Newsflash No. 47 - March 28, 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
News from the Faculty of Social Sciences
Other News and Events
Graduate School News
We have previously informed about the closing down of Ladok and the Student Portal. The system will be open again on April 9th. This means any grade reporting will happen only after this date and will therefore be delayed for the profile courses SIMP19, SIMP26 and SIMP36. We apologies for the inconvenience.
Graduate School wishes all students and colleagues happy holidays. The following days are public holidays in Sweden mening that most of the university buildings will be locked:
- Friday, March 30
- Monday, April 2
Hanna Persson, Gender and Diversity Advisor at the Swedish Red Cross
Hanna Persson is an specialist in humanitarian assistance with thematic concentration in gender, gender based violence (GBV), child protection and education in emergencies; geographical concentration in central Africa and Asia, with fieldwork in Mongolia and the Philippines. Hanna Persson spends 50 % of her time in areas of conflict and disaster, with the mission to ensure the Red Cross humanitarian operations always sees the needs of women and men, girls and boys, according to their respective situations. She previously worked with gender issues in the Directorate-General of the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), and with the UNDP in Mongolia. Hanna Persson will share her experiences of working with gender issues in the field of development and internationally. This event is part of the Practitioner Seminar Series, hosted by Graduate School during the spring semester. Development practitioners are invited to share their expertise and experiences from specific organisations and fields.
Please sign up for this event: https://goo.gl/forms/nQOgHji9o4WflYV83
Date: 9th of April - 13:15 to 15:00
Location: Room R236 in Gamla kirurgen building.
For more information click: https://graduateschool.sam.lu.se/about/regular-events/development-practitioner-seminar-series#2018
Lund University welcomes over 3,500 international students every year. The International Mentor Programme aims to facilitate the students' adaptation to their new environment. As an international mentor you play an important role in helping international student settle into Lund’s student life and Swedish everyday life. Being a mentor gives you the chance to meet students from all over the world and get to know new friends. Being an international mentor is really fun but is also seen as a qualification when you apply for exchange studies with Lund University.
For more information click: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students/become-an-international-mentor
News from the Faculty of Social Sciences
All, students, staff and the general public, are welcome to attend the conference. Advanced level students from Lund University (final year bachelor’s or master’s level) are welcome to send their applications to be presenters in this Conference. If you would like to present, you need to prepare and submit an abstract of your presentation and your presentation topic must connect to one of the following themes: (i) Conflict and cooperation within and between countries and/or communities; (ii) The politics of culture and identity: changing norms, symbols and institutions, (iii) The challenge of porous borders in the face of imagined boundaries, (iv) Changing security landscapes and the future of political stability and human security, (v) Information technologies, science and power. Abstracts should be max. 300 words and should be submitted no later than April 1, 2018.
Abstracts Due: 1st of April 2018
Time: Conference Date 18th of April - 8:30 - 16:00
Location: “Paradis area”, M-house, Room M:128 and M:138
Contact: studentconference2018 [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.cmes.lu.se/events/graduate-student-conference-2018/
This event is part of the series of Lunch Seminar, Tuesdays 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 event is scheduled from 12.00 to 13.00, with the possibility to stay longer if you want to continue the discussion.
Time: 3rd of April 2018 - 12:00 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/773
Sarah Anne Rennick, Deputy Director for Management at the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris, France
Anne Rennick’s research focuses on Arab social movements, and in particular youth movements, exploring how new forms of engagement and political participation reflect a re-thinking of the "political" as well as the endogenous reasons for the setbacks of these movements in the post-2011 period.
Time: 5th of April, 16:00 to 17:30
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/the-rise-and-fall-of-social-mobilization-and-political-organization-in-post-revolution-egyp
Sara Murray, LUMID alumna, program Manager at Mercy Corps
Sara Murray has worked at Mercy Corps, a large INGO, since graduating from LUMID. She'll provide a short lecture on her career path since her master's degree, including an overview of her work between the development and humanitarian spheres around digital cash transfers. She'll also introduce Mercy Corps' internship program and answer questions.
Time: Friday April 6th,13-14:30
Location: Världen (room 111), Geocentrum, Sölvegatan
Contact: smurray [at] mercycorps [dot] org
Engin Onder, Co-Founder at 140journos.
A Middle Eastern news agenda with a high smartphone penetration and internet access makes Turkey a laboratory for journalism. Despite having the biggest number of jailed journalists in the world and made a name for oppressing freedom of speech, the country has also been a stage for different journalistic endeavours in the last years. Thanks to the power of social media, the simple idea behind a few young people’s passion for information about what’s really going on around and anger towards self-censoring mainstream media turned into an effective alternative media outlet with hundreds of thousands of followers. Shown as the project that transformed journalism in Turkey by TIME Magazine in 2015, 140journos is studied as an organized practice of citizen journalism by the world's notorious journalism academies. Getting through many tough elections, protests, terror attacks that killed hundreds of innocent civilians, a brutal attempt of coup d’etat followed by the declaration of a state of emergency, Turkey’s citizen journalism as we know has come to an end as political activity on the street level has been limited. As the closest observer of the sad story of the rise and fall of citizen journalism in Turkey, 140journos will share the methodological and analytical learnings from Turkey’s test with citizen journalism.
Time: 11th of April, 17:00
Location: CMES, Finngatan 16
Contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/the-sad-story-of-the-rise-and-fall-of-citizen-journalism-in-turkey
Benjamin D. Hopkins is an Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC.
This event is part of the series of Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making.
Time: 11th of April 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: ED236, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org
For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/node/1369
Other News and Events
Boaventura de Souza Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Intercultural Studies Research Group (IKH) and the Global Humanities Programme at Roskilde University are delighted to invite you to this public lecture by sociologist, legal scholar and co-founder of the World Social Forum Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Boaventura de Souza Santos is director of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, human rights, social movements and the World Social Forum. His latest book “Epistemologies of the South. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Time: 3rd of April 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Biograf 41.1 (152) – Roskilde University.
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/242084089693147/
This week Café Tove we will focus on Transgender Day of Visibility by discussing the possibilities and problems of the trans health care and transition process in Sweden with a lecture by trans activist and long time P6 member Benjamin Clareus.
Café Tove is a conversation and discussion based café for LGBTQ and LGBTQ interested people. We offer fika and the opportunity to discuss different LGBTQ-relevant topics and themes.
Time: 4th of April 2018 - 18.00
Location: Lunds studenters Projekt Sex, P6 - sandgatan 2 Lund, Sweden
Contact: p6 [at] projekt6 [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801552220149600/
Lund University arranges the third Africa Day on April 16. At the Africa Day, you will have to opportunity to listen to one of Sweden’s most distinguished Africanists – Prof Göran Hydén who will talk about “Beyond Foreign Aid in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”.You will also be able to listen to the experiences from Ms Marika Griehsel, previous Africa reporter at Swedish Television SVT.
Time: 16th April, 8.30-13.30
Location: Eden lecture hall (Edens hörsal)
Last day for registration: 4th April
Full event programme and a form for signing up can be found here: https://www.universitysurvey.se/LUGS/LIME/index.php/survey/index/sid/948131/newtest/Y/lang/en
Liis Mure, Director, NATO and European Union Department, Republic of Estonia Ministry of Defence; Steen Kjærgaard, Major, Analyst, DIIS; Jens Ringsmose, Director, Institute for Military Operations, Royal Danish Defence College; Mark Webber, Professor, International Politics, University of Birmingham; Flemming Splidsboel Hansen, Senior Researcher, DIIS
At the Warsaw Summit 2016, NATO member states decided to enhance the military presence in the Eastern part of the alliance. Subsequently, troops have been deployed to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Danish troops arrived in Estonia in January 2018, and now form part of a UK-led battle group. The Danish military presence is a result of the implemented enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), which is a deployed defence and deterrence posture designed to deter possible Russian aggression against the eFP host countries. Often referred to as a “tripwire”, the rationale behind the eFP presence is to make the possible costs to Russia unacceptable, if launching an attack on any of the host states. It is largely about signalling commitment. This seminar looks at the eFP from the ground in Estonia, before offering a wider perspective on the future of NATO in the region, its conflict management and deterrence. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.
