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Newsflash No. 48 - April 11, 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

Seminar: Academic Writing

Last day to apply for courses for the autumn term

Practitioner Seminar: Mats Fred, 23rd April
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Panel Discussion: Panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context, 23rd of April

Symposium: Abortion in Contentious Europe: A symposium on reproductive rights in times of European (dis)integration, 25th of April

Seminar: What about the environment? Environmental issues in the Swedish election campaign, 25th of April

Crip & Queer Seminar, 25th April

 

Other News and Events

Africa Day: Lund University Africa Day, 16th of April

Sustainability Week: Sustainability Week in Lund 2018, 23rd to 28th of April

Seminar: Colombia's transition to a post-conflict era, challenges and opportunities for a more sustainable peace, 25th of April

Panel Discussion: Life after graduation, 18th of April

Internship Opportunity: IM, deadline 22nd of April

 


Graduate School News

Seminar: Academic Writing, 3rd and 4th of May

Graduate School is pleased to announce that we will be offering a seminar package in academic writing in English to Graduate School students currently writing their theses this spring 2018. We have invited Lund University's Department of English to help us tailor-make and conduct these seminars May 3 and 4.

While the focus of many academic language seminars tends to be more theoretical, Graduate School and the Department of English aim to take a more hands-on approach by giving students the opportunity to work directly with the language of their own thesis texts. Students will submit their working drafts on the Thesis Portal on Live@Lund roughly two weeks prior to the seminars. Our partners at English will the assess the language patterns and problems in students' submissions and then present a summary of their analysis in two seminars, the first of which will focus on language discourse and the second on grammar. In addition to this, each student will receive feedback on their individual submissions. We hope to help you identify and address some of the key issues in your writing and to help you further polish your thesis.

These seminars are given as a package over the course of two days:

Language Discourse, Thursday May 3rd

Group 1: 10:15-12:00, R:236
Group 2: 13:15-15:00, M:124

English Grammar, Friday May 4th

Group 1: 10:15-12:00, R:236
Group 2: 13:15-15:00, M:124

Once you submit your thesis on L@L you will be assigned a seminar group for each day. Sign-ups are open from April 10-20: https://tinyurl.com/GSlanguageseminar

Time: 3rd and 4th of May
Location: Hus R and Hus M
Contact: Katherine [dot] Anderson_Ahlstedt [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 


Last day to apply for courses for the autumn term

Monday Aporil 16 is the last day to apply for courses for this coming autumn term. Apply on www.antagning.se - don't forget to sign in as current Lund University student! If you need any advice on your application, please contact academic advisor Katherine Anderson Ahlstedt. Contact information can be found here. 

 

Practitioner Seminar: Mats Fred, 23rd April

Mats Fred recently finished his PhD dissertation: Projectification - The Trojan Horse of Local Government. 

"My research aims to expand our understanding of, what is sometimes referred to as, the projectification of public administration – the proliferation of projects activities and the processes of “projectifying” ordinary activities in public organizations. Despite quite heavy critique, projects as an organizational solution seem to be growing in numbers in public organizations, and ordinary, routine, day-to-day activities are framed or presented as projects.

What are the driving forces behind this development and how does it effects public organizations? My work is inspired by critical management scholars and researchers engaged in political and organizational ethnography."

Date: April 23rd - 13:15 to 15:00
Location: TBA
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences


Panel Discussion: Panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context, 23rd of April

Moderator, Ted Svensson (Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University)

With its strategic location Afghanistan has been a focus of global politics for many centuries. Despite its fragile nation-state and conflicting ethnic parties, Afghanistan has managed not to formally cede its sovereignty to a colonial power or break up along ethnic lines. How can we explain this historical development? How does the Afghan state function? What role do international organizations and NGOs play in Afghan state-building? What role do the Taliban play? What role does migration play? What role do global Islamist networks play? Can we speak of Afghanistan as a “failed state”? What can the case of Afghanistan teach us about contemporary global politics? Join us for a panel discussion on Afghan state building and the global significance of Afghanistan featuring both scholars and experienced practitioners who have worked in Afghanistan for NGOs and international organizations.

Time: 23rd of April 2018, 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Eden auditorium, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: admir [dot] skodo [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/panel-discussion-on-state-building-in-afghanistan-in-a-global-context


Symposium: Abortion in Contentious Europe: A symposium on reproductive rights in times of European (dis)integration, 25th of April

Speakers include, Dr. Agnieszka Graff and Professor Diana Mulinari.

In Sweden and across Europe, the debates, tensions and mobilisations around reproductive rights in general and abortion in particular have intensified during the last decade. Ranging from attempts to change legislation through various forms of disputes in courts at national and EU level, to local, national and international protests and strikes, these struggles seem to encapsulate some of the key aspects of what might be referred to as the gender politics of an increasingly contentious European project.

The conflicts surrounding reproductive rights and abortion are global, inciting intense struggles in countries such as Argentina and El Salvador.

