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Cyril Foster Lecture 2017: 'Fear and Loathing in International Relations’

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 @ 17:00

The Cyril Foster Lecture is the University's principal annual guest lecture in the field of International Relations. It has attracted a most distinguished group of lecturers. The Cyril Foster bequest specifies that the......read more

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'Oxford Spring School in Social Science Research Methods 2017'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 @ 09:00

Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods offers a five-day course, from 27 – 31 March 2017, in quantitative and qualitative methods for social scientists. Students from universities across the UK and abroad......read more

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Forthcoming Events

Jan
19

'Eucopas PhD Workshop'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 - Fri, 20 Jan 2017

The Eucopas PhD workshop 2017 is aimed at enabling PhD candidates in EU studies to exchange ideas and discuss their research with their peers and senior academic colleagues. Topic: The decision of the British people to......read more

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Jan
20

'On Cosmopolitanism: Equality, Ecology and the Transition to a Fairer World'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 @ 09:30

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics and the Department of Philosophy warmly invite you to join us for this workshop exploring Simon Caney's forthcoming publication.  Provisional programme 09:30-10:00 -......read more

Speaker(s): Simon Caney

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Jan
20

‘J. S. Mill on Liberty, Dialectics and the Logic behind Political Discourse’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Kazutaka Inamura (Hirosaki University)

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Jan
20

'Trump and World Order: Will a new US foreign policy change global governance?'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 @ 14:00

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States raises the prospect of fundamental shifts in American foreign policy and global governance. Trump campaigned against NATO and US military alliances in......read more

Speaker(s): Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Emily Jones, Thomas Hale, Pepper Culpepper

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Jan
20

‘Really taking control: can democracy defeat populism and what happens if it doesn’t?’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 @ 17:00

University College Clement Attlee memorial lecture
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Speaker(s): Marc Stears (New Economics Foundation)

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Jan
20

'Imaginary Invalids? Euro-Atlantic Populisms and the Crisis of Democracy'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 @ 17:00

Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture
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Speaker(s): Paul Nolte (Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, St Antony’s College)

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Jan
20

‘Russian politics and Russian journalism in the time of Putin and Trump’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 @ 17:00

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Speaker(s): Vladimir Ashurkov (member of the Central Council of Progress Party)

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Jan
24

'The Practical Idleness Problem and Nonideal Theory'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Caleb Yong (Goethe University Frankfurt & Free University of Berlin)

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Jan
26

'Waiting it out: When uncertainty about the future promotes peace today'

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 @ 12:30

Discussant: Mingde Wang (DPIR) A sandwich lunch is provided for those who book in advance with Andrew Melling (andrew.melling@politics.ox.ac.uk)
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Speaker(s): Robert Schub (RAI, Oxford)

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Jan
26

'The Radicalization of European Jihadists'

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 @ 16:00

Over the course of Hilary Term and Trinity Term 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations will convene a new seminar series on Ideas and Political Violence, with six planned seminars each term held on......read more

Speaker(s): Peter Neumann (King's)

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Jan
27

‘European Cybersecurity: Future Trends and Policy Challenges’

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 @ 09:00

Co-organised by the Cyber Studies Programme and the European Commission. Chaired by Dr Lucas Kello and Robert Madelin....read more

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Jan
27

2nd workshop on Simon Caney's 'On Cosmopolitanism: Equality, Ecology and the Transition to a Fairer World'

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 @ 09:30

The second workshop on Simon Caney's On Cosmopolitanism: Equality, Ecology and the Transition to a Fairer World (OUP, forthcoming). 
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Speaker(s): Simon Caney

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Jan
27

‘Moses Mendelssohn's Enlightenment and the Politics of Jewish Emancipation’

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Charlotte Johann (King’s College, Cambridge)

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Jan
27

'Devoted Actors and the Will to Kill and Die: Research on the ISIS frontline and with Al Qaeda Affiliates'

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 @ 17:00

Uncompromising wars, revolution, rights movements, and today’s global terrorism are in part driven by Devoted Actors who adhere to sacred or transcendent values that generate actions independently, or all out of......read more

Speaker(s): Scott Atran (CNRS Paris, Michigan and CRIC)

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Jan
31

'Liberal Egalitarianism and the Critical Religion Challenge'

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Cecile Laborde (Oxford)

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Jan
31

Book launch and Reception celebrating the release of Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 @ 16:30

All members of the University are most welcome to attend a book launch celebrating the publication of Teresa M. Bejan’s book, Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration (Harvard University Press, 2017). Oriel......read more

