Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the Department of Politics and International Relations. See also all events in 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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24 January 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Nicole Bolleyer, Professor in Politics, Exeter; Valeria Smirnova, University of Dusseldorf; Fabrizio di Masco, University of Turin and Alessandro Natalini, Parthenope University

‘Parliamentary Ethics Regulation in Europe: Studying the Evolution of Complex Regulatory Regimes’ (draft article). Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
30 January 2018

Q-Step : Designing Experiments

At the workshop we will consider basic principles of designing field and survey experiments. We will start with discussing the idea of causal inference and randomisation. Then we will review several experimental designs: completely randomised, stratified, paired, cluster randomised, factorial. Next, we will discuss statistical power in experiments and conclude with a review of the methods for the analysis of experimental data, such as ANOVA and linear model. The workshop will be useful for Q-Step undergraduate students planning to use experiments for their dissertations, as well as for postgraduate students.. Full details
Old Library Research Seminar Room A/B20 with Alexey Bessudnov Add this to your calendar
31 January 2018

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Janyl MOLDALIEVA (UNU-MERIT) – Playing the “Game” of Transparency and Accountability: The Agency of Communities in Kyrgyzstan’s Natural Resources Governance

Please note special time. BREXIT workshop begins at 1PM Reed Hall that day). Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
31 January 2018

Brexit: Understanding, Legitimacy and Implications

Workshop organised jointly by the Centre for Political Thought, The Centre for European Governance and the Centre for Rural Policy Research. Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
6 February 2018

Q-Step: Data Analysis - Python

TBC. Full details
Old Library Research Seminar Room A/B20 Add this to your calendar
7 February 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Sandra Kröger, Senior Lecturer in Politics

The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
7 February 2018

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Aneta BROCKHILL – Title tbc

Full details
Amory B218 Add this to your calendar
7 February 2018

Patricia Correa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exeter

‘Electoral strength and internal party asymmetry in the Spanish Popular Party’ (draft article). Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
13 February 2018

Q-Step: Text Analysis - Python

TBC. Full details
Old Library Research Seminar Room A/B20Add this to your calendar
14 February 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society

Agriculture and the Environment in Uncertain Times: Competing Positions in the Brexit Debate. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
20 February 2018

Q-Step: Longitudinal Data Analysis

In this workshop you will learn about the principles of longitudinal data analysis, when it should be used and the advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal methods. You will also be introduced to event history analysis and learn how to construct a person-year data file. Finally, you will learn to run common hazard models and create a survival curve. The workshop will be taught using STATA software with examples from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). Please note that a prior experience with regression analysis is required. Full details
Old Library PC Cluster (Level -1) Add this to your calendar
21 February 2018

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Bice MAIGUASHCA – Feminism In and Against Neoliberalism

Full details
XFI Seminar Room AAdd this to your calendar
21 February 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Alice Moseley, (Exeter), Alistair Clark (Newcastle) and Emily Rainsford (Newcastle)

Nuffield Grant Application ‘Countering Political Disaffection: Online interventions to enhance electoral registration amongst non-voting citizens'. Full details
Amory B310Add this to your calendar
27 February 2018

Q-Step : Network Analysis

The workshop provides an introduction for beginners to Social Network Analysis. It gives an overview of key concepts needed to design research that looks at social relations (networks) that connect individual units (actors), so that students can apply social network analysis to their own research. The workshop focuses on the description and visualisation of social network data, looking at structural properties of a network, as well as ideas of centrality in the network. To understand the SNA perspective, practical examples are given from academic literature, illustrative graphics from the media, and source material visualised through R. Experience in R is expected although not required. We will use a combination of slides and R code exercise. Full details
Old Library Research Seminar Room A/B20 Add this to your calendar
1 March 2018

Careers in lobbying and advocacy with Danny Kushlick (Transform Drug Policy Foundation)

Join Danny Kushlick (Founder and Head of External Affairs at Transform Drug Policy Foundation) for a workshop focusing on a career in lobbying and advocacy. Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Transform aims to educate and inspire policymakers to explore and implement the effective legal regulation of drug markets. Danny will speak about his diverse career and experiences, give an in-depth look into the work of organisations such as Transform, and give his tips on being successful in the industry. There will be a Q&A after the talk, and a drinks reception where you will have the chance to speak to Danny further. Danny Kushlick bio: Danny is the founder of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, which he started in 1996, after working in a variety of jobs in the drugs field. It was his clients' experience that led him to the understanding that prohibition is a social policy catastrophe. He worked for Bristol Drugs Project, the Big Issue Foundation, Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service and the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). He is now an internationally recognised commentator on drug and drug policy issues, with a unique combination of personal experience and broad, global view. Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you. Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
6 March 2018

Q-Step : Agent-based modeling

Though models sit at the centre of lines of social inquiry as diverse as game theory, statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, and political philosophy, all involve an attempt to describe core elements of the world in a way that helps us to understand, value, and predict that world. With Agent Based Models, computer simulations of the behaviours of many agents work deductively from simplified assumptions to create dynamic interactions that can be examined over a range of conditions to make inductive arguments about the nature of the world. In this generative reasoning approach, agents with very simple micromotives can lead to complex adaptive systems in which qualitatively different macrobehaviours emerge. How do very simple assumptions about drivers, city dwellers, and voters lead to complex emergent phenomena like traffic jams, housing segregation, and party realignment? In this lecture, I’ll introduce answers to these questions by building models of these problems and highlight tools you can use to develop your own agent based models. Full details
Old Library Research Seminar Room A/B20 Add this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Special workshop on Spaces of Conflict, Security and Development

Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Matt Lobley, Professor in Rural Resource Management

“Farmers are hefted onto land and we don't transplant very easily”: The challenge of retirement in the agricultural sector. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Stephen Greasley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter

‘Corporate reputation in the outsourced state’ (draft article). Full details
Amory B218 Add this to your calendar
8 March 2018

Q-Step : TBC

TBC. Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room B Add this to your calendar
13 March 2018

Q-Step : Multilevel modeling

In this tutorial, we introduce multilevel models as extensions of regression-type models suited to analyse hierarchical or nested data, such as children's SATs test scores nested within classes or schools, individual survey responses nested within interviewers, or, potentially, any measure taken repeatedly over time. Full details
Old Library Research Seminar Room A/B20Add this to your calendar
14 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics

New Frontiers in Public Administration: The Behavioural Perspective. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
21 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Oliver James, Professor of Politics

The Data Revolution in Government Performance Reporting: Evidence from Experiments with Citizens and Users. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
21 March 2018

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Saipira FURSTENBERG & John HEATHERSHAW – Forms of State Repression and Practice in an Age of Globalisation: The Case of Central Asian Political Exiles.

Full details
XFI Seminar Room BAdd this to your calendar
21 March 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Benjamin Lyons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exeter

Title tbc (draft article). Full details
Amory B310Add this to your calendar