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Newsflash No. 44 - February 14, 2018

A collection of events, seminars, information, and opportunities for master’s students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Graduate School News

Information meeting about extensions of student residence permits in Sweden, 15th February

Information meeting on the third term, 19th February

Academic Support Centre Lecture on Thesis Writing, 26th February
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: "Autoethnography as Method", 14th of February

Thesis defense: ”Projectification. The Trojan horse of local government”, 16th of February

Seminar: "Academic (Un)freedom in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries", 20th of February

Lecture: "Can the inclusion of women enhance democracy in the MENA region?", 21st of february

Lecture: "The Egyptian Uprising and the Gender Politics of Regime Change", 22nd of February

Seminar: "Celebrity in World Politics - Ethical Obligation and Gendering Practices", 28th of February
 

Other News and Events

Panel Discussion: “Transforming Water from a Strategy of War to an Asset for Peace”, 16th of February

Lecture: "Migrants don’t fall from the sky", 19th of February

Seminar: "Is India rising? Reflections on Indian foreign policy and its limitations", 21st of February

Documentary Screening and conversation in Copenhagen: “The Road”, 20th of February

Cinema: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, 20th of February

Seminar in Malmö: "Housing and Displacement under Neoliberalism", 23rd of February

Seminar: "Europeanization under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business and the Hoped-fro Transition to Democracy", 28th of February

 


Graduate School News
 

Information meeting about extensions of student residence permits in Sweden

Lund University’s International Marketing and Recruitment Team will be holding information meetings for students on February 15th on how to make a successful application for extension of your residence permit. Please sign up by following the link below.

Time: 15th of February 2018, two slots; 15.00 - 17.00 and 17.00 - 19.00
Location: To be announced
For more information click: https://www.universitysurvey.se/LUGS/LIME/index.php/survey/index/sid/627164/newtest/Y/lang/en
 

Information meeting on the third term, 19th February

An information meeting will be held on Monday, February 19, 15:00 (sharp!). In this meeting, we will discuss your options such as internship, academic courses and exchange studies. More information can be found in the latest Graduate School Newsletter, available at the reception desk and here. Location: Eden lecture hall.

 

Academic Support Centre Lecture on Thesis Writing

The Academic Support Centre is a free service open to all students studying courses and programmes conducted in English. The centre provides individual and group consultations (including feedback on texts), workshops, and seminars on topics in three areas: academic texts and the writing process; speaking and presentation skills; reading and study skills. This spring term they offer a lecture on the thesis writing process. To attend, please sign up in the form available on the website.

Time: 26th February 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Location: Genetikhuset, Sölvegatan 29B, room 306

Contact: english [dot] support [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students/academic-matters-support/academic-support-centre/lectures-at-the-academic-support-centre 

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences
 

Seminar: Autoethnography as Method

Shahram Khosravi, professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

Auto-ethnography is a writing style with personal experiences interjected into ethnographic writing. As a form of self-narrative, auto-ethnography places the self within a social context. An interesting aspect of this genre is that the distinction between ethnographer and others becomes blurred. Auto-ethnography links the world of the author with the world of others. Based on my own experiences as migrant, anthropologist and public intellectual, I will explore what emerges from the space in between.

Time: 14th of February 2018 - 13:15 to 15:00

Location: R: 240, "Gamla Kirurgen" Sandgatan 3, Lund

Contact: katrine [dot] scott [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.genus.lu.se/event/autoethnography-as-method

 

Thesis defense: ”Projectification. The Trojan horse of local government”

Mats Fred will defend the doctoral dissertation ”Projectification. The Trojan horse of local government”. Discussant is professor Stig Montin from University of Gothenburg. Mats Fred’s institutional web-page can be found here: http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/mats-fred(4cdaec42-9351-42c8-93e5-471e0ed21ac3).html

Time: 16th of February 2018 - 10:15 to 12:00

Location: Malmö University, Room: Niagara NI:COE11 (Nordenskiöldsgatan. 1)

For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/thesis-defence-mats-fred

 

Seminar: Academic (Un)freedom in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

Abdulhadi Khalaf, senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Lund University.

Lunch Seminar at the Department of Sociology, Lund University. Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch! The seminar is scheduled from 12.00 to 13.00, with the possibility to stay longer if you want to continue the discussion.

Time: 20th of February 2018 - 12:15 to 13:00

Location: Konferensrum 1, våning 3 (G:335), Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund

Contact: carola [dot] aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/770

 

Lecture: Can the inclusion of women enhance democracy in the MENA region?

Drude Dahlerup, Stockholm University

Public lecture with Professor Emerita Drude Dahlerup, Stockholm University, organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Time: 21st of February 2018 - 17:00

Location: Eden 129, Paradisgatan 5

Contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/can-the-inclusion-of-women-enhance-democracy-in-the-mena-region

 

Lecture: The Egyptian Uprising and the Gender Politics of Regime Change

Mervat Hatem, Howard University

Public lecture with professor Mervat Hatem, Howard University organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Mervat Hatem made a visit to Lund in 2013 during which she was interviewed by CMES. Read the interview here: https://www.facebook.com/CMESLund/photos/a.152148788156343.22523.118376244866931/577794242258460/?type=3&theater

Time: 22nd of February 2018 - 18:00

Location: Eden 129, Paradisgatan 5

Contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/the-egyptian-uprising-and-the-gender-politics-of-regime-change

 

Seminar: Celebrity in World Politics - Ethical Obligation and Gendering Practices

Annika Bergman Rosamond is Associate Professor in Political Science, Lund University (LU); Director of the Masters in Global Studies at the faculty of Social Sciences

Inaugural Docent Lecture by Annika Bergman Rosamond, Department  of Political Science at Lund Univeristy: "Celebrity in World Politics -  Ethical Obligation and Gendering Practices"

Time: 28th of February 2018 - 13:15 to 14:30

Location: Large conference room, Eden

Contact: karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/inaugural-docent-lecture-by-annika-bergman-rosamond-celebrity-in-world-politics-ethical-obligation-and-gendering-practices

 

Other News and Events
 

Panel Discussion: “Transforming Water from a Strategy of War to an Asset for Peace”

Panel discussion on Water in Peacebuilding Activities. The Law Faculty in collaboration with the Geneva Water Hub and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcome you to an open panel discussion on Water in Post-Conflict Situations and the Role of the Security Council to reflect on the way forward to overcome the main obstacles when dealing with water issues in the aftermath of armed conflict and to examine the potential of water in and in peacebuilding processes.  The panelists are: Catarina de Albuquerque, Sanitation and Water for All; Daniëlla Dam-de Jong, Leiden Univesrity; David Michel, Stockholm International Water Institute; François Münger, Genera Water Hub; Lisa Svensson, UN Environment; Mark Zeitoun, University of East Anglia. The aim of the panel discussion is to share the results of a 2 day Expert’s Workshop held in Lund 15-16 February to a broader audiences and involve interested researchers and students in the academic community.  Pre-registration to sara [dot] svedberg [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se is needed. Light refreshments will be served.

Time:  16th of February 2018 - 11:00 to12:30

Location: Universitetshuset – Main University Building, room 206

Contact: sara [dot] svedberg [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/transforming-water-from-a-strategy-of-war-to-an-asset-for-peace

 

Lecture: Migrants don’t fall from the sky

Jesse Ribot, Professor of Geography and of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

It was 60,000 years ago when humans first started crossing seas to venture out of Africa to explore; and seek greener pastures thereby occupying every inch of the earth. It is argued that this migration was caused by the earth’s climatic shifts resulting from the Ice Age and from the looks of things today, people amicably settled were they wanted. Fast forward to the 21st Century migration is still occurring and unlike the old school migration, the modern one is sandwiched with many variables accompanied with a side plate of different push factors. Factors and variables that will be explored and discussed indepthly at AAFRA’s public lecturer.

