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Newsflash No. 78, February 3, 2020

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

Contents

Graduate School News

Reminder: Third term information meeting (first year students)
SI sessions for second profile courses (first year students)
Article by Global Studies student: Gustav Osberg -The pending AI-pocalypse and end of a work paradigm
Career Pathways: PhD and Jobs in Sweden Discussion

News from the Faculty of Social Science

PhD positions available in Human Geography, Sociology and Political Science
Open talk with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Seminar: Erik Melander on Militarized Masculinity: Socialization or Self-selection?
LUCSUS Seminar: No more water, but fire next time: The clash of environment and society in Louisiana’s coastal planning.
Thesis defence: Stephen Woroniecki
Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Christofer Berglund
Seminar: Resisting feminised precarity in commercial farm work
Mid-seminar: Sarai-Anne Ikenze
LUCSUS Seminar: Values in integrated assessment modelling
Lecture: Forensic Truth: Polish Debates about Exhumation in Jedwabne

Other News

Screening: World of the Right / The Brink
Screening: DR Congo / System K
Seminar: Effects of job losses on spouses mental health
Seminar: What killed the electric car? Price, petroleum and power infrastructure in the US automotive industry, 1895-1942

Graduate School News

 

Reminder: Third term information meeting (first year students)
Reminder to join us on February 19th, at 13:15, at Eden auditorium for an information session on elective courses, internships and your other third term options.
Time: February 19th, 13.15-15.00
Location: Edens hörsal

SI sessions still being held for second profile courses (first year students)
SI sessions will be continued for second profile courses this term. Information about time and location can be found in your course schedules through TimeEdit or Live@lund.

Article by Global Studies student: Gustav Osberg -The pending AI-pocalypse and end of a work paradigm
Read Osberg’s article which has been published in The Perspective Magazine by The Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) here:
https://www.graduateschool.sam.lu.se/sites/graduateschool.prodwebb.lu.se/files/osberg_excerpt_the_perspective.pdf
For more information on how to get involved with the Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF), click here:
http://upflund.se
 

Career Pathways: PhD and Jobs in Sweden Discussion
The Swedish Institute Network For Future Global Leaders (NFGL) in Lund will be hosting Career Pathways events which will focus on empowering students with information on how they can apply for their PhD and jobs in Sweden.
We kick-start this series of events with a PhD discussion wherein the Graduate School's Director of Studies, Mikael Sundström, will give general guidance on PhD applications. Additionally, students will get to meet current PhD students who will share their academic and personal experiences as  students. 
When: 17:00-18:45 12/02/20
Where: School of Social Work SH 128
Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/173205827244489/ 
The second event is the Jobs in Sweden discussion wherein students from different fields will share their experiences of job seeking and the lessons learnt.
When: 17:00 19/02/20
Where: To be confirmed
Register at: https://facebook.com/events/s/career-pathways-in-sweden-job-/1182044308669868/?ti=wa 
For more information on the Swedish Institute, please follow the link: SI Network for Future Global Leaders | Swedish Institute


News from the Faculty of Social Science


PhD positions available in Human Geography, Sociology and Political Science

For more information about Political Science (Deadline 5th February)
https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:307049/type:job/where:4/apply:1
For more information about Sociology (Deadline 28th February)
https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:307498/type:job/where:4/apply:1
For more information about Human Geography (Deadline: 29th February):
https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:313185/type:job/where:4/apply:1


Open talk with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr gives an open talk on the theme "Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring the SDGs"
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is a professor of international affairs at The New School in New York and has gained much recognition for her work as lead author and director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development reports. 
More about Sakiko Fukuda-Parr: https://sakikofukudaparr.net/
Please note: No registration but a limited number of seats available - first come first served.
Everyone is welcome to the talk and to fika afterwards.
Time: 3 February 2020 13:30 to 15:30
Location: The auditorium at Kulturen in Lund, Tegnérsplatsen 6, Lund
Contact: stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
 

Seminar: Erik Melander on Militarized Masculinity: Socialization or Self-selection?
Erik Melander is a professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. His research interests include the causes and dynamics of armed conflict, peace processes as well as gender. He was Director of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program; Core Faculty Member of the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Adjunct Research Professor at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University; and Visiting Honorary Research Associate at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Erik Melander will give a talk on "Militarized Masculinity: Socialization or Self-selection?".
Time: 5 February 2020 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Large Conference Room (ED367), Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: hanna [dot] back [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

