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'The European Refugee Crisis: What is to be Done?' Fulbright Lecture by Prof. Michael Ignatieff

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 @ 17:00

Pembroke is pleased to announce that the 2016 Fulbright Lecture on International Relations will be given by Professor Michael Ignatieff, the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Shorenstein Center on Media,......read more

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Forthcoming Events

May
03

'Party Polarization in Legislatures with Office-Motivated Candidates'

Tue, 03 May 2016 @ 12:30

(joint work with Mattias Polborn) Abstract: We develop a theory of legislative competition in which voters care about local candidate valence and national party positions that are determined by the parties’ median......read more

Speaker(s): Professor James M Snyder (Harvard)

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May
03

'Warlord Survival: The Delusion of Statebuilding in Afghanistan'

Tue, 03 May 2016 @ 13:00

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Speaker(s): Romain Malejaqc (Radboud University)

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May
03

Dahrendorf Lecture: 'Free Speech in the university'

Tue, 03 May 2016 @ 17:00

Respondents: Lord (Ken) MacDonald (Former Director of Public Prosecutions and Warden of Wadham College), Willibald Steinmetz (Richard von Weizsaecker Visiting Fellow).
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Speaker(s): Robert C. Post (Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale University)

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May
03

'Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on the Study of Armed Conflict'

Tue, 03 May 2016 @ 17:00

A panel of distinguished Oxford scholars will discuss approaches to the study of armed conflict from the perspective of their disciplines. Confirmed speakers include: Peter Wilson (Chichele Professor of the History of......read more

Speaker(s): Andrea Ruggeri, Annette Idler, Peter Wilson (Chichele Professor of the History of War); Anke Hoeffler (Centre for the Study of African Economies, Economics Dept.)

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May
04

'“The boat is broken”: What really went wrong with the Kurdish peace process?'

Wed, 04 May 2016 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Ezgi Başaran (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

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May
04

'The challenges of reporting Iran’

Wed, 04 May 2016 @ 14:00

Invited speakers present and lead discussion in a series of seminars during termtime at Green Templeton College. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 2pm in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College unless otherwise......read more

Speaker(s): Sadeq Saba (former head of the BBC Persian Service)

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May
04

'Living in a Time of Deception: a historical Memoir of Singapore 1945-65'

Wed, 04 May 2016 @ 14:00

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Speaker(s): Poh Soo Kai (Independent Author; Former Political Prisoner)

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May
04

'President John F. Kennedy and the Alliance for Progress'

Wed, 04 May 2016 @ 17:00

North American Studies Seminar.  
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Speaker(s): Michael Dunne (Cambridge)

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May
05

'How Risky is Nonviolent Dissent? Nonviolent Uprisings and Mass Killings'

Thu, 05 May 2016 @ 12:30

Discussant: John Gledhill (QEH)   A sandwich lunch is provided for those who book in advance with Andrew Melling (andrew.melling@politics.ox.ac.uk) ----------- This talk is part of the DPIR's new seminar series; 'The Analytical......read more

Speaker(s): Erica Chenoweth (Denver)

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May
05

'Republicanism, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Migration Regime'

Thu, 05 May 2016 @ 14:00

This is the second in a series of eight research seminars in political theory. Professor David Owen is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Professor Owen has published widely......read more

Speaker(s): Professor David Owen (University of Southampton)

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May
05

'OxWiP and DPIR: Gender, Power, and Political Speech'

Thu, 05 May 2016 @ 17:00

Oxford Women in Politics (OxWiP) and the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) look forward to hosting the launch of Professor Deborah Cameron and Dr Sylia Shaw’s book, 'Gender, Power and Political Speech:......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Deborah Cameron (Oxford); Dr Sylvia Shaw (Middlesex)

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May
05

'Seminar in Constitutional Thought and History'

Thu, 05 May 2016 @ 17:00

2nd Week: 5 May: Panel on New Books from Harvard and Oxford University Presses on John Locke and William Penn on Toleration ----------------- Seminars in Constitutional Thought and History Trinity Term 2016, Thursdays, 5pm,......read more

Speaker(s): Teresa M. Bejan, Andrew Murphy (Rutgers); Comment: John R. D. Coffey (Leicester)

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May
05

'Why has multi-methods research thrived in the study of the welfare state?'

Thu, 05 May 2016 @ 17:00

Special seminars in Trinity Term 2016 delivered by the new ‘Methods Hub’ at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention At the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI), there is a new focus on methods......read more

Speaker(s): Jane Gingrich

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May
05

Dr Aleksander Smolar - 'Poland: Internationalism, Nationalism and Challenges of the International Environment'

Thu, 05 May 2016 @ 17:30

The second of four seminars in the 2016 Fulbright Seminar Series held at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, Dr Aleksander Smolar will be speaking on 'Poland: internationalism, nationalism and challenges of the......read more

Speaker(s): Dr Aleksander Smolar (President of the Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw)

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May
06

'What’s Happening in Poland?'