We welcome all to a full-day symposium on this issue! Researchers from Lund University will present their ongoing work on abortion rights.

Time: 25th of April 2018, 09:00 - 16:00
Location: Department of Gender Studies, Building M 
Contact: rebecca [dot] selberg [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/431043090669562/

 

Seminar: What about the environment? Environmental issues in the Swedish election campaign, 25th of April

Young voters are very concerned about the environment, but among the general public it scores low. What does this mean for the election, and how can environmental issues make the agenda? Come and raise your questions!

The seminar is open, no registration is required.

Time: 25th of April 2018, 17.30 - 19.00
Location: Eden auditorium, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: asa [dot] knaggard [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/what-about-the-environment-environmental-issues-in-the-swedish-election-campaign


Crip & Queer Seminar, 25th April

Jameson Garland, Uppsala University.

Mapping the Transition to “Informed Consent” Models for Medical Interventions on Persons with Intersex Conditions (or other Differences in Sex Development).

Time: 25th of April 2018, 13.00-15.00
Location: M226, Department of Gender Studies
Contact: mikael [dot] karlsson [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.genus.lu.se/event/mapping-the-transition-to-informed-consent-models-for-medical-interventions-on-persons-with-intersex-conditions-or-other-differences-in-sex-development


Other News and Events
 

Employment seminar: Looking for work in the EU – What an Euresadviser can help you with, 12th of April

Meet Miguel Salvador, Euresadviser at the Swedish National Employment Service and get information on what to think about when it comes to finding work in the EU.

EURES (European Employment Services) is a cooperation network formed by the public employment services. Trade unions and employers' organizations also participate as partners. The objective of the EURES network is to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area (EEA) (the 27 members of the European Union, plus Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland). The seminar will focus on information for European citizens but there will be some information which can be helpful for non-European citizens as well.

Time: 12th of April 2018, 13:15 - 15:00
Location: Eden auditorium, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: career [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/2491


Africa Day: Lund University Africa Day, 16th of April

The LU Africa Day is a result of the Lund University Strategy for collaboration with Africa. The need for a university-wide platform was identified and this year, LU arranges the third Africa Day. The purpose is to promote collaboration with and interest for Africa.

Time: 16th of April 2018, 08:30 - 14:00
Location: Eden auditorium, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: par [dot] svensson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/lund-university-africa-day-16-april


Sustainability Week: Sustainability Week in Lund 2018, 23rd to 28th of April

Sustainability Week is a recurring event in Lund where universities, municipalities, associations and other interested parties organize a week full of activities on sustainable development.

A few topics that will be lifted during the week are: Sustainable consumption. How does it affect what we buy human rights and the environment in different places in the world? Biodiversity. The insects make it harder to cope with a world of climate change, urbanization and high-intensity farming, how does it affect our food supply? Environmental situation in Lund, what is getting better and what gets worse?

Time: 23rd of April 2018, 09:00
Location: Various venues in Lund
Contact: jenny [dot] hansson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.hallbarhet.lu.se/hallbarhetsvecka-2018

Seminar: Colombia's transition to a post-conflict era, challenges and opportunities for a more sustainable peace, 25th of April

Keynote Speaker - Miguel Londoño Gómez, Consultant in Environment and Sustainability at the High Commission for Post-conflict, Security and Human Rights in Bogotá, Colombia,  Senior Official for Post-Conflict and Green Growth at the Global Green Growth Institute ( http://gggi.org/) .

Time: 25th of April 2018, 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies, Josephson Building, Room Ostrom (3rd floor)
Contact: torsten [dot] krause [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/colombias-transition-to-a-post-conflict-era-challenges-and-opportunities-for-a-more-sustainable-peace


Panel Discussion: Life after graduation, 18th of April

How do you find a job in Sweden after graduation as an international student? Is learning Swedish vital for finding a job? Are there any support/resources available for international students that they might not be aware of?
iProject is a part of the Social Sciences Student Union and an initiative to connect international Social Sciences students with the Swedish labour market. We have invited international alumni that are now living and working in Sweden. They will share their best tips and experiences finding a job and you will be able to ask questions. The panel will be moderated by Alexandra Nicklasson who is working at the Business Department at Lunds kommun. The people who are participating in the panel will be presented continuously in the event so keep your eyes open!

Sign up here to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/28GCB5vDdodoQt0m1 .Last day to sign up is the 16th of April.

Time: 18th of April, 17.00
Location: Eden auditorium, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: iproject [at] samvetet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/195329001067304/


Internship Opportunity: IM, deadline 22nd of April

IM's headquarters in Lund and regional office in Malmö are offering three internships. One of the internships is open to English speakers and therefore does not require Swedish. Perfect opportunity for students to gain practical experience of human rights, development cooperation, integration and civil society issues.

Deadline: 22nd of April 2018
Contact: Sophia [dot] Djane [at] manniskohjalp [dot] se
For more information click: https://manniskohjalp.se/nyheter/2018/04/praktikplatser-hosten-2018-internships-autumn-2018