Time: 19th of February  2018 - 17:00 to19:00

Location: Ostrom lecture hall, third floor in LUCSUS

For more information clik: https://www.facebook.com/aafra.lund/photos/a.783604204989215.1073741829.756868444329458/2047310881951868/?type=3&theater

 

Seminar: Is India rising? Reflections on Indian foreign policy and its limitations

Henrik Chetan Aspengren, research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs; and Associated researcher, Lund University, Swedish South Asian Studies Network, SASNET.

In this lecture Henrik Chetan Aspengren will give a broad historic overview of India’s foreign policy, paying attention to its domestic and ideological roots. He then turns to a discussion on the possibilities of and limitations to New Delhi’s present attempts to promote India as an emerging global power. India’s policy approach towards three main geopolitical arenas will be discussed: South Asia, The Indo-Pacific, and the EU.

Time: 21st of February 2018 -15:15 to16:30

Location: Finngatan 16 (Center for Middle Eastern Studies, first floor)

Contact: andreas [dot] johansson [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/is-india-rising-reflections-on-indian-foreign-policy-and-its-limitations

 

Documentary Screening and conversation in Copenhagen: “The Road”

China invests staggering amounts of money in infrastructure these years, and new trade and supply routes are booming both in China and around the world - especially after the launch of the immense Silk Road Project in 2013. But how are you able to build at such a hoaxing speed and what are they local consequences in the areas where new roads cut through the landscape?  This event is part of the series Docs & Talks organized by DIIS and Cinemateket. This documentary is the premiere of director Zanbo Zhang's, which gives a critical insight into the creation of the Xu-Huai Highway in the Hunan Province. We follow the road construction from several perspectives: the construction company, the workers and locals - and get caught up in a morass of corruption, gangsters and powerless citizens who are losing their homes and livelihoods.

Senior researchers Yang Jiang and Luke Patey from DIIS and Jun Liu, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, will discuss the economic, developmental and social opportunities and challenges that arise in the wake of China's infrastructure projects, both locally and in the rest of the world. The debate is in English. After the film Docs & Talks hosts the festival’s opening reception in Asta Bar. The regular ticket price is 95.00 DKK. In addition is a fee of 5.00 DKK.

Time: 20th of February 2018 – 17.30 to 20.30

Location: Cinemateket, ASTA, Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K

For more information click: https://www.diis.dk/en/event/china-the-road-w-debate

 

Cinema: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

The Student Chaplains invite you to watch the Golden Globe awarded movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. It is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police.

Welcome to pick up your free ticket at Kino (Kyrkogatan 3), Studentinfo in the AF building or at International Desk.

Time: 20th of February 2018 - 18:30.

Location: Kino (Kyrkogatan 3)

Contact: studentreception [at] lu [dot] se Tel: +46 (0)46 222 0100

For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/internationaldesk/

 

Seminar in Malmö: Housing and Displacement under Neoliberalism

This event is part of the Urban Seminar Series. During the event the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, from San Francisco – USA will be discussed. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization, data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents upon gentrifying landscapes. Through digital maps, oral history work, film, murals, and community events, the project renders connections between the nodes and effects of new entanglements of global capital, real estate, high tech, and political economy. It studies the displacement of people but also of complex social worlds as certain spaces become desirable to such entanglements. Maintaining antiracist and feminist analyses as well as decolonial methodology, the project creates tools and disseminates data that contributes to collective resistance and movement building. More information of this initiative can found here: https://www.antievictionmap.com

Time: 23rd of February 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00

Location: Niagara Hörsal (Auditorium) B2, Ground floor. Malmö Universitet.

For more information: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Urban-Seminar-Series-Housing-and-Displacement-under-Neoliberalism/

 

Seminar: Europeanization under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business and the Hoped-fro Transition to Democracy

Chirstos Tsakas, European University Institute Florence.

Time: 28th of February 2018 – 14.15 to 16:00

Location: Ideon Alfa1:3004. Scheelevägen 15B. 223 63 Lund

For more information click: https://www.ekh.lu.se/en/calendar/europeanization-under-authoritarian-rule-greek-business-and-the-hoped-fro-transition-to-democracy