017

Contact: david [dot] riebe [at] odeum [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, please visit:


The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo, invites applications for doctoral fellowships. PhD fellowship recipients will work under the supervision of Prof. Jenny Andersson or Prof. Olivier Godechot and are required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in political science or sociology at Sciences Po in Paris.


Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, “Coping with instability in market societies” ( and their PhD project proposal should fit into one of the two research groups at MaxPo. We welcome original and independent proposals.


Application deadline: March 15th, 2017

For more information, please visit:



We are happy to inform you that EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy – a Prague-based think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process – organizes 15th annual European Summer School for university students in July 2017. The programme focuses on current issues that the European Union faces, with a special focus on Euroscepticism and its manifestations in member states. European Summer School is organized under auspices of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with Prague College and Faculty of Social Science of Charles University in Prague.


The European Summer School under a title "Challenged Union: Making Sense of the Troublemakers (…or at least trying to)" will take place in Prague July 15-25 2017. We have prepared early-bird discounts for those who apply before January 31st and have also a new program of scholarships!


Date: July 15-25, 2017

For more information regarding to the program and the costs, please visit:



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