Time: 3rd of April 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies’ Auditorium. Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen
For more information click: https://www.diis.dk/en/event/natos-enhanced-forward-presence-in-the-baltic-region-0
Matthew Gibney, Professor of Politics and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford
In this talk, I consider the question of the duties of refugees. The perceived failure of refugees to fulfill their duties is often a powerful political weapon used by political leaders to justify curtailing refugee rights through detention and measures that prevent access to asylum. Yet there has hitherto been little explicit reflection on the question of refugee duties. In this talk, I illustrate the importance of conceptualising refugees as duty-holders and I critically examine some of the duties that have been ascribed to refugees in recent political debates. In terms of the former, I provide political and moral reasons why it is important emphasise the duties of refugees. I note, in particular, that seeing refugees as full human agents requires seeing them as possessing obligations as well as rights. In terms of the latter, I focus on three particular duties: “the duty to fight”, “the duty to leave” and “the duty to wait”. I consider these three duties in part because they touch upon matters of great significance for refugees, reveal how refugees' obligations to various communities may conflict, and have contemporary political relevance. The discussion of these duties also serves to highlight the way the language of obligations is often manipulated to deny refugees their legitimate entitlements and to curtail duties of states to offer asylum. While the focus of this talk is primarily on the weaknesses of current statements of refugees duties, I finish by noting some of the features of a more convincing account, in part by drawing on the preceding examination.
Time: 5th of April 2018 - 14:15 to 16:00
Location: Niagara, lecture hall B1, Malmö University
For more information click: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/The-Duties-of-Refugees/
David Harnesck, Doctoral student at LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
Since the 2000s, the European Union (EU) has promoted biofuels for transport to achieve climate change mitigation, and rural development in the global South. In contrast, critiques have argued that biofuel promotion impedes more meaningful mitigation while also resulting in dispossession of land and loss of labour opportunities in the global South. In this thesis, I study why the EU is promoting liquid biofuels for transport despite critique. I ask the following main questions: Can EU biofuel regulation assure the desired outcomes of significant mitigation of transport emissions and positive social effects in rural areas? If not, what would constitute more viable alternatives for achieving the desired outcomes? Within a sustainability science frame, I draw on critical realism, emancipatory social science, and a mixed methods approach to examine the complex interdependencies of energy and geography across three interconnected analytical domains: ‘geopolitics’, ‘energy markets’ and ‘energy landscapes’. For each domain there is a specific empirical focus and a corresponding theoretical body. The main structure of the thesis starts with a systematic ‘diagnosis and critique’ of EU biofuel regulation, then proceeds to discuss ‘alternatives and transformation’. David Harnesck institutional profile can be checked here: http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/david-harnesk(87529fe2-e…
Time: 6th of April 2018 - 10:15
Location: Ostrom in Josephson buildning, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/event/thesis-defence-david-harnesk
Anna Reading, Professor of Culture and Creative Industries at Kings College, University of London.
Humankind for millennia has given future generations’ access to the past by making records of events and genealogies. In the 21st century we google the past through the internet. Historically, humankind has mediated memories of the mundane and the extraordinary, using mnemonic technologies and practices from rock art to stone circles, from singing songs to telling stories from everyday rituals to dance. Mnemonic technologies have transformed over time from hand written manuscripts to the mass printing of books, from the carefully etched drawing to the mass-produced film. With computer technologies mediated memories are being transformed once again with the capturing and sharing of private and public memories through mobile devices and social network sites. This talk draws on research that shows how mediated memories are now made, stored and shared through the global-digital or ‘globital’ memory. The once personal one-off diary is now the publicly shared blog; the discrete letter is an email chain; the photograph album is a mobile and social gallery on our mobile phone. Atrocities once unrecorded are witnessed through mobile phones and made public through the Internet. Globital memory has become a field of action which enmeshes us within patriarchal capitalism. This ‘globital’ memory field reaches inside our bodies through medical and security imaging and extends to the far reaches of the universe sending back recorded sounds and images of a universe long past. This talk draws on Anna Reading’s research to ask how the gender of memory and memories of gender are transformed in the ‘globital age’?
Time: 10th of April 2018 - 15:15 to 17:00
Location: Pufendorf IAS seminar room, 2nd oor, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund
Contact: Eva [dot] Persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/google-the-past-humans-and-memory-in-the-globital-age