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Distinguished external speakers that form a unique part of our teaching programme

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 6.15pm and 7.45pm during term time in Roberts G06 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.

2016/17 Policy and Practice Seminar Series

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6 October '16

Srdja Popovic

Chaired by Professor Kristin Bakke. 

'New Media and Social Movements: How internet has changed popular mobilizing'   
13 October '16

Mariana Mazzucato
Michael Jacobs
Wendy Carlin
Richard Davies

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' Register here.
3rd November '16  Han Dorussen
Ismene Gizelis
Vincenzo Bove
Andrea Ruggeri 
Govinda Clayton 
Hannah Smidt 

Chaired by Dr Nils Metternich 
'Get Ready: Syria will need peace-keepers'  Register here.
Date & Time Title Speaker Venue
21 April 2016, 6pm Brexit: Its Consequences for Whitehall & Westminster

Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Professor Hussein Kassim, UEA, co-author of The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century

Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT, Gower Street
5 May 2016, 6pm Brexit: Its Consequences for the EU’s Political System Professor Simon Hix, Professor of Political Science, LSE Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT, Gower Street
19 May 2016, 6pm Brexit: Its Consequences for Devolution & the Union

Jim Gallagher, former Director General, Devolution Strategy, Cabinet Office; Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow; Associate Member, Nuffield College, Oxford

Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Professor of Politics, University of Ulster

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, QMUL, author of Constitutional Law of the European Union

Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT, Gower Street
2 June 2016, 6pm Brexit: Its Consequences for Other Member States

Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University Institute (EUI), Florence, and author of Ireland and the European Union

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform and former Senior Research Fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs

Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT, Gower Street
16 June 2016, 6pm The UCL EU Referendum Debate: To Remain or To Leave? Speaker details will be announced in due course. Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way

Global Governance Institute

The Global Governance Institute has a varied program of seminars and keynote lectures.

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19 January 2016
Prof Halvard Buhaug
Climate Wars? A Comment.
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02 February 2016
Prof Saskia Sassen
Who has the power to make borders in today's world?
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 08 February
Daniel Franklin
 The World in 2016
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 09 February 2016
Prof Monica Serrano
Norms in conflict. The international drug control regime and human rights.
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 29 February 2016
Prof Leif Wenar
Blood Oil! - Professor Leif Wenar groundbreaking new book Register for this event
 22 March 2016
Michele Stua
Towards a global low-carbon transition. Challenges and opportunities concerning the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Register for this event
 03 May 2016
Natalie Samarasinghe
The United Nations - has our global experiment worked? Register for this event
 05 May 2016
Prof Aseem Prakash
The Civil Society Project: What Went Wrong? Register for this event
10 May 2016
Lord Mervyn King
The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy? - a book by Mervyn King Register for this event
09 June 2016
Prof Jack Donnelly
The Governance Structure of 21st-Century International Society Register for this event
 24 June 2016
John Knox
Climate change – the greatest threat to human rights in the 21st century Register for this event

The UCL Legal & Political Theory Seminars take place on select Wednesdays between 5 pm and 7 pm in the Council Room of the UCL Department of Political Science at 29/30 Tavistock Square. The papers are read in advance, so the total time is devoted to discussion. Please email to request a copy of a paper or to be added to the distribution email list.

More information about Legal and Political Theory at UCL here.

2016/17 Legal and Political Theory Seminar Series
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5 October '16 Timothy Folwer (Bristol)  'Accidents of Birth and Agency: The Control Argument for FEO'  Council Room 
26 October '16  Teresa Bejan (Oxford)  'Acknowledging Equality (or, Hobbes and Hats)' Council Room
2 November '16  Katrina Forrester (Queen Mary) 'Reparations, History and the Origins of Global Justice'  Council Room
16 November '16  Massimo Renzo (KCL) 'Revolution and Intervention'  Rockfeller Building 337 David Sacks 

22 November '16 

Please note this is taking place on a Tuesday. 

Lawrence Sager (Texas)  'Putting Law in its Place'

Committee Room

Please note that this talk will be starting at 4.30pm.

30 November '16  Anne Phillips (LSE) 'Gender and Modernity'  Council Room
7 December '16  Hugh Lazenby (Glasgow)  'Permissible Secrets: Reasonable Disclosure and Informed Consent in Sexual Relations'  Council Room

This lecture series showcases the work of prominent international scholars in the study of religion and political theory. It is organised by UCL’s Religion and Political Theory (RAPT) Centre. It is open to all.

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24 November '15  Lawrence Sager  'Why Churches (And, Possibly, The Tarpon Bay Women’s Deep Water Fishing Club) Can Discriminate'  
10 December '15  Cecile Laborde  'Is Liberalism Secular?'  
28 January '16  Click register for more information 'Religion and Public Justification Workshop'   
28 January '16 Daniel Statman  'Religious Arguments in the Public Sphere'   
24 February '16  Click register for more information  'Round-table on Religious Discrimination'   
11 April '16 Click register for more information Workshop on Alan Patten's book, 'Equal Recognition' 
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12 May '16 Professor Julian Rivers   
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09 June '16 Click register for more information  Workshop on Cecile Laborde's manuscript, 'Liberalism's Religion'
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