Fri, 06 May 2016 @ 12:30

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Speaker(s): Aleksander Smolar (President of the Stefan Batory Foundation)

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May
06

'Industrialization, States and Ethnicity in Modern Africa'

Fri, 06 May 2016 @ 12:30

Elliott Green (LSE) will be speaking on the topic: “Industrialization, States and Ethnicity in Modern Africa” as part of the Democracy and Difference Seminar Series 2015-16. The series is convened by Nancy Bermeo and......read more

Speaker(s): Dr Elliott Green (LSE)

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May
06

'The Role of Mapping in the Emergence of Japan as a Sea Power in the Late-nineteenth-century'

Fri, 06 May 2016 @ 17:00

Nissan Institute Seminar in Japanese Studies Trinity Term 2016 Fridays 5.00 pm (In the Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony’s College, Oxford unless otherwise stated) -------- Friday 13th May Dr......read more

Speaker(s): Dr Radu Leca (Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

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May
06

‘"Guiding public opinion" in the digital age'

Fri, 06 May 2016 @ 17:00

Full seminar title: "Guiding public opinion" in the digital age: the Party and the media in China -------- The Reuters Institute, in association with Nuffield College, holds a series of seminars on Media and Politics......read more

Speaker(s): Isabel Hilton (editor, China Dialogue.net)

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May
09

'A public debate: 'A world court for human rights?''

Mon, 09 May 2016 @ 15:00

This debate is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations The 21st Century brings with it many challenges to the existing international human rights regime, and much effort has been......read more

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May
09

'The Thomas Hodgkin Memorial Lecture 2016'

Mon, 09 May 2016 @ 17:00

This is the third event in our African History and Politics series. Titled 'The puzzle of social "rot" in an ageing Hausa farmstead: Gidan Jatau 1970-2015'. Professor Murray Last, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology,......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Murray Last (UCL)

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May
09

'Queer IR'

Mon, 09 May 2016 @ 17:00

Critical Theories and World Politics Seminar. Professor Weber’s seminar will examine how queer theory provides techniques, devices and research questions to investigate singular and plural IR figurations – including......read more

Speaker(s): Cynthia Weber (University of Sussex)

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May
12

'Proportionality and "Jus in Bello" '

Thu, 12 May 2016 @ 14:00

This is the third in a series of eight research seminars in political theory. Professor Jeff McMahan is White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy, Corpus Christi College. Professor McMahan works in normative and applied......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Jeff McMahan (Oxford)

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May
13

'Feminism and (Political) Progress' - Fifth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

Fri, 13 May 2016 - Sat, 14 May 2016

The fifth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference will take place on 13 and 14 May at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road OX1 3UQ. Keynote Speaker: Dr Lorna Finlayson (University of......read more

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Frazer, Karma Nabulsi, Dr Lorna Finlayson, Lauren Power, Rebecca Carson, Julia Jeong Hyun Park, Amelia Horgan, Melanie Brazel, Sanjana Govindarajan, Erin Cooper, Mirjum Müller

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May
13

'The Media and the Environment: New and Old Challenges'

Fri, 13 May 2016 @ 17:00

Traditional media organisations are facing huge disruption from failing business models and new digital competitors. Within this context, how can the media cover the environment in new, compelling and responsible ways?......read more

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May
14

OxPeace Conference 2016: 'Studying Peace and Studying Conflict – Complementary or Competing Paradigms?'

Sat, 14 May 2016 @ 09:00

The study of “conflict” and the study of “peace” are often seen as two sides of the same analytic coin. Those who study the causes and dynamics of (violent)conflict, it is assumed, do so to facilitate understandings of how......read more

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May
16

'Urban Informality and “Evictability”: The Demolition of the Malian Market in Dakar'

Mon, 16 May 2016 @ 17:00

This is the fourth in the African History and Politics Seminar Series. Gunvor is a Junior Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development. Gunvor specialises in migration and mobility in Africa, and......read more

Speaker(s): Gunvor Jonsson (University of Oxford)

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May
19

'Children as Negative Externalities?'

Thu, 19 May 2016 @ 14:00

This is the fourth in a series of eight research seminars in political theory. Professor Serena Olsaretti is a political philosopher based at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where she holds a research......read more

Speaker(s): Serena Olsaretti, ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

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May
20

'Political Demonology: The Logic of Evil in Contemporary Literature and Theology'

Fri, 20 May 2016 @ 10:00

This conference is organized by the Political Demonology Working Group, initiated by Therese Feiler (Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Theology and Religion) and Michael Mayo (Junior Research Fellow in English,......read more

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Frazer, For list of external speakers view conference programme.

