Lectures and talks In 'Events' EventsLectures and talksVisits and open daysApplicant visit daysOnline Chats with our staff and studentsExecutive development programmes Back to 'School of Government and Society' The departments in the School of Government and Society hosts a number of seminars throughout the academic year term which focuses on a range of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone. IDD Guest Seminar Series 2015/16 POLSIS Seminar Series 2015/16 ICCS seminar series 2015/16 IGS Seminars Forthcoming lectures and talks The Next Great Hope: The Humanitarian Initiative and Nuclear Weapons DateWednesday 4th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower Room 417DescriptionSpeaker: Dr Jan Ruzicka (University of Aberystwyth), Chair: Professor Nicholas J Wheeler (Director, ICCS). The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside DateThursday 5th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, Room G15Descriptionthe Institute for German Studies (IGS) will hold a one-day conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its official opening by the then German Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel. Keynote speaker: Dr. Wilhelm Schönfelder, Germany's former Ambassador to the European Union. ESRC seminar - New Methodologies and the Gender Dimensions of Conflict Data DateWednesday 11th May 2016Location: University of ManchesterDescriptionThe seminar will highlight feminist interventions, scoping ways of gendering research tools and asking: do technological advances in data-gathering help ameliorate or reinforce the gendered nature of research processes? What new research tools do feminist methodologies offer? How are different understandings of gender shaping our conflict knowledge? Congo's environmental paradox: Potential and predation in a land of plenty DateWednesday 11th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, Room 417DescriptionSpeaker: Dr Theodore Trefon (Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa and ERAIFT/University of Kinshasa) Irish discourses on Germany - from the Economic Crash of 2008 to the Centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016 DateTuesday 17th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, Room 429DescriptionIGS Project Research Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside, Dr. Joachim Fischer (University of Limerick) Graphic Encounters: Coming to Terms with Germany's Past and Present in Contemporary Graphic Novels DateThursday 19th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, Room 415DescriptionIGS Project Research Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside, Professor Christina Kraenzle (York University, Toronto) & Dr Nina Mickwitz (University of the Arts, London) Curating Recent German History: The exhibition 'Unification - German Society in Transition' DateTuesday 24th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, Room 429DescriptionIGS / Modern Languages Joint Seminar, Dr. Doris Müller-Toovey (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin)" "The Prince" Among Men: Bismarck, the Psychology of Realism, and International Relations DateFriday 27th May 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, room 420DescriptionSpeaker: Professor Brian Rathbun (University of Southern California) Drones as Air Proscription? The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective DateMonday 6th June 2016Location: Muirhead Tower Room 417DescriptionSpeaker: Clive Jones, Durham University. 'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf' DateThursday 23rd June 2016Location: Muirhead Tower, Room 417DescriptionSpeaker: Prof. Dr. Magnus Brechtken. Discussant: Prof. Maiken Umbach (University of Nottingham).