All of our events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.  Some events may require you to pre-book. 

Glasgow University venues can be found on the campus map.

Human Rights Research Students' Conference

Thursday 9th November 2017
Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow

This Postgraduate Research Students’ Conference is a conference series aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice. The conference aims to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies, and to facilitate the dissemination of such research.

Registration is now open.  Visit the Conference webpage for full details and the call for papers.


Minority Protection and the Concept of Genocide

Wednesday 22nd November, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Adam Smith Building, Room 916, University of Glasgow

Dr Damien Short, Reader in Human Rights and Director of the Human Rights Consortium at School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Chair: Dr Matthew Waites, Sociology

Joint seminar with Sociology as part of the Sociology Seminar Series, 2017-18.


Genocide and Global Queer Politics

Genocide and Global Queer Politics: Contesting the Meaning of Genocide in Relation to Uganda and The Gambia

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Adam Smith Building, Room 916, University of Glasgow

Dr Matthew Waites, Sociology, University of Glasgow (Associate Director, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships).
Chair: Dr Vikki Turbine, Politics  (Convener of Glasgow Human Rights Network)

Joint seminar with Sociology, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships; and the Gender and Sexualities Forum - marking Human Rights Day, 10th December. Part of the Sociology Seminar Series, 2017-18.