Lectures and talks

students at eventThe 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.

Forthcoming lectures and talks

Drones as Air Proscription?  The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

Drones as Air Proscription? The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

Date
Monday 22nd February 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 417
Description
Speaker: Clive Jones, Durham University.
Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

Date
Wednesday 24th February - Thursday 5th May 2016
Description
Modern Languages / IGS Seminar, Dr Elizabeth Andersen (University of Newcastle)
Gender, peace-building and the politics of space

Gender, peace-building and the politics of space

Date
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Location:
Room 112 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Dr Laura J. Shepherd. Discussant: Dr Emma Foster
Unpacking the presidential toolbox: coalitional presidentialism from a cross-regional perspective

Unpacking the presidential toolbox: coalitional presidentialism from a cross-regional perspective

Date
Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Room 113
Description
Speaker: Professor Paul Chaisty, Oxford University. Discussant: Dr Richard Connolly.
Playing by the Rules: Obama, Syria, and Chemical Weapons

Playing by the Rules: Obama, Syria, and Chemical Weapons

Date
Thursday 3rd March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Michelle Bentley is Lecturer in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.
"Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

"Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

Date
Wednesday 9th March - Thursday 5th May 2016
Description
Modern Languages / IGS Seminar, Dr Emily Oliver (King's College, London)
The Eurozone crisis and Greek foreign policy

The Eurozone crisis and Greek foreign policy

Date
Wednesday 9th March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Room 113
Description
Speaker: Professor James Pettifer. Discussant: Dr George Kyris.
Democracy in Crisis? Pressures from above, below and within

Democracy in Crisis? Pressures from above, below and within

Date
Wednesday 16th March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Room 113
Description
Speaker: Professor Yannis Papadopoulos. Discussant: Dr Nicole Scicluna.
The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

Date
Thursday 5th May 2016
Description
On 05 May 2016, the 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. The conference will be attended by some 50 IGS alumni, many of whom have gone on to become leading scholars in their respective fields, and will include panels on 'German History and Culture', 'German Politics', and 'Germany in the World'.
'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

Date
Thursday 23rd June 2016
Description
Dr. Magnus Brechtken (Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich)