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Newsflash No. 45 - March 2, 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

Practitioner Seminars 2018: Martin Ängeby, SILC

Analysis Software: NVivo

New Elective Course Autumn Term 2018

Student Portal and Ladok Closed March 21st to April 9th
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Labour Market Day: SAMarbete 2018 - A day for all social scientist students at Lund University, 7th of March

Conference: The Swedish Sociological Association / Sociologidagarna 2018. Sociology in a Polarized world, 8th and 9th of March

Seminar: Lunch seminar on research applications, 12th of March

Seminar: Higher research seminar with Cecilia Cannon: Tracing the effects of International Organisation financing reforms, 14th of March

Lecture: Revisiting the Geopolitics of the Middle East, 15th of March 2018 

 

Other News and Events

Internship Opportunity: ViEWS – a political Violence Early-Warning System

Seminar: LUCSUS Seminar – Redevelopment of LUMES – Karin Steen, 8th of March

Assembly: 8th of March Feminist Assembly, 8th of March

Film screening: India’s Daughter, 8th of March

Seminar in Malmö: Why here? Stateless Refugees’ from Syria Influences in Choosing Germany or Sweden as Countries to Seek Asylum, 8th of March

Seminar: Talk: Sustainability – The way forward for the Global Goals, 9th of March

Seminar: 1688 and all that: property rights, the Glorious Revolution and the rise of British capitalism, 9th of March

 


Graduate School News

Practitioner Seminars 2018: Martin Ängeby, SILC

Martin Ängeby is the Secretary-General of SILC – Swedish International Liberal Center. SILC supports election observation, political parties and human rights organizations in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America. Martin Ängeby is also Chairman of the International Elections Studies Centre (www.iesc.lt).

Martin will talk about why politics matter, why political parties are important and why elections should be squarely on the development agenda, with examples from Belarus, Tunisia, Venezuela and other countries. With 20 years of experience in democracy promotion, including 8 years at International IDEA (www.idea.int) and 9 years at SILC (www.silc.se), Martin Ängeby can explain how the field works and how to get involved in it. 

Date: March 12th - 13:15 to 15:00
Location: Room R236, Gamla kirurgen 2nd floor, Sandgatan 3, Lund
For more information click: https://graduateschool.sam.lu.se/about/regular-events/development-practitioner-seminar-series#2018

 

Analysis Software: NVivo

Lund University signed a 3-year license with the analysis software NVivo. The license is valid during 2018-01-14 – 2021-01-13. All University staff and students have access to NVivo free of charge. The license is funded by the University central administration and distributed by LDC.

All installations need to be registered:

• For University staff: please contact servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se to install the software.

• For University students: more information on how to install NVivo can be found by logging on to the Student Portal.

 

New Elective Course Autumn Term 2018

Graduate School are happy to present a new addition to our autumn term electives: SIMS22 Integration: International Relations and the making of a Global World. The course is coordinated by Political Science Post doc Amanda Cheney and runs from September 3 through November 4 (15 credits). This course will be available for applications on www.antagning.se between March 15 to April 16. More information about the course, including syllabus and schedule, can be found here.

 

Student Portal and Ladok Closed March 21st to April 9th

As of 21 March at 17:00, and until 9 April, the study administration system, Ladok, will be closed to both students and staff at Lund University, due to the upgrade to the new version of Ladok. During this period, you will not be able to enter or retrieve any information from Ladok. In practice, it means that you will not be able to: 

  • view your results
  • request or print out a Ladok certificate
  • have any results reported in Ladok
  • register for exams in the student portal (www.student.lu.se)
  • register yourself, or be registered by someone else, for a course
  • Apply for a degree certificate(web application closed 14 March-17 April)

Remember that the issuing of certain certificates or requests for degree certificates, for example, may take some time to process. Therefore, if you need something done before 21 March, be sure to make such requests in good time. Lund University is currently preparing for the temporary shutdown of Ladok. Our goal is to make sure that it will affect students as little as possible. We will return with more information as we proceed. 

For more information click: www.lunduniversity.lu.se/new-ladok 

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Labour Market Day: SAMarbete 2018 - A day for all social scientist students at Lund University, 7th of March

Soon it is time for SAMarbete 2018! The 7th of March, Eden will have been transformed into a meeting place for students and representatives from organisations. Take the chance to meet potential employees and get inspired for your future work life! During the day, you will have the opportunity to get help to write your CV, get styled by a stylist and take your CV-photo. You can also meet a career coach and listen to two interesting panel discussions on the role of the social scientist on the labour market today and in the future.

Time: 7th of March - 10.00 to 15.00
Location: Eden, Paradisgatan 5H, 223 50 Lund
Contact: info [at] samvetet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/142981433009386/ 

 

Conference: The Swedish Sociological Association / Sociologidagarna 2018. Sociology in a Polarized world

Sociologidagarna, the Swedish Sociological Association Conference, is organized every second year and gathers sociologists from all over – and increasingly outside of – Sweden. Sociologidagarna 2018 is hosted by the Department of Sociology at Lund University, and the SSF (Sveriges Sociologförbund). All semi-plenaries are open to the public.

Thursday, 8 March: Semi-Plenary Sessions (11:15-12:15) – (1) Reproductive rights in times of contention - abortion politics in the EU and beyond (International Women's Day Semi-Plenary). Organizers: Lisa Eklund and Rebecca Selberg of Lund University; (2) Interrogating the European Solidarity Crisis: Migration, Repression and Resistance. Organizer: Maja Sager of Lund University; (3) In today’s European societies, do Social Movements increase polarization? And is it bad if they do? Organizer: Chares Demetriou of Lund University (4) Nordic Economic Elites Organizer: Mikael Holmqvist of Stockholm Business School

Friday, 9 march: Semi-Plenary Sessions (11:15-12:15) – (1) Is Gender Controversial (Once Again)? Organizer: Åsa Lundqvist of Lund University (2) Understanding the Political Landscape: Political Sociology and the Swedish Election 2018. Organizers: Gabriella Elgenius University of Gothenburg, Kerstin Jacobsson University of Gothenburg & Magnus Wennerhag Södertörn University (3) Sociologi på gymnasiet: Utmaningar och möjligheter. Organisatör: Sveriges Sociologförbund

Time:  8th of March 2018, 11:15 to 9th of March 2018, 12:15
Location: Social Science Faculty, Lund University, Lund (visit Sociologidagarna or Programme for the exact location of the the Semi-Plenary Sessions)
Contact: christopher [dot] swader [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/conference-of-the-swedish-sociological-association-sociologidagarna-2018


Seminar: Lunch seminar on research applications

The Research Committee of the Department of Political Science invites you to discuss general questions on how to prepare research applications. Those distributing a text in advance will receive specific feedback. It is also possible to just turn up and make a short (max 3 minutes) oral presentation and ask for advice.

Time: 12th of March 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: Large conference room, Eden
Contact: anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/lunch-seminar-on-research-applications


Seminar: Higher research seminar with Cecilia Cannon: Tracing the effects of International Organisation financing reforms

Many International Organisations are dealing with a financing drought. As member-states continue to slash their obligatory and voluntary financial contributions, financing diversification appears to be the only way forward. Yet there is no one set way to diversify, and little analysis exists to guide IOs and states as they weigh various financing options. IOs can secure voluntary contributions from private sources through various funding models, and they can also generate revenue by charging fees for services and goods provided. This paper maps the financing reforms implemented by the World Health Organisation (that relies increasingly on voluntary contributions from private sources) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (that now relies almost entirely on revenue generated from fees charged for goods and services provided). We trace the short- and long-term effects of these financing reforms.

Time: 14th of March 2018 - 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Large conference room, Eden
Contact: anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/higher-research-seminar-with-cecilia-cannon-tracing-the-effects-of-international-organisation-financing-reforms


Lecture: Revisiting the Geopolitics of the Middle East

Public lecture with Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University.

Moderator: Rola El-Husseini

Organized by Center for Middle Eastern Studies and RWI

Time: 15th of March 2018 - 18:00
Location: Eden 129, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/revisiting-the-geopolitics-of-the-middle-east

 

Other News and Events

Internship Opportunity: ViEWS – a political Violence Early-Warning System

ViEWS is developing a data-based statistical forecasting system for the types of armed conflict recorded by the UCDP, with funding from the European Research Council. A detailed description of the project can be found at the link below. ViEWS is currently limited to the study of Africa.

The objective of the internship is to provide a learning opportunity for interested and talented students and to provide research support to this project. The intern will work with Håvard Hegre as PI and other participants with the ViEWS project.

Application deadline: 5th of March - 16.00
Contact: havard [dot] hegre [at] pcr [dot] uu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/views/.


Seminar: LUCSUS Seminar – Redevelopment of LUMES – Karin Steen

Karin Steen, visiting lecturer Department of Political Science and Department of Human Geography.