 

LUCSUS Seminar: No more water, but fire next time: The clash of environment and society in Louisiana’s coastal planning.
David O'Byrne is a PhD candidate in Sustainability Science who does research on the politics of coastal planning. He has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Design from the University of Limerick and a M.Sc. degree in Sustainability Science from Lund University.
In his PhD project, O’Byrne examines coastal planning in southern Louisiana in the U.S, an area undergoing massive land loss due to multiple natural and social drivers. The aim of the project is to contribute to improvements or alternatives to the current practice of coastal restoration and protection planning, which have been found to be lacking in terms of both society and the environment. O’Byrne understands coastal planning as an inherently political process, where different interests clash, struggle and are reconciled. Therefore, the alternatives proposed must equally deal with political processes and dynamics of social change that can bring about such alternatives. For the agency to drive such change through he finds movements from civil society have the greatest potential to achieve the necessary change, and so my work is geared towards understanding what pathway can be pursued by such movements to realise better alternatives to the current practice of coastal planning. 
Time: 5 February 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Wrangel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Thesis defence: Stephen Woroniecki 
Stephen Woroniecki will defend his thesis "Confronting the ecology of crisis: the interlinked roles of ecosystem-based adaptation and empowerment" at LUCSUS on the 7th of February.
Opponent: Mark Pelling, King’s College London
Nature-based solutions (NBS) focus on the material functioning of ecosystems as part of a transformative response to societal challenges. NBS represent a growing response to climate change with a range of interventions emerging across the world to address the causes and effects of climate change. The adoption of NBS is claimed to address a range of Sustainable Development Goals, including empowerment of marginalised people (Goals 10 and 15). In this thesis, Woroniecki investigates these claims within the context of climate change adaptation. 
Time: 7 February 2020 10:15 to 12:00
Location: Ostrom, Josefsson Building, Biskopsgatan 5
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se


 
Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Christofer Berglund
Christofer Berglund is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Malmö University. His research interests span the fields of comparative politics and international relations with a thematic focus on: ethnic conflicts and implicit attitudes; competitive authoritarianism and democratization; and state-building and strategic studies. He specializes in the geographic area of post-Soviet Eurasia, and utilize methods ranging from field experiments to elite interviews.
Time: 12 February 2020 12:00 to 13:00
Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: pia [dot] lonnakko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
 
 
Seminar: Resisting feminised precarity in commercial farm work
The Department of Gender Studies would like to welcome Åsa Eriksson, PhD in Gender Studies, Stockholm University for the first seminar in the Gender Studies Seminar Series this spring.
This presentation builds on Eriksson’s doctoral thesis, which draws on ethnographic fieldwork amongst commercial farm workers in South Africa during the period just after large-scale labour and social protests in the Western Cape commercial farmlands in 2012-2013. Drawing on intersectionality theory and feminist theorisation of work, Eriksson analyses how precariously positioned farm workers navigate the gendered and racialised discourses and power relations that underpin the multiple forms of violence embedded in labour- and social conditions in the commercial farmlands: structural, slow, symbolic and direct – and the violence of global production under neoliberalism. In the presentation, Eriksson explores examples of how resistive subjectivities are formed under such circumstances, when one’s dignity and humanity is described as undermined or denied, and what asserting a position as a female activist may entail. Further, the author will also discuss the historic and contemporary links to Sweden, as an important destination for South African fruit and wine.
Time: 2020-02-12 13:00 till 15:00
Location: Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona kyrkogata 18 C, Room: M221
Contact: riya [dot] raphael [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se
 

Mid-seminar: Sarai-Anne Ikenze
The Higher Research Seminar is the main collective seminar at the Department of Political Science. Welcome!
Sarai-Anne Ikenze's mid-seminar.
Discussants: Magdalena Bexell and Katren Rogers.
Time: 12 February 2020 13:15 to 14:45
Location: Large Conference Room (ED367), Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: annika [dot] bjorkdahl [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

 

