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Newsflash No. 71 - September 30, 2019

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

Contents

Graduate School

Changes to your Personal Identity Number
Information about the third term options at Graduate School

News and Events from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Thesis defence: Ambiguous hopes: an ethnographic study of agricultural modernisation in a Rwandan village
Book Seminar: Refugees and the Violence of Welfare Bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Book Chapter Presentation: (De-)Legitimation of Migration - A Critical Study of Social Media Discourses on a Court Case
Seminar: David Cameron meets the people - the performances of power and citizenship in the UK Brexit debate
Seminar: Who will dominate in the future? – On global power shifts
Seminar: Are negative emissions part of a sustainable transition?

Other News and Events

Seminar: Brown Bag Lunch: Crisis and Masculine Heroes
Workshop: How to Write a Cover Letter and CV
Seminar: A vision for a Sustainable Lund University by 2030
Seminar: Man or Machine? Who will decide in the future?

 


Graduate School

 

Changes to your Personal Identity Number

Have you received a Personal Identity Number from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)? Have you informed the Student Records Office?

If you have not informed us, you will probably still have a temporary personal identity number in our systems. This is the same number issued by universityadmissions.se when you were admitted to your programme.

It is very important that you inform us as soon possible in order to avoid delaying your future degree application severely.

Please email ladok [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se with your:

  • Name
  • Current / temporary Personal Identity Number  (YYYYMMDD-TNNN)
  • New permanent Personal Identity Number (YYYYMMDD-NNNN)

This information does not apply to you if you have not applied for a Swedish Identity Number from the Swedish Tax Agency

 

Information about the third term options at Graduate School

Thank you for joining us today at the third term information meeting! 

You can find today's presentation on the third term options at Graduate School here. If you have any questions about the third term that are not covered in the presentation, you can contact Lucie Larssonova at lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.

The presentation about Civil Society Elites project and the internship opportunity during Autumn 2020 can be accessed here. For more information, you can visit their website: https://www.civilsocietyelites.lu.se

 

News and events from the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Thesis defence: Ambiguous hopes: an ethnographic study of agricultural modernisation in a Rwandan village

Anna Berglund will defend her doctoral thesis in Social Anthropology on Friday 4th October at 10:00 in Eden's Auditorium in Lund.

Time: 4 October 2019 10:00
Location: Eden's Auditorium in Lund
Contact: anna [dot] berglund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Book Seminar: Refugees and the Violence of Welfare Bureaucracies in Northern Europe

In summary, the book analyses the tensions that emerge within the strong welfare states of Northern Europe when faced with large migration flows from non-European countries. With regards to Northern Europe, however, little is known about refugees’ daily lived experiences in the established bureaucracies of countries like Sweden, Denmark and Germany where significant numbers have settled. With an eye to the daily strategies and experiences of newly-settled populations, the collection tackles the role played by state agencies, civil society organizations, media discourses and welfare policies in shaping those experiences.

 

Book Chapter Presentation: (De-)Legitimation of Migration - A Critical Study of Social Media Discourses on a Court Case

This is a critical analysis of the (de-)legitimising discourses on social media about a Swedish migration court case. One of Sweden’s Migration Courts (Migrationsdomstolar) decided to overturn the Swedish Migration Agency’s (Migrationsverkets) decision of expulsion and, instead, to grant Sahar, a 106-year-old woman of poor health, a temporary residence permit in Sweden. Using Habermas’ theoretical framework and van Leeuwen’s conceptualizations of legitimation within a Critical Discourse Analysis, this study sets out to find answers to how discourses external to the judicial sphere (de-)legitimise the Court’s decision through the dichotomy of inclusion within, or exclusion from, the nation state.

Time: 9 October 2019 13:00 to 16:00
Location: Gamla Kirurgen, Sandgatan 3, House R, Room R240
Contact: martin [dot] joormann [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: click here

 

Seminar: David Cameron meets the people - the performances of power and citizenship in the UK Brexit debate

Peter Lunt is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester.

In June 2016, the British electorate voted by a small majority to leave the European Union. During the campaign, the prime minister of the day and figurehead of the Remain campaign, David Cameron, appeared on two high profile national television programmes in which he took questions from and engaged in debate with members of the public. Commentaries on the programmes were split between those who claimed that Cameron successful delivered his campaign message under pressure from the programme hosts and studio audiences and those who paid more attention to the interaction between the PM and the members of the studio audience who were less convinced.

An analysis of the two programmes demonstrates a number of contradictions in Cameron’s performance of power and illustrate the strategies of disruption deployed by members of the studio audience. Peter Lunt develops a genealogy of both the performance of power and popular dissent in the programme and concludes with reflections on the implications of these performances of power and of citizenship and the challenges they raise for the mediation of politics.

Time: 9 October 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Location: Sol Centre A214
For more information: click here

 

Seminar: Who will dominate in the future? – On global power shifts

30 years ago, world power was shared between two unrivaled super powers – the Soviet Union and the USA. Following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, only one of these remained and it was widely believed that the frosty relations between East and West were a thing of the past.

Today, the world looks more complex. Relations between East and West are again marked by suspicion, but with new challenges. What can we expect from Russia? What does Donald Trump’s presidency mean for the future of the USA on the world stage? China has become a new power player and it is projected that Asia will account for half of the world economy in 30 years.

All this while EU members are divided between those advocating for a stronger union and those who want to pull out. Developments in the Middle East have long played a significant role in world politics. Will this continue to be the case? And what can we expect in the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

With a changing geopolitical landscape, do we need to re-evaluate our world view and adjust our relationships accordingly? At this seminar, researchers and experts will give short lectures, with their outlooks for the future.

Time: 14 October 2019 17:00 to 19:00
Location: Edens hörsal, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Lund
Contact: ulrika [dot] oredsson [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: click here

 

Seminar: Are negative emissions part of a sustainable transition?

Negative emissions (or large-scale carbon dioxide removal) have become central to proposed scenarios to help address climate change. But are they a realistic and sustainable part of the solution?

Wim Carton, researcher at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) introduces us to the concept of negative emissions, its role and its limitations. The seminar is open to everyone and will be held in English. No registration required.

Time: 17 October 2019 10:15 to 12:00
Location: Wrangel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Other News and Events

 

Seminar: Brown Bag Lunch: Crisis and Masculine Heroes

The Pufendorf IAS Theme CRISIS welcomes you to a Brown Bag Lunch seminar with Professor Catarina Kinnvall & Associate Professor Annika Bergman Rosamond at Lund University.

About the seminar series:

Crisis’ seems to weave our world together as threads of a transnational crisis narrative. Sometimes crisis rhetoric appears in populist and apocalyptic ways, sometimes as a variable in political strategies to justify social exclusion and economic austerity measures. Yet, crisis also refers to abrupt incidents that shatter the foundation of daily life and to prolonged suffering that ruptures lifeworlds, livelihoods, and communities. The Pufendorf IAS Theme CRISIS explores the social asymmetries imbued in a crisis due to parameters such as gender, ethnicity, and class. However, these are only rarely recognized in respect to crisis interpretation; the many-layered impacts of a crisis; and the policies implemented to cope with a crisis and its aftermath. Common approaches to crisis have not kept pace with the increasing complexity in the socio-economic and political systems dealing with a crisis and how a crisis kaleidoscopically is taking new shapes when bouncing between the global and local levels. The temporalities of a crisis are rarely analyzed and the differences between crisis as emergency, crisis as a path to renewal, and crisis as chronicity; as a new normalcy of prolonged difficulties tend to be overlooked.

Time: 4 October 2019 12:00
Location: Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund
Contact: eva [dot] persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: click here

 

Workshop: How to Write a Cover Letter and CV

Looking for a job in Sweden? Want some helpful tips about how to apply for jobs?

Join this seminar with Susanne Linné, Career Adviser at Lund university to learn the do’s and don’ts when writing your CV and Cover Letter.

Get advice about: Writing your C.V. for the Swedish labour market, the Cover Letter – what should be in it, what employers are looking for in an application, what to expect during the employer’s recruitment process, tips and tricks to make you stand out amongst the competition.

Time: 8 October 2019 13:15 to 15:00
Location: LUX Auditorium (lower), Helgonavägen 3, Lund
For more information: click here
 

Seminar: A vision for a Sustainable Lund University by 2030

LU Sustainability Forum invites you to an event focused on how our university can contribute to the collective task of creating a sustainable society.

In light of the university’s Future Week, we set our sights on 2030 – the year in which we complete the Global Goals. What is the role of the university in the sustainable transition? What can we do in our respective roles (as students, leadership, faculty) to increase our impact?

We begin by discussing the state of the sustainable university today: what policies and goals do Lund University have for sustainability? Then we look to the future: a diverse group will present what their vision of a sustainable Lund University would look like by 2030. To top it off, we will all have the opportunity to write postcards, from 2030, looking back at a successful university transition: what decisions were key? What are we thankful for? These will help inform what decisions the university thinks are key in the coming years. Join us, as we envision the sustainable university of tomorrow!

Fika will be served. Register your attendance

The seminar is open to everyone and will be held in English. It is co-organised with Lund University Agenda 2030 Graduate School and is part of the upcoming Future Week, which will be held 14-20 October 2019. 

Time: 14 October 2019 14:00 to 17:00
Location: Palaestra et Odeum, Lund
Contact: ludwig [dot] bengtsson_sonesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: click here

 

Seminar: Man or Machine? Who will decide in the future?

Can Artificial Intelligence replace politicians? Can the law protect our privacy from snooping AI? And are we safe from weaponized bots?

The progress within artificial intelligence and in particular within machine learning for the analysis and generation of text, sound and images and within reinforcement learning has been dramatic. In this seminar we probe the question of who will decide in the future. Seven researchers probe this question from different directions. For the full list of presentations and speakers please visit: https://www.lu.se/event/man-or-machine-who-will-decide-in-the-future

The event is free of charge but registration is required. Register no later than 11 October 2019. 

Time: 14 October 2019 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Övre Palaestra, Paradisgatan 4, Lund
Contact: jonas [dot] wisbrant [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se
For more information: click here