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Past CSD events 2012

WEDNESDAY 5th December 2012, 12-1 PM, the Departmental Seminar with: Mike Saward (Professor of Politics PaIS, University of Warwick) 'Democratic Theory: Democracy as a set of flexible design options'


TUESDAY 20th November 2012 (and in association with Warwick's History Dept’s Early Modern Seminar), 5pm in H303, Aaron Graham (Oxford) talking about ‘Mentalities of corruption and public service in early modern England’. If you need more information about this event, please contact Mark Knights (History, Warwick) or Renske Doorenspleet (PaIS, Warwick).


WEDNESDAY 14th November, 12-1 PM, the Departmental Seminar with: Juan Carlos Gomez (PhD student PaIS, University of Warwick), 'How Political Elites View Democracy: Findings from Colombia and Venezuela'


WEDNESDAY 24rd October 2012, 12-1 PM, the Departmental Seminar with: Tina Freyburg (Leverhulme Visiