Events and Seminars at Department of Political Science
Distinguished external speakers that form a unique part of our teaching programme. Please click below to view the different events.
- Policy & Practice
The SPP Policy and Practice Seminar Series includes presentations of scholarly research and talks by high-profile policy makers, practitioners and academics. They take place on Thursdays between 6.15 and 8pm during term time in Roberts Building, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre. These are public events: all students and the general public are welcome to attend. The seminars are followed by drinks reception until 9pm in Roberts Foyer. Please note that some of the events are taking place at SPP Council Room.
2016/17 Policy and Practice Seminar Series
Date & Time
6 October '16
Chaired by Professor Kristin Bakke.
13 October '16 Mariana Mazzucato
Chaired by Professor Robert Hazell.
'Rethinking Capitalism: Can better economics generate more successful economic policy?' 20 October '16 Geoff Dancy
Chaired by Dr Rod Abouharb
'Human Rights Pragmatism in a Reactionary World' 3 November '16 Han Dorussen
Chaired by Dr Nils Metternich
'Get Ready: Syria will need peace-keepers' 17 November '16 Luuk van Middelaar
Chaired by Dr Christine Reh
'Europe after Brexit: Freedom and Protection in a Crisis-Driven Union' 24 November '16 Nils Metternich
Chaired by Dr Jennifer Hudson
'What's next for the US?: The 2016 Election and Expectations for a Trump Presidency'. 1 December '16 Dame Anne Owers 'Guarding the Guards' 8 December '16 Albert Weale 'The Democratic Duty to Oppose Brexit' 15 December '16
Save the Children 'Children of War: When Playground becomes Battleground' 12 January '17 Vijay Rangarajan 'Zombies in the Fog: What should be Afraid of?' 19 January '17 David Halpern 'Inside the Nudge Unit: How Experiments can change Human Behavior and Government Policy' 26 January '17 Margaret Hodge MP 'Called to Account: How Corporate Bad Behaviour and Government Waste Combine to Cost us Millions' 2 February '17 Andreas Dur 'Why do we see so much public opposition to TTIP? The politicization of trade policy in Europe'. 9 February '17 Nick Clegg 'Brexit: A Challenge for Europe and the UK' 23 February '17 Alexander Kramarenko 'Russia's Foreign Policy: Should we be Concerned?' 2 March '17 Scilla Elworthy 'Why Current Xenophobia and Thuggish Behavior is a Challenge to up our Game and our Consciousness' 9 March '17 Rebecca Johnson
Member of Integrate UK TBC
'Violence Against Women: Are We Doing Enough?' Register here. 16 March '17 Niall Couper 'The Importance of Media in the 2017 World and why Human Rights Needs Media More than Ever.' Register here.
- The Constitution Unit
Date & Time Title Speaker Venue 15 May 2017, 6.30-8pm Nationalism should not be confused with patriotism - our divided politics. Ruth Davidson MSP UCL Cruciform Building 22 May 2017, 6-7.30pm Reassesing the Fixed Term Parliaments Act Prof Gavin Phillipson / Carl Gardner Council Room, School of Public Policy
- Global Governance Institute
The Global Governance Institute has a varied program of seminars and keynote lectures.
For details and to sign up to events, please see www.ucl.ac.uk/global-governance/events.
Date & Time
15 June 2017, 6.30pm Jane Guyer
Turbulence, Change and Interruption: Working with Informality in West Africa Book on Eventbrite
- Legal & Political Theory
During Tuesdays of the spring and summer terms, the UCL Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy runs an interdepartmental colloquium in normative theory. The papers are read in advance, so the total time is devoted to discussion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list, through which the papers are distributed.
More information about Legal and Political Theory at UCL here.
2016/17 Legal and Political Theory Seminar Series
Date & Time
17 January 2017
Patrick Tomlin (Reading) 'Proportionality in War: Fallacies of Composition' 31 January 2017
Victor Tadros (Warwick) 'A Moral Law for War' 14 February 2017 (RW)
Alex Sarch (Surrey) 'Who Cares What you Think? Criminal Culpability and the Irrelevance of Unmanifested Mental States' 28 February 2017
Michael Otsuka (LSE) 'Determinism and the Value and Fairness of Equal Chances' 14 March 2017
Chiara Cordelli (Chicago) 'The Intrinsic Wrong of Privatisation' 2 May 2017
Zofia Stemplowska (Oxford) To be announced 12 May 2017
09:00 - 18:30
Jeremy Waldron, Corey Brettschneider, etc. 'Dangerous Speech'
16 May 2017
Jane Mansbridge (Harvard) 'Representation Under Strain: Confronting the Representative - Constituent Chasm' 30 May 2017
Philipe van Parijs (Louvain) 'Just Europe'