Work in Progress Seminars 2010-2011

Wednesday 25th May 12.00-1.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Taulant Guma (CEES) will give a presentation on:

'Developing an analytical framework for studying social security and risks amongst Central and East European migrants living in Glasgow'

Wednesday 1st June 15.00-16.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Zuleykha Mail Zada (CEES) will give a presentation based on her PhD research to date:
"Reassembling the Right to Health from Soviet Communism to Ideologies of Global Health Securities"

The presentation will explore post-humanism as a possible approach in understanding the re-entrance of human rights into health in the context of post-Soviet international politics.

Wednesday 23rd March, 15.00-16.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Professor Geoff Swain (University of Glasgow):
'Working with Oral and Archival Sources for the Sovietisation of Latvia, 1944-52'.

Wednesday 26th January, 15.00-16.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Liam O’Shea (St. Andrews University):
‘Chaos, Chaos Theory and Crime and Policing in the former Soviet Union (How do we analyse the complexity of crime and policing in the FSU and promote more humane policing practices?)

Wednesday 15th December, 15.00-16.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Jack Sharples 'Russia's External Gas Policy - Experiences of Fieldwork in Russia'.

The session will draw on Jack's doctoral research on 'Russia's External Gas Policy', and his recent experience of fieldwork in Russia.

Wednesday 10th November, 15.00-16.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Work in Progress session on fieldwork
The session will comprise a number of brief presentations by staff and students which will focus on a range of issues relating to carrying out fieldwork/archive work in the region including: practicalities; problems; preparations; methods; positive/negative experiences. After the presentations there will be lots of time for a general discussion and questions. 

The session will be particularly useful for those going out on fieldwork/to do archive work in the near future and for those who are just starting their PhD, it will be a good opportunity to think about future plans.

Wednesday 13th October 15.00-16.30
Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens

Eamonn Butler  'The EU’s Roma Actorness: Implications of Developing a Roma Strategy for Europe'

Recent events in France concerning the 'voluntary' expulsion of Roma migrants from Romania and Bulgaria and the subsequent war-of-words between the French Government and Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, highlights many questions about the EU's ability or desire to act in this matter and reflects demand for a coherent Roma Strategy to be developed. This work-in-progress seminar asks to what extent developments approaching the Roma problem at an EU level can be explained by classic European integration theories such as neoliberal intergovernmentalism and neofunctionalist institutionalism.