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Newsflash No. 6 - December 3, 2015

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


News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Research seminar: “Rising Sea Levels - nature, politics and planning” / Dec.7th
  • Corruption and the rise of militant extremism. How corrupt and abusive governance threatens global security / Dec.8th
  • Reminder: Ellen Lust, from Gothenburg University: Local Governance / Dec.9th
  • Lucia Day Celebration for the Faculty’s master’s students and staff / Dec.11th
  • Do you want to participate in a fun exercise and help us improve our website? / Dec 8th or 11th
  • Global Gender Matters Network and Workshops / Dec.15th
  • Development Practitioner Seminar (DPS) series Kick-off / Jan.25th
  • House R (Gamla Kirurgen) opening hours during winter break
  • Call for photos to include in upcoming Graduate School newsletter / Dec.10th

External news /events

  • Reminder: Seminar with David Wästerfors: A good upbringing with supporting parents. Some thoughts on analyzing the stories of a young murder / Dec.8th   
  • Good Prison Practice Seminar Coming to Lund / Dec.11th

Call for Papers & Grants & Events

  • Julens växter i Botan – öppen visning utomhus / Dec.2nd    
  • Juloratoriet med Palaestra Vokalensemble / Dec.5th  
  • Grant: Write your Thesis in Cambodia about Human Rights and Labour Standards / Dec.10th
  • Sidas resestipendium
  • Christmas event at Domkyrkan / Dec.11th
  • Nationskörernas luciakonsert / Dec.13th  


News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences


  • Research seminar series, with Professor Tomas Germundsson: Rising Sea Levels - nature, politics and planning

Date: December 7, 2015

Time: 12:00- 13:00

Location: Rio (room 430, 4th floor), Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10

Contact: agnes [dot] andersson_djurfeldt [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (agnes[dot]andersson_djurfeldt[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

For more information, please click here.

  • Reminder: Seminar with David Wästerfors: A good upbringing with supporting parents. Some thoughts on analyzing the stories of a young murder

Date: December 8, 2015

Time: 12:00 to 13:00

Location: Konferensrum 1, Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund

Contact: lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (lisa[dot]eklund[at]soc[dot]lu[dot]se)

For more information, please click here.


  • Reminder Ellen Lust, from Gothenburg university: Local Governance


Ellen Lust, Department of Political Science, Gothenburg University, ‘Local Governance – Measuring Governance Dimensions and the Relationship with Social Institutions’.

Date: December 9, 2015

Time: 13:15- 15:00

Location: Ed367 Stora konferensrummet, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund.

For more information, please click here.


  • Lucia Day Celebration

This year the Faculty of Social Sciences will be celebrating Lucia Day for its master’s students and staff with a special holiday fika. Those who sign up for this event will be offered traditional Lucia snacks like glögg (non-alcoholic mulled wine), lussekatter (saffron buns), and other seasonal treats.


Anyone who likes to sing is welcome to join us in singing a few Lucia songs at the fika. We will meet to practice the songs on Monday, December 7th from 12 – 13 in Eden 236 and again right before the fika on Friday, December 11th at 11:00 in Eden 222A. Even if you haven’t sung at a Lucia before, we encourage you to participate in the choir if you enjoy singing. This is a great opportunity to get to learn more about Swedish culture firsthand!


Date: December 11th, 2015

Time: 12:00-13:00

Location: Eden, room 236.

Sign up for the fika and/or the choir group no later than December 7th at 9:00 via this link and join our facebook event here.


  • Are you interested in participating in a fun exercise and help us improve our website?


We would like to invite a few students to participate in an exercise to improve our website. No preparation is necessary and the exercise will take about 30 minutes. You will receive a small present as compensation for your time. We would like to meet on Dec 8th or Dec. 11th.  

If you would like to participate, please sign up here:


Please note that we would like one person per time-slot, so please only fill in only the time-slot that you would prefer and can.


For questions, please contact Shoshana [dot] iten [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (Shoshana[dot]iten[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se)  


  • Global Gender Matters Network and Workshops


Global Gender Matters organizes workshops which examine the transnational ways in which gender is configured socio-culturally, economically, and politically in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Scholars with a particular interest in global gender matters are invited to get together to meet and explore how sexualized and racialized roles, relationships, powers, and conflicts interact with ideas about gender both in the Global South and the Global North.


Date: December 15th, 2015

Time: 10:00- 15:30

Location: M Building, Room 331 (third floor)


  • Development Practitioner Seminar (DPS) series Kick-off with Secil Coker, International Protection, ICC


Are you starting to think about your career? Would you like to write your thesis on a topic relevant to specific organizations and fields? Do you want to expand your professional network? Are you interested in what kinds of career paths people working in international organizations have had? Or are you just curious about different careers and questions related to life-work balance?


During the spring term Graduate School organizes a seminar series with development practitioners. The series is held every second Monday in one of the Graduate School rooms and will be open to several programmes at the Faculty. This series is not only for students interested in development studies, but includes speakers from a wide range of fields and sectors. The first seminar begins on soon with Secil Coker on her career path from the UNHCR to the ICC in The Hague. These events are included in your schedules, but we would like you to sign up to help us with planning.


For more on the series, including how to sign-up, is posted here.


Secil Coker, International Protection, Title of talk: “From UNHCR to ICC”  


Secil Coker is of Dutch of Turkish origins and received her MA degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She started her career working in the European Parliament, subsequently joined the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is now working at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Her talk with focus on her career path from working at UNHCR to her current position at the ICC.


Date: January 25th, 2016

Time: 15:00-17:00

Location: R240


More on the DPS series can be found here.  


