Events 2014-15

Events 2014-15

3-7 Sep 2014: European Consortium for Political Research General Conference 2014

Date: Wed 3-7 Sep 2014
Time: 12:00
Venue: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

For full details please visit the conference website: www.gla.ac.uk/ecpr2014

 

9 Sep 2014: Choosing the Future: How Scotland’s Citizens Might Vote. Stevenson Trust for Citizenship Lecture Series 2012-14

Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building

Speaker: Professor John Curtice (Professor of Government at Strathclyde University and Honorary Stevenson Fellow)

This lecture continues the Stevenson Trust series of lectures:
Scotland's Citizens: The Referendum and Beyond

Professor John Curtice will take us through the latest indications from the opinion polls. Informal reception afterwards.

Free and open to all members of staff and students of the University and members of the general public.

 

11 Sep 2014: Kicking the Life Back into a Dying Mutual Friend: A Letter from America on Independence. Stevenson Trust for Citizenship Lecture Series 2012-14

Date: Thu 11 Sep 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Boyd Orr Lecture theatre 1

Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University)

This lecture continues the Stevenson Trust series of lectures:
Scotland's Citizens: The Referendum and Beyond

Professor Ferguson hails from Glasgow and has built an international reputation for his work. The publication in 2003 of 'Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World' cemented his reputation as an historian of global sweep. As this work indicates, Niall Ferguson remains committed to the continuation of the Union.

Free and open to all members of staff and students of the University and members of the general public.

 

15 Sep 2014: The Decline (and possibly imminent fall?) of the Anglo-Scottish Union, 1950-2014. Stevenson Trust for Citizenship Lecture Series 2012-14

Date: Mon 15 Sep 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Boyd Orr Lecture theatre 1

Speaker: Professor Sir Tom Devine (Professor of History at Edinburgh University)

This lecture continues the Stevenson Trust series of lectures:
Scotland's Citizens: The Referendum and Beyond

Professor Sir Tom Devine’s 'The Scottish Nation 1700-2000', published in 1999 and since updated to 2007, brought his work to a wider readership and established him as Scotland’s leading authority on its modern history. Tom Devine has recently declared himself in favour of Independence.

Free and open to all members of staff and students of the University and members of the general public.

 

16 Sep 2014: Panel discussion: Pre-Referendum Special. Stevenson Trust for Citizenship Lecture Series 2012-14

Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building

Speaker: Professor Sir Tom Devine (Professor of History at Edinburgh University)

This lecture continues the Stevenson Trust series of lectures:
Scotland's Citizens: The Referendum and Beyond

A panel discussion on the referendum, responding to audience questions. The panel comprises academic experts who remain neutral and seek only to offer analysis of the debate and the key issues. Informal reception afterwards.

Free and open to all members of staff and students of the University and members of the general public.

 

23 Sep 2014: How Scotland’s Citizens Voted. Stevenson Trust for Citizenship Lecture Series 2012-14

Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building

Speaker: Professor John Curtice (Professor of Government at Strathclyde University and Honorary Stevenson Fellow)

This lecture continues the Stevenson Trust series of lectures:
Scotland's Citizens: The Referendum and Beyond

Professor John Curtice will join us again to offer an analysis of the vote. Informal reception afterwards.

Free and open to all members of staff and students of the University and members of the general public.

 

22 Oct 2014: Communism's Shadow: The Effect of Communist Legacies on Post-Communist Political and Economic Attitudes

Date: Wed 22 Oct 2014
Time: 16:00
Venue: Room 718, Adam Smith Building

Presenter: Joshua Tucker (New York University)

Seminar arranged in association with Central and East European Studies

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

23 Oct 2014: The Challenge of Good Citizenship Today: Memory, Hope, and the Current Crisis of Trust

Date: Thu 23 Oct 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building (corner of Gibson St and University Ave)

Stevenson Trust for Citizenship Lecture Series 2012-14

Speaker: Professor Werner Jeanrond (Master of St Benet’s Hall at Oxford University and formerly Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University)

Professor Werner Jeanrond is a leading theologian, one who is always concerned to relate matters of faith to questions of everyday life. In his lecture, Professor Jeanrond will address themes which occupy many of us at this time as we reflect on the lessons to be drawn from the dreadful events which commenced one hundred years ago. As we reflect on the crisis of that time, and on more contemporary crises, we seem to be cast between memory and hope. As Professor Jeanrond says: “There is no innocent memory. What role might hope play in this situation? How could citizens retrieve hope as a resource for facing an uncertain future? How could just institutions be built? In sum, how much and what kind of memory and how much and what kind of hope are necessary for a healthy society? And how can each one of us contribute to a society characterised by justice, mercy and radical hope?”

This Stevenson lecture is offered as being part of the University's commemoration of WW1. The lecture is followed by an informal reception.

Stevenson Lectures are free and open to members of the general public. School parties are asked to contact the Stevenson Trust in advance.

For further details, visit our website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/stevensontrust or email: stevensontrust@glasgow.ac.uk

 

27 Oct 2014: Terrorist Havens, Pirate Capitals and Bandit Country: The internal and external discursive framing of violent conflict – early results from a research project

Date: Mon 27 Oct 2014
Time: 16:00
Venue: Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Presenter: Roger MacGinty (Peace and Conflict Studies, Manchester University) 

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

29 Oct 2014: Conflict in the Congo: Responses from the International Community

Date: Wed 29 Oct 2014
Time: 16:00
Venue: Senate Room, Main Building

Co-hosted by Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN), Glasgow Global Security Network (GGSN) and University of Glasgow's Coalition for a 'Conflict-Free' Campus

For over two decades the Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by violence and instability with multiple armed groups fighting to control local populations and mineral resources. This event aims to explore some of the international efforts to bring an end to this conflict.

Speakers

  • Dr. Kurt Mills, University of Glasgow
  • Percy Patrick, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund
  • TBC, Global Witness
  • Bandi Mbubi, Congo Calling

 

17 Nov 2014: Residential Concentration, Ethnicity and Party Competition Effects on the Representation of Immigrant-Origin Minorities at the Local Level in Spain

Date: Mon 17 Nov 2014
Time: 16:00
Venue: Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Presenter: Santiago Perez-Nievas (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

19 Jan 2015: Looking Good For Election Day: Do Perceptions of Attractiveness Predict Electoral Success?"

Date: Mon 19 Jan 2015
Time: 16:00
Venue: Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Presenter: Caitlin Milazzo (University of Nottingham)

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

16 Feb 2015: State Withdrawal and Ethnic Demobilization: A Global Analysis

Date: Mon 16 Feb 2015
Time: 16:00
Venue: Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Presenters: Stephen Bloom, Philip Habel (University of Glasgow) and Buddy Peyton

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

9 Mar 2015: New Directions in Global Development: The Multilateral Development Banks and the Global Financial Crisis

Date: Mon 9 Mar 2015
Time: 16:00
Venue: Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Presenter: Paul Cammack (City University of Hong Kong)

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

23 Mar 2015: What Being in the Euro and the Debate over Independence Tells Us About the Politics of Money: A Disconsolate Analysis

Date: Mon 23 Mar 2015
Time: 17:00
Venue: Room 916, Adam Smith Building

Mackenzie Lecture

Presenter: Mark Blyth (Brown University, Providence RI)

The Politics Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958.

Contact: Stephen.White@glasgow.ac.uk

 

20-23 Jul 2015: Themes from Smith and Rousseau 2015

Date: Mon 20-23 Jul 2015
Time: 12:00
Venue: University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

A joint meeting of the International Adam Smith Society and the Rousseau Association at the University of Glasgow July 20th -22nd 2015. The meeting aims to bring together scholars to discuss the shared interests and the relationship between two prominent members of the Enlightenment. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Adam Smith (1723-1790) are two of the foremost thinkers of the European Enlightenment, thinkers who made seminal contributions to moral and political philosophy and who shaped some of the key concepts of modern political economy. The intellectual influence of Rousseau on Smith has become a matter of increasing scholarly interest. Smith’s first published work was a letter to the Edinburgh Review (1756) where he discusses contemporary philosophy, the Encyclopédie and Rousseau’s Discours sur l‘origine et les fondemens de l’inégalité parmi les hommes (1755). The discussion comes at a key point in Smith’s intellectual development as he was engaged in writing the Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) which emerged to great acclaim and established his international reputation.

We’ll explore the ideas and shared concerns of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in a series of workshop panels divided into three broad themes: Morality, Politics and Smith and Rousseau. The Meeting is supported by a grant from the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Scheme.

Adam Smith was a student, professor and rector of the University of Glasgow.

Contact: Dr Craig Smith, Adam Smith Lecturer in the Scottish Enlightenment, School of Social and Political Sciences (Craig.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk)

Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/smithrousseau2015