Speaker(s): Teresa M. Bejan

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Feb
02

'The struggle for the soul of development: Security, power, and the structural transformation of the field of development'

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 @ 12:30

A sandwich lunch is provided for those who book in advance with Andrew Melling (andrew.melling@politics.ox.ac.uk)...read more

Speaker(s): Michael Williams & Rita Abrahamsen (University of Ottawa)

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Feb
02

'The Destructive Power of Manichean Ideologies'

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 @ 16:00

Over the course of Hilary Term and Trinity Term 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations will convene a new seminar series on Ideas and Political Violence, with six planned seminars each term held on......read more

Speaker(s): Roger Griffin (Brookes)

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Feb
02

'A Perpetuall Possession to Posterity'

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

The Thucydidean Renaissance
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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley, California)

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Feb
07

'Expanding and Restricting Democratic Participation in the Theravada Buddhist World'

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Matthew Walton

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Feb
08

‘Towards Property-Owning Democracy by Private Property of Personal Data’

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 @ 12:15

The talk presents philosophical justifications of property rights of personal data. It will be argued that property of personal data provides control over a moral realm of personhood and at that same time sustained......read more

Speaker(s): Francis Cheneval (University of Zurich)

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Feb
09

'Europe’s Future in the Shadow of Brexit'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 @ 12:00

12pm – Light lunch provided Panel 1 at 12.30pm: 'Direct Democracy in the EU before and after Brexit: What has changed? What should change?' Sara Hobolt (LSE), Francis Cheneval (University of Zurich), Mario Mendez......read more

Speaker(s): Francis Cheneval (Zurich), Nathaniel Copsey (Aston), Sara Hobolt (LSE), Mario Mendez (QMUL), Catherine de Vries (Essex & Oxford), Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton)

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Feb
09

'The right way to lose a war: America in an age of unwinnable conflicts'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 @ 12:30

Discussant: Nicholas Barker (DPIR)   A sandwich lunch is provided for those who book in advance with Andrew Melling (andrew.melling@politics.ox.ac.uk)...read more

Speaker(s): Dominic Tierney (Swarthmore College)

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Feb
09

'Q-Step Inequality by Numbers Lecture'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 @ 15:00

Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies - Class - will discuss the importance of data in raising issues of inequality and in measuring the extent of inequality.  Dr Shaheen (PPE, St......read more

Speaker(s): Dr Faiza Shaheen

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Feb
09

'The Dehumanisation-Rehumanisation Dynamic Shaping Political Violence and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Latin America'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 @ 16:00

Over the course of Hilary Term and Trinity Term 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations will convene a new seminar series on Ideas and Political Violence, with six planned seminars each term held on......read more

Speaker(s): Roddy Brett (St Andrews)

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Feb
09

'Obsure on Purpose:Thucydides as Ancient Authority'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

The Thucydidean Renaissance
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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley, California)

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Feb
09

'Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

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Speaker(s): Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Anand Menon (King's)

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Feb
10

‘A Case of Overlooked Communicative Interaction: Arendt’s Influence on Habermas’s Philosophical Project’

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Peter Verovšek (Harvard & Sheffield Universities)

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Feb
10

'Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration'

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 @ 14:00

14:00 – 15:30 – Book Workshop, part 1–Participants comment on the manuscript. If you would like to attend, please register by emailing: ellysia.graymore@politics.ox.ac.uk. Draft chapters of the book manuscript will be......read more

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Feb
14

'Restricting the Harms of Trade: the Case of Tobacco'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Johannes Kniess (Oxford)

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Feb
16

Cecile Fabre's 'Cosmopolitan Peace' (OUP, 2016)

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 @ 09:00

On the 16th February 2017 there will be a conference on Cecile Fabre's 'Cosmopolitan Peace' (OUP, 2016) at the University of Birmingham.Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics (Department of Philosophy) and......read more

Speaker(s): Zofia Stemplowska, Daniel Butt, Cecile Fabre

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Feb
16

'Flirting with Fantasies: Will Populist Politics Turn Fantasies into Violent Realities?'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 @ 16:00

Over the course of Hilary Term and Trinity Term 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations will convene a new seminar series on Ideas and Political Violence, with six planned seminars each term held on......read more

Speaker(s): Colin Covington (Society of Analytical Psychology)

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Feb
16

'Profitable Instruction for Noblemen: Thucydides Reborn'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

The Thucydidean Renaissance
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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley, California)

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Feb
17

‘The Theological Foundations of the Spiritual Resistance to Nazism in France’

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Sarah Shortall (University College, Oxford)

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Feb
21

'Legalism. A Reconstruction and Critique of Judith Shklar's Concept'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)

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Feb
22

'Q-Step Fantasy Frontbench Lecture'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 @ 14:00

Can apps boost political engagement?  Megan Sclater and Matthew Seren Smith, founders of the online political game 'Fantasy Frontbench' talk about their motivation to get more young people involved in politics, how they......read more

Speaker(s): Megan Sclater and Matthew Seren Smith

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Feb
23

'The Ruine of Wicked Men:Thucydides Reformed'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

The Thucydidean Renaissance
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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley, California)

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Feb
24

‘John Adams and the Constitution de l'an III’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Adam Lebovitz (Harvard University)

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Feb
28

'Cracking the Whip: The Deliberative Harms of Strict Party Discipline'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Udit Bhatia (Oxford)

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Mar
02

'Violence and Nonviolence in Contentious Politics'

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 @ 16:00

Over the course of Hilary Term and Trinity Term 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations will convene a new seminar series on Ideas and Political Violence, with six planned seminars each term held on......read more

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Frazer, Kimberly Hutchins (Queen Mary University of London)

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Mar
02

'A trumpet of Warre: Thucydides' Reason of State'

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 @ 17:00

The Thucydidean Renaissance
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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley, California)

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Mar
03

‘The French Reception of Owenite Socialism’

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 @ 12:30

Co-sponsored by Maison Française d’Oxford
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Speaker(s): Roundtable of Thomas Bouchet (Bourgogne), Francois Jarrige (Bourgogne), Ludovic Frobert (CNRS) and Michael Drolet (Oxford)

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Mar
07

'On the Morality of Force-Feeding Hunger-Striking Prisoners'

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 @ 12:45

Lunch will be provided for attendees from 12.45-13.00. Please direct any questions to the Graduate Assistants: Miles Unterreiner: miles.unterreiner@politics.ox.ac.uk Linda Eggert: linda.eggert@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Speaker(s): Ethan Williams (Oxford)

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Mar
09

Cyril Foster Lecture 2017: 'Fear and Loathing in International Relations’

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 @ 17:00

The Cyril Foster Lecture is the University's principal annual guest lecture in the field of International Relations. It has attracted a most distinguished group of lecturers. The Cyril Foster bequest specifies that the......read more

Speaker(s): Sir Lawrence Freedman (Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London)

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Mar
09

'The Most Politique: Hobbes's Thucydides'

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 @ 17:00

The Thuydidean Renaissance
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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley, California)

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Mar
10

'Discussion of the 2017 Carlyle Lectures'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Kinch Hoekstra (UC Berkeley)

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Mar
27

'Oxford Spring School in Social Science Research Methods 2017'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 - Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods offers a five-day course, from 27 – 31 March 2017, in quantitative and qualitative methods for social scientists. Students from universities across the UK and abroad......read more

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Apr
01

'Q-Step Schools Data Day'

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 @ 11:00

Oxford Q-Step Centre is offering a taster course in Quantitative Methods to a number of Year 12 students who have been allocated places on the PPE UNIQ Summer School 2017.
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Apr
07

'Target Oxbridge: Introduction to Q-Step Data Skills'

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 @ 10:00

An introduction to Quantitative Methods for Year 12 aspiring social scientists taking part in the Target Oxbridge event.
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May
26

Conference on the ‘Historical Rawls’

Fri, 26 May 2017 @ 09:00

2017 marks fifteen years since the death of John Bordley Rawls (1921-2002), author of a Theory of Justice, Political Liberalism, and The Law of Peoples. As a professor of Philosophy at Harvard, Rawls fundamentally......read more

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Jun
20

'Symposium on Liberalism With Excellence by Matthew Kramer'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 - Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Matthew Kramer’s Liberalism with Excellence, to be published by Oxford University Press in early 2017, promises to be a significant intervention into the debate between liberal neutralists and perfectionists concerning the......read more

Speaker(s): Matthew Kramer (Cambridge)

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Jun
26

'Oxford Summer Institute 2017'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 - Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Oxford Q-Step Summer Institute is offering enhanced training in Quantitative Methods for Social Science undergraduates from universities throughout the UK, through a programme of lectures and data labs.
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Jun
28

'Fifth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 - Thu, 29 Jun 2017

We are happy to announce that the Fifth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference will be held on June 28-29, 2017. Each year the conference brings together young political theorists representing a variety of......read more

Speaker(s): Judith Butler (UC Berkeley)

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