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?' Register here. 19 January '17 David Halpern 'Inside the Nudge Unit: How Experiments can change Human Behavior and Government Policy' Register here. 26 January '17 Margaret Hodge MP 'Called to Account: How Corporate Bad Behaviour and Government Waste Combine to Cost us Millions' Register here.
- The Constitution Unit
Date & Time Title Speaker Venue 8 December '16 - 1pm Public Appointments: should Ministers have more control? Sir David Normington 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
24 January 2017, 6.15pm
Sweet Talk: Paternalism and Collective Action in North-South Trade Relations Book on Eventbrite
31 January 2017, 6.15pm
The Promise and Pitfalls of Multisectoral Global Funds: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund Book on Eventbrite 07 February 2017, 6.15pm
Reconstructing Borders in an Era of Globalization
Book on Eventbrite 21 February 2017, 11am
Sustainable Development Goals and Global Economic Governance
Book on Eventbrite
- Legal & Political Theory
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 email@example.com 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
Date & Time
5th October 2016 Timothy Fowler (Bristol) Accidents of Birth and Agency: The Control Argument for FEO 26th October 2016 Teresa Bejan (Oxford) Acknowledging Equality (Or, Hobbes and Hats)" 2nd November 2016 Katrina Forrester (Queen Mary) Reparations, History and the Origins of Global Justice 16th November 2016 Massimo Renzo (KCL) Revolution and Intervention *22nd November 2016 Lawrence Sager (Texas) Putting Law In Its Place (special session - 6 pm - Committee Room) 30th November 2016 Anne Phillips (LSE) Gender and Modernity 7th December 2016 Hugh Lazenby (Glasgow) Permissible Secrets: Reasonable Disclosure and Informed Consent in Sexual Relations 17 January 2017
Patrick Tomlin (Reading) 31 January 2017
Victor Tadros (Warwick) 14 February 2017 (RW)
Alex Sarch (Surrey) 28 February 2017
Michael Otsuka (LSE) 14 March 2017
Chiara Cordelli (Chicago) 2 May 2017
Zofia Stemplowska (Oxford) 16 May 2017
Jane Mansbridge (Harvard) 30 May 2017
Philipe van Parijs (Louvain)
- Religion & Political Theory
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.
Date & Time
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'