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May
23

'"The Prince" Among Men: Bismarck, Rationality and the Rarity of Realpolitik'

Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 16:00

CIS Event. What is Realpolitik and how common is it? In this talk, Brian Rathbun will argue that Realpolitik is the pursuit of egoistic interests under structural constraints in international politics, most importantly......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Brian Rathbun

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May
23

'Guinea Worm in the History of Northern Ghana, 1900-2000'

Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 17:00

This is the fifth seninar in the African History & Politics Seminar Series. Based at the School of African Studies in London David is currently reseraching the history of public health, disease control and health......read more

Speaker(s): David Bannister (SOAS)

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May
24

'Strategy and War in the Modern Age'

Tue, 24 May 2016 @ 17:00

Professor Black studied at Queens' College Cambridge, St John's College Oxford, and Merton College Oxford before joining the University of Durham as a lecturer in 1980. There he gained his PhD and ultimately his......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Jeremy Black MBE (University of Exeter)

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May
26

'Ottoman Despotism: The Story of a Construct, from Melanchthon to Montesquieu'

Thu, 26 May 2016 @ 14:00

This is the fifth in a series of eight research seminars in political theory. Sir Noel Malcolm is a former political and foreigh affairs journalist with The Spectator and the Daily Telegraph. Sir Malcolm's main research......read more

Speaker(s): Sir Noel Malcolm, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

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May
27

'Utopia: History, Theory and the Future'

Fri, 27 May 2016 - Sat, 28 May 2016

2016 is the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, the book that gave a new name, and a new form, to the old practice of imagining how humans might best coexist. This two-day international conference will bring together......read more

Speaker(s): David Leopold, Zofia Stemplowska, other speakers include: Lea Ypi, Richard Tuck, Sophie Smith, Richard Serjeantson, Danilo Scholz, Joanne Paul, Hussein Omar, Charles Mills, Jamie Martin,Katrina Forrester, Greg Claeys and Duncan Bell.

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May
27

'Seeing Freely: Isaiah Berlin on Political Ethics and Political Judgment'

Fri, 27 May 2016 @ 17:00

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Speaker(s): Joshua Cherniss (Georgetown)

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Jun
02

'The Problem of the State'

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 @ 14:00

This is the sixth in a series of eight research seminars in political theory. Professor Niko Kolodny is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California. Professor Kolodny was previously Assistant Professor of......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Niko Kolodny (University of California, Berkley)

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Jun
02

Lord Stewart Wood and Lord Danny Finkelstein: ‘What Does Internationalism Mean in the UK Today: A Debate'

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 @ 17:00

The third of four seminars in the 2016 Fulbright Seminar Series held at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, Lord Stewart Wood and Lord Danny Finkelstein will be speaking on 'What does Internationalism Mean in the......read more

Speaker(s): Lord Stewart Wood and Lord Danny Finkelstein

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Jun
09

'Acknowledging Equality'

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 @ 14:00

This is the sixth in a series of eight research seminars in political theory. Dr Bejan is Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford and has previously taught at the University of Toronto and as a Mellon......read more

Speaker(s): Teresa M. Bejan

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Jun
10

'The European Refugee Crisis: What is to be Done?' Fulbright Lecture by Prof. Michael Ignatieff

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 @ 17:00

Pembroke is pleased to announce that the 2016 Fulbright Lecture on International Relations will be given by Professor Michael Ignatieff, the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Shorenstein Center on Media,......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Ignatieff (Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School)

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Jun
15

Professor Josef Joffe: 'The End of the ‘End of History‘ and the Return of Power Politics'

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 @ 17:00

The fourth and final seminar in the 2016 Fulbright Seminar Series held at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, Professor Josef Joffe will be speaking on 'The End of History' and the Return of Power Politics'....read more

Speaker(s): Professor Josef Jeffe (Editor, Die Zeit)

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Jun
16

'What Kind of Right is the Right to Citizenship?'

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 @ 14:00

This is the eighth and final research seminar in political theory. Dr. Patti Lenard is an Associate Professor of Ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Her......read more

Speaker(s): Patti Lenard, Associate Professor Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

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Jun
16

'A Feminist Journey Through IR'

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 @ 16:00

CIS Event co-sponsored by the Oxford International Relations Society (IR Soc). Professor J Ann Tickner (Professor Emerita, University of Southern California) will give a presentation based on her recent book, A......read more

Speaker(s): J Ann Tickner (Professor Emerita, University of Southern California)

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Jun
27

'Oxford Summer Institute 2016'

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 @ 10:00

Oxford Q-Step Summer Institute is offering enhanced training in Quantitative Methods for social science undergraduates from universities across the UK, through a programme of lectures and data lab sessions with......read more

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Jul
14

'Workshop on Justice and Risk'

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 @ 09:00

Risk is both a pervasive feature of political life and a recurring issue in theorising about justice. The sense that economic life is becoming more uncertain for many, for example through the growth of zero-hours......read more

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