This seminar is organized by Lund University Center for Sustainability studies, and it is part of a seminar series with researchers from or connected to the center presenting their ongoing work. Karin Steen Works at the Sustainability science at LUCSUS. In both her research and teaching are focus on development, gender, sustainability, social change, and also qualitative methodology to study these issues. Her main research interest is in gender aspects of processes of social and institutional change, mostly in relation to issues of land and labour. Past research has focused on the social aspects of land where she study the importance of land in how gender is enacted in everyday strategies and constructed in terms of identities and how that in turn affects men’s and women’s room of maneuver in food production. Her regional focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Karin Steen’s institutional web page can be found here: http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/karin-steen(68193fc1-209…

Time: 8th of March 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Wrangel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact:maja [dot] essebo [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se" target="_blank"> maja [dot] essebo [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/node/335


Assembly: 8th of March Feminist Assembly

Gender Troublemakers (GT) would like to invite you to our yearly event on the 8th of March. GT is joining the international global action #2018M. This is a coalition of movements, networks, collectives, people and organizations aiming at strengthening the actions of the feminist struggle in the world. Starting in Latin America and now trying to reach other parts of the world, feminists are organizing assemblies to discuss particular problematics and to envision politics of transformation. GT will hold our an assembly in Lund where we will discuss about transnational feminisms and share experiences of feminist activism in different geographical locations. After the assembly we hope the participants will join us for a demonstration in the streets of Lund. We will supply the materials for the signs!!

On this day, we would also like to commemorate the tragic event that occurred in Guatemala on the 8th March of 2017 when 41 girls were killed by a fire in the youth shelter they lived. Other 15 were injured. This was not an accident but an act of neglect by the authorities who failed to protect the girls. We will put plants with the names of the girls all over Lund and we will fly kites, to remember them and to make a call for justice. We will provide Fika for the assembly and the materials for the demonstration.

Time: 8th of March 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, House M, floor 2
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/374503823013037/


Film screening: India’s Daughter

India's Daughter narrates the story of an ordinary girl with an extremely cruel life experience which broke the silence around rape culture in Indian society. This is the story of Nirbhaya (also known as Jyoti Singh), a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi who in 2012 was brutally murdered by six men on a bus on her way home. The murder was documented by Leslee Udwin as a part of BBC's Storyville series and was broadcasted on International Women’s Day in 2015. Initially, for reasons related to ethical and moral concerns, authorities did not allow the film to be screened. However, amidst all the controversies around the film, India's Daughter is still shouting out to the world, seeking justice for her ordeals, or perhaps just waiting for a safer world. It's been six years since the gruesome event in Delhi. In the current climate, where the #Metoo movement has opened up a space for women's voices about harassment, assault and violence, this documentary invites us to look back and ask critical questions about transnational feminism, the ethics of viewership, gender and power dynamics, and constructions of masculinity. SASA will be screening India’s Daughter on International Women's Day in an effort to re-explore and re-evaluate the context of gender-based sexual violence in India. Amrita Ghosh, postdoctoral researcher at Linnaeus University, and Maria Tonini, researcher and teacher at Lund University, will give talks on the significance of the film.

Time: 8th of March 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00
Location: Stora Algatan 4 International Desk, Lund
Contact: andreas [dot] johansson [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/film-screening-of-indias-daughter


Seminar in Malmö: Why here? Stateless Refugees’ from Syria Influences in Choosing Germany or Sweden as Countries to Seek Asylum

Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University.

This paper presents the findings of research on the factors that influenced stateless refugees from Syria choosing Germany or Sweden as the country within which they sought asylum. Thirty-three in-depth interviews were carried out during 2017 in the two countries. These focused on why they chose the country, the reasoning behind this and when the decision was made. The findings show that there was a very high degree of destination specificity towards Sweden for nearly all the participants. This was based on the desire to reach the country due to its very accessible citizenship, thus allowing them to resolve their statelessness. The research details how many of the refugees had conducted comparative research, or drew on information from social networks, to establish in which European country they could most easily and quickly acquire citizenship. The research finds that in order to better understand the migration of stateless refugees, their desire to resolve their statelessness should be considered.

Time: 8th of March 2018 - 14:15 to 16:00
Location: MIM Room C0929/Library, 9th floor, Niagara. Malmö University.
For more information click: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Why-here-Stateless-Refugees-from-Syria-Influences-in-Choosing-Germany-or-Sweden-as-Countries-to-Seek-Asylum/


Seminar: Talk: Sustainability – The way forward for the Global Goals

Seventeen goals, twelve years to go. How can academia make a difference? Lund University Sustainability Forum in collaboration with different hosts around the university will invite researchers and students to Talk: Sustainability – a seminar series addressing future challenges. Breakfast fika will be served from 8.30.

Time: 9th of March 2018 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: LUCSUS, Wrangel, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact:nina [dot] nordh [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se" target="_blank"> nina [dot] nordh [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/event/talk-sustainability-the-way-forward-for-the-global-goals


Seminar: 1688 and all that: property rights, the Glorious Revolution and the rise of British capitalism

Geoffrey Hodgson, Research Professor in Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Hodgson is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Institutional Economics, published by Cambridge University Press.

Time: 9th of March 2018 - 10:15 to 12:00
Location: Ideon Alfa1:3004. Scheelevägen 15B. 223 63 Lund
For more information click: https://www.ekh.lu.se/en/calendar/1688-and-all-that-property-rights-the-glorious-revolution-and-the-rise-of-british-capitalism