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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

Feb
28

'OxPo Academic Exchanges Information Meeting'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 @ 12:30

OxPo facilitates scholarly exchanges and collaborative projects between Sciences Po in Paris (sociology, history, political science and international relations) and the Departments of Sociology, Politics and......read more

Speaker(s): Stephen Whitefield

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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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Feb
28

'Conflict and Migration: From Consensual Movement to Exploitation by Organised Crime'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 @ 13:00

A light sandwich lunch is served at 12.50pm. All are welcome.
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Speaker(s): Dr Sasha Jesperson (St Mary’s University)

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Feb
28

'Syrian-Israeli Relations in Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

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Speaker(s): Nir Boms (Tel Aviv University), Matthieu Cimino (Oxford)

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Mar
01

'Revisiting democratic principles in highly interconnected settings (like the EU)'

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 @ 12:30

Revisiting democratic principles in highly interconnected settings (like the EU). The European Union is exposing the problems of contemporary European democracies and forcing us to rethink our very notion of democracy for......read more

Speaker(s): Simona Piattoni (University of Trento / University of Agder)

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Mar
01

'How President Trump will impact Think Tanks, Public Policy and Governance’

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 @ 13:00

Trump could cause ‘the death of think tanks as we know them’", writes Josh Rogin in the Washington Post. Anti-science sentiment is rampant in parts of the population, not only in the US but also in the UK, where......read more

Speaker(s): Professor James G. McGann (Lauder Institute and Director of Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania)

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Mar
02

'Sectors, Pollution, and Trade: How industrial interests shape domestic positions on global climate agreements'

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 @ 12:30

Discussant: Lea Wisken (DPIR)
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Speaker(s): Federica Genovese (University of Essex)

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Mar
02

'Rethinking how Japan does politics'

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 @ 14:00

Nissan Institute Seminar in Japanese Studies. Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to check on the Institutes website in case there has been a cancellation or change of venue http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/events...read more

Speaker(s): Arthur Stockwin (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies) and Kweku Ampiah (Leeds University)

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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 Hutchings (Queen Mary University of London)

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Mar
02

'The Fragmentation of Global Justice'

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 @ 16:30

Abstract: Some hold that different principles of global justice apply to different practices or relationships.  They thus propose one set of principles for trade, say, another set for the environment, another set for......read more

Speaker(s): Simon Caney

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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
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'Toward a Theory of Social Institutions'

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 @ 12:30

This event has been postponed

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Speaker(s): Ellen Lust (Gothenburg)

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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
03

'The Militarisation of the Chinese Citizen: the Impact of Japan'

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 @ 17:00

This presentation will discuss how militarism was used to subordinate the modern idea of citizenship to social and political hierarchy in the transition from late Qing to early Republican China. The role of Japanese......read more

Speaker(s): Christopher R. Hughes

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Mar
06

'Migrant Remittances and Political Participation'

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 @ 12:15

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Speaker(s): Barry Maydom (University of 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
07

'The Devastation is Very Important to Me': Donald Trump and Nuclear Weapons'

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 @ 13:00

A light sandwich lunch is served at 12.50pm. All are welcome.
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Speaker(s): Dr Jeffrey Michaels (King’s College, London)

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Mar
09

'The Political Economy of Cool Japan: the paradox of Japan’s creative industries policy'

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 @ 14:00

Nissan Institute Seminar in Japanese Studies. Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to check on the Institutes website in case there has been a cancellation or change of venue http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/events ...read more

Speaker(s): Henry Laurence (Bowdoin College, Maine)

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Mar
09

DPIR TechTalk: 'Uses of Text and Network Analysis in Politics and the Social Sciences'

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 @ 14:30

The DPIR TechTalks series introduce opportunities offered by computational analysis for social science - everyone is welcome to attend! We have two speakers: Professor Stephen Pulman, Department of Computer Science,......read more

Speaker(s): Professor Scott Pulman, Dr Scott Hale

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Mar
09

'The Destructive Power of Manichean Ideologies'

Thu, 09 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): Roger Griffin (Brookes)

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Mar
09

'Tu Quoque: Hypocrisy, double standards, and global justice'

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 @ 16:30

Abstract: Public discourse on global justice is riddled with condemnatory judgements. Yet those who utter those judgements have themselves committed, or are complicitous in, injustice – hence the accusation of Tu......read more

Speaker(s): Cecile Fabre

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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
15

'The New Politics of Authoritarianism'

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 @ 09:15

Conference showcasing cutting-­‐edge research on authoritarian politics, including presentations from Jennifer Gandhi (Emory) and Milan Svolik (Yale). Please see the website for more information. DRAFT PROGRAMME POSTER This......read more

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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
06

OxPeace annual Day-Conference: ‘Positive Peace: Concepts and Practice'

Sat, 06 May 2017 @ 09:30

Speakers include: Lord Alderdice (Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Harris Manchester College, Oxford), Mark Segal (DFID, on peace and the SDGs), Phil Vernon (Programme Director, International Alert,......read more

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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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