  • Annoucement: House R (Gamla Kirurgen) opening hours during winter break


Gamla Kirurgen will be closed during the winter break. The doors to the building will be closed from 6 pm on Dec. 18th through Jan. 7th. The student reception desk will also be closed during this time. You may however continue to ask general questions to master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (master[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se)


  • Call for photos to include in upcoming Graduate School newsletter

We are putting together our upcoming newsletter, published twice a year, which will come out before the winter break. This issue will focus on methods with contributions from different perspectives. We also try to include photos taken by students in each issue. If you would like to submit a photo reflecting anything about your studies, please send these directly to Shoshana [dot] iten [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (Shoshana[dot]iten[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se) by Dec. 10th.




External News


  •  Seminar: Corruption and the rise of militant extremist

After years of being regarded primarily as a development problem, the issue of corruption is increasingly understood in terms of security.  In different ways, most current conflicts can be seen as responses to systemic corruption and the personal enrichment of ruling elites.This goes for the spread of the Islamic State, the endurance of Boko Haram, the East-West standoff in Ukraine to the Arab Spring and Taliban’s retaking of Afghanistan.

This seminar discusses the multiple linkages between corrupt and abusive governance and threats to global and international security including the rise of militant extremism and organized crime. The seminar features bestselling author of Thieves of States, Sarah Chayes from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Date: December 8th, 2015

Time: 14:00- 16:00

Location: Auditorium G1, Kalbraenden Vej 51 A, 2100  Copenhagen


  • Seminar: Good Prison Practice Seminar Coming to Lund

One of the biggest tests for a society committed to human rights lies in the way it treats persons in conflict with the law and in particular persons deprived of their liberty. In most countries in the world, it is persons living in poverty who are most likely to find themselves in conflict with the law, and in particular most likely to be incarcerated. Persons deprived of their liberty therefore often belong to the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society.

The objective of this seminar is to discuss experiences and share lessons learned from supporting good prison practice. The panelists will provide examples from different areas and countries, and it is our expectation that this event will contribute to ongoing and future efforts aimed at supporting effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems, based on human rights and the rule of law

Date: December 11th 2015

Time: 13:00 16.00

Location: Beijing conference room at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund, Sweden.

For more information click here.




Call for Papers, Grants and Events


  • Julens växter i Botan – öppen visning utomhus


Why is the Christmas tree green? Why has the mistletoe berries? Why Christmas rose bloom? You can plant cabbage, hyacinths and amaryllis outdoors in pots?


Date: December 2nd, 2015

Time: 12:15- 13.00

Location: Botaniska trädgården, Östra Vallgatan 20, Lund.

Tickets are 50 sek, purchased in the store the same day.

  • Music Concert: Juloratoriet med Palaestra Vokalensemble

Palaestra Vokalensemble front together with musicians from some of the region's best orchestras. Johann Sebastian Bach's works from 1734, edged I-III.

Admission: 280 SEK

Student / Senior / Children: 200 SEK

The concert is also played in Caroli Church 15.00

Date: December 5th ,2015

Time: 19:30

Location: Konserten spelas också i Caroli kyrka, Malmö 15.00


  • Grant: Write your Thesis in Cambodia about Human Rights and Labour Standards


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law office in Cambodia, hereby calls for applications from law/labour law/human rights law students at Lund University who will write their graduation thesis during spring 2016. Students who wish to write their thesis on the general topic “Human Rights and Labour Standards” with a specific case study on Cambodia are welcome to apply. Research questions might relate to:

  • Promoting human rights through industrial relations
  • Equal treatment and non‐discrimination
  • Fair remuneration, minimum wage or forced labour
  • Health and Safety at Work

The successful applicant will be expected to spend 8‐10 weeks in Cambodia doing research and collecting information.

Application deadline: December 10th 2015

For more information click here   

  • Sidas resestipendium

Är du i slutet av din högskoleutbildning, vill skaffa dig internationell arbetslivserfarenhet och lära dig mer om utvecklingsfrågor? Sök Sidas resestipendium.

Sidas resestipendium riktar sig till dig som studerar eller som nyss tagit examen och som antagits till en obetald praktikplats vid en internationell organisation. Stipendiet ger dig möjlighet att finansiera en del av kostnaderna under tiden utomlands.

Du kan söka Sidas resestipendium för obetald praktik eller utbildningstjänstgöring vid organisationer inom:

  • FN-systemets Internship Programme
  • Vissa av EU:s institutioner
  • Utvecklingsbankerna
  • Godkända frivilligorganisationer
  • Svenska delegationer och representationer vid internationella organisationer

Mer information finns här.

  • Christmas event at Domkyrkan: returning the mummfied body of a Bishop

Ceremony for Peder Winstrup at  the Cathedral

During one-year-before date given a feast in memory of Bishop Peder Winstrup, the first to propose a university in Lund. Peder Winstrup’s naturally mummified body has become a sensation worldwide and has given researchers the opportunity to explore a unique time capsule from the 1600s. Now is the time for the bishop to be returned to the church and get her rest.

Date: December 11th ,2015

Time: 15:00- 17:00

Location: Domkyrkan, Lund

For more information click here


  • Nationskörernas luciakonsert

Now that winter darkness settles over Lund it's not long until we can light the candle in the window, put a lussekattsdeg and head to the University Hall. For Sunday, December 13 organizing Nation choirs its three annual Lucia concerts in University Hall.It will be a night filled with beautiful songs, candles and festive atmosphere. Over a hundred singers sing both Swedish and international Lucia Discount and Christmas carols. So come and celebrate Lucia along with Nationskörer.

Date: December 13th, 2015

Time: 17:00- 21:00

Location: Universitetshusets aula

For more information click here




If you have events or information that you would like to include in this newsflash, please contact master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (master[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se).


Graduate School Staff