Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. 

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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9 September - 9 October 201916:30

Regional Law firm Careers speed networking

Join us for an afternoon of networking with law firms from across the South West. Take the opportunity to talk to them about what they look for in a potential intern or trainee and what a successful application looks like. Full details
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17 - 19 September 201911:00

Welcome Week Events and Schedule

Events for incoming and current students hosted by the Department of Politics. Full details
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19 September - 20 December 2019

From Damascus to Andalucia

The message from Adib Fattel from Damascus – conveyed to you through his paintings - is a message of love, peace, tolerance and the connections that bring us together. For Adib, the world is not East or West, Islamic, Christian or Jewish, nor is it black or white. For him the world is one world, multilayered, molded by history, coloured with diversity and made more beautiful with our rich cultural heritage — be it natural or man-made. Full details
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20 September 201917:30

University of Exeter Law School in Cornwall - launch event

Join us to celebrate this unique new venture by Exeter Law School - to teach and research law primarily as an interdisciplinary subject. Full details
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25 September 201916:00

Religion and US Foreign Policy in a Postsecular World: Book Launch followed by Reception

The University of Exeter Politics Department is hosting a book event based on Gregorio Bettiza's new book, "Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World" (Oxford University Press: 2019), followed by a drinks reception.. Full details
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27 September 201915:30

Debate with your lecturers!

A student-lecturers debate, followed by a pub crawl. Full details
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30 September 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: “Evolution evolving”, Prof John Dupre (University of Exeter)

My title refers both to changes in the theory of evolution and to changes in the processes of evolution themselves. With regard to the former, I shall discuss the gradual relaxation of the hegemonic grip of so-called neo-Darwinism, as this has had to confront insights into phenomena such as the variety of modes of inheritance and of sources of novelty, the two-way interaction between organism and environment, and the widespread significance of biological plasticity. Full details
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1 October 201918:30

Careers Speed networking for Politics and IR students

Come along to our Speed Networking evening and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Politics and IR degrees! This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with a number of prestigious Politics and IR Alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice on translating an Exeter Politics or IR degree into a successful career. You will have the chance to speak with all of our 5 Alumni in 15 minute sessions. Full details
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2 October 201915:30

SPA Seminar series: Professor Cristina Grasseni (Leiden University)

Title and abstract TBA. Full details
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2 October 201918:30

Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Dr Nicola Beaumont from Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Full details
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9 October 201910:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Thomas Vetter - (Un-)learning through new communities of practice

This paper presents a qualitative case study analysis of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, (PFLA) which seeks to ‘kick the grain habit’ in ruminant farming by promoting, certifying and legitimizing purely pasture-fed production systems. Read through a social learning perspective, the paper traces how the PFLA has become established as a new and distinct community of practice. The role that unlearning plays in legitimizing new communities of practice such as the PFLA is highlighted. The PFLA case study informs debates about the potential role that new communities of practice can play in bringing alternative practices, knowledges, and products to peoples’ minds and markets. Thomas Vetter is a PhD candidate at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and was conducting fieldwork in the United Kingdom. His research interest lies in the transformation of agri-food systems and its implications for society, economy, state and the environment. Full details
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14 October 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Cultivating Bioscience Image: A New Approach to Understanding the Life Sciences and Life Science Education as Participatory Visualisation Process" David Hay (King's College London)

In this paper I set out to challenge the firmly held assumption that bioscience research is a quest for knowledge and the imperative to change, develop, modify, and manipulate things. In its place I will advance a different thesis, one that situates researchers and their objects in a line of understanding. Without contesting the obvious association that bioscience is for human benefit: healthcare, economy, conservation, and the like, I will also assert that these potential gains are only half the story and that while this goes on, there is another current of research in which human and non-human sensitivities are being cultivated by the practice of research for different – more important – reasons. Full details
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14 October 201916:00

LEEP Seminar Series - Professor David Edwards - Managing tropical agriculture to minimise biodiversity loss

ABSTRACT: Expansion of farming is the biggest driver of the global extinction crisis. In this talk I will explore options for minimising the biodiversity impact of farming, focusing on oil palm and cattle in Colombia. BIO: David Edwards is Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Sheffield, UK. He works at the nexus of land-use change, biodiversity and policy, and he has worked extensively in SE Asia and Colombia since 2006. His work has brought to light the impacts of tropical land-use change and habitat disturbance on biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning and services. He is on the Editorial Board of Current Biology. (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aps/staff-and-students/acadstaff/edwards). Full details
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16 October 20199:30

Research Review Group

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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2019, Singapore. Full details
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18 October 201915:00

St Luke's Day Lecture by Professor Daniel Mujis (Head of Research at Ofsted)

Lecture title to be confirmed. Full details
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18 October 201917:30

Penryn Campus: Where your Law degree can take you - alumni discussion panel

Come along to our Alumni discussion panel and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Law degrees!. Full details
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18 October 201917:30

Careers Discussion at Exeter Law School Cornwall / Skol an Lagha Karesk

Come along to our Alumni discussion panel and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Law degrees! This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with a number of prestigious Law Alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice careers in law. There will be a drinks and nibbles reception afterwardsin Exchange RED, where you will have chance to speak with all the Alumni. Full details
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21 October 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: 'The coordinative function of cultural conventions', Prof Marc Slors (Radboud University)

In this talk I want to argue that there is an intimate connection between trivial cultural conventions—such as social etiquette, styles of clothing and architecture and the styling of public space—and the (massive) division of roles and tasks that are characteristic of human societies. Full details
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28 October 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Connecting the plots: 176 years of Long-term Experiment data and samples" Richard Ostler (Rothamsted Research)

The Rothamsted Long-term Experiments (LTEs), started by Lawes and Gilbert between 1843 and 1856 are among the oldest continuing agricultural field experiments in the world. Seven of these early "Classicals" continue today, and more LTEs have been added since, the most recent being the Large Scale Rotation Experiments started in 2015/16.. Full details
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29 October 201910:00

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network

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29 October 201913:00

When politics and diplomacy collide; the conflict spiral in the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Presented by Dr Deborah Goodwin OBE DLitt (Hon Reading) UN Commendation. Full details
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30 October 201913:00

Creativity and Emergent Educational-futures Network (CEEN) Research Seminar

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31 October 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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6 November 201910:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Prof. Steffen Boehm

Theme: Circular economy and food in the South West. Full details
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11 November 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: Heather Barnett (University of the Arts London)

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13 November 20199:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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13 November 201915:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Beth Singler (University of Cambridge)

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19 November 201910:30

LEEP Seminar Series - Professor Ben Zissimos - Contesting an International Trade Agreement

ABSTRACT: We develop a new theoretical political economy framework, called a ‘parallel contest’, that emphasizes the political fight over trade agreement (TA) ratification within countries. TA ratification is inherently uncertain in each country, where anti- and pro-trade interest groups contest each other to influence their own governments’ ratification decision. Unlike prior literature, the protection embodied in negotiated TA tariffs reflects a balance between the liberalizing force of lobbying and inherently protectionist government preferences. Moreover, new international political externalities emerge that are not internalized by governments that just internalize terms of trade externalities. Full details
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25 November 201915:30

Egenis seminar series: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

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26 November 201913:00

Lecture by Professor Joe Elliott (Durham University)

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26 November 201914:30

GSE Staff Research Workshop

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4 December 201910:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Prof. Damian Maye

Theme: Living Labs and rural-urban governance.. Full details
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9 December 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Angela Cassidy (University of Exeter)

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11 December 20199:30

Research Review Group

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17 - 18 December 2019

Archaeological Perspectives on Conversion to Islam and Islamisation in Africa

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK. Full details
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10 - 11 January 202016:00

IOW-ARCH Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference

We are in the process of establishing an annual or biennial research meeting/conference on the archaeology, material culture and heritage of the Indian Ocean (defined as from East Africa to Japan, including Australasia) from the first millennium BC to the contemporary era. The model is likely to be similar to the annual Islamic Archaeology Day at University College London, but lasting perhaps up to two-days and with the location moving between different academic host institutions. The first conference is being held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, with financial sponsorship provided by the Centre for Islamic Archaeology. Full details
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15 January 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Professor Graham Scrambler (UCL)

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29 January 202011:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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4 February 202016:30

Lecture by Dr Antonio Olmedo (University of Bristol)

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12 February 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Lucia Angelino (Aarhus University)

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26 February 202011:30

Research Review Group

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27 February 202012:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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10 March 202010:00

GSE Staff Research Workshop

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10 March 202013:00

Lecture by Dr Franziska Felder (University of Zurich)

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11 March 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Orestis Palermos (Cardiff University)

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12 March 202011:00

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network

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18 March 20209:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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29 April 202011:30

Research Review Group

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5 May 202016:30

Lecture by Dr Aratha Sriprakash (Cambridge University)

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7 May 202011:00

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network

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13 May 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Emilia Sanabria (Paris)

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20 May 20209:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 June 202012:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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9 June 202010:00

GSE Staff Research Workshop

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9 June 202013:00

Lecture by Dr Sam Friedman (The London School of Economics and Political Science)

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10 June 202011:30

Research Review Group

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24 - 26 June 2020

ECPR SG on Regulatory Governance 2020 Conference

The 8th Biennial ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance will be taking place in 2020 at the University of Exeter from June 24 until June 26.. Full details
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15 July 20209:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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