LUCSUS Seminar: Values in integrated assessment modelling
Welcome to a LUCSUS research seminar with Henrik Thorén, Postdoctoral researcher at University of Helsinki and visiting research fellow at LUCSUS, Lund University
Read more about the LUCSUS seminar series 
Time: 13 February 2020 10:30 to 11:15
Location: Wrangel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund,
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Lecture: Forensic Truth: Polish Debates about Exhumation in Jedwabne
Ewa Domanska is a Professor of Human Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. 
The research project “Lessons of Communist and Nazi History – A Genealogical Approach” is financed by Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The lectures are sponsored by the Centre for European Studies, Lund University, Royal Society of Letters at Lund, and Fahlbeck Foundation, Lund.
For information please contact: Klas-Göran Karlsson (Klas-Goran [dot] Karlsson [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se) and Maria Karlsson (Maria [dot] Karlsson [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se)
Time: 2020-02-14 13:15 till 15:00
Location: LUX:C126
 

Other News

 

Screening: World of the Right / The Brink 
Alison Klayman, 2019 / Swedish subtitles / 91 min. / 145 min. incl. debate
Is Steve Bannon a dangerous demagogue, a brilliant strategist or a megalomaniac loser? The American filmmaker Alison Klayman leaves it up to us to make the judgement. In the fall of 2017, she was granted exceptional access to follow the controversial media executive and former political adviser Steve Bannon up close during the year that followed his exit from the Trump administration. Having played an important role in the media's influence on American politics, Bannon is now seeking new territory: Europe. His mission is to create a global ideological movement and – in alliance with European populists – fight migration and the European Union.
This year, DIIS completes the major research project 'World of the Right', which examines the ideological content of the new right-wing radicalism in the western world. Together with Senior Researchers Vibeke Schou Tjalve and Manni Crone, and PhD student Minda Holm, discussants will explore how the New Right in respectively the United States, France and Russia, has evolved over the past decades and in which way these national – and often nationalistic – currents interconnect. 
The debate of appr. 50 min. will be in Danish and is moderated by journalist Lasse Engelbrecht.
Tickets 95/65 kr.
Time: 
February 4, 2020 at 4:30 PM – 6:55 PM 
Location: Cinemateket Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen
https://www.facebook.com/events/463530484349516/

 

Screening: DR Congo / System K 
Système K / Renaud Barret, 2019 / eng. text / 94 min. / 150 min. incl. debate
Join DIIS for an intense trip through the streets of Kinshasa where a thumping art scene lives in the midst of the crowd and urban chaos of the capital of DR Congo. Here reigns the system K for Kinshasa, the law of ‘la débrouille’. If you want to survive you have to be smart and figure out solutions for yourself.
The French director Renaud Barret (Benda Bilili!) has lived in Kinshasa since 2003 and captures the vibrant energy of the city with his camera and, one by one, lets us meet a group of young artists. Out of basically nothing, by recycling waste and using their own bodies, they create sculptures, paintings and performance art that completely blows you away. The themes of their works are the traumas left from the country’s colonial past, the recent wars and the inequality imposed by globalization for this independent nation whose richness of natural resources has only been a curse for the population.
In a society with no freedom of speech or freedom of the press, art becomes the arena, where you can express the anger, criticisms and dreams – and where truth can be spoken.
After the screening DIIS researcher Peer Schouten and guests will discuss the role of art in fragile states, how the colonial past of DR Congo relates to the globalized world order of today and how one survives in a society deeply marked by decades of social and political chaos.
The debate is in English.
Tickets 95/65 kr.
Time:  
5th February 17:00-19:25
Location:Cinemateket Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen
https://www.facebook.com/events/965923883807637/

 

Seminar: Effects of job losses on spouses mental health
Anna Baranowska-Rataj at Umeå University, will give a seminar titled:
Effects of job losses on spouses mental health
Time: 11 February 2020 12:00
Location: Ideon Alfa 1:2003 Scheelevägen 15B 223 63 Lund

Seminar: What killed the electric car? Price, petroleum and power infrastructure in the US automotive industry, 1895-1942
Hana Nielsen & Josef Taalbi both researchers at the Department of Economic History LU, will give a seminar titled:
What killed the electric car? Price, petroleum and power infrastructure in the US automotive industry, 1895-1942
Time: 12 February 2020 14:15–15:30
Location: Ideon Alfa 1:1104 Scheelevägen 15B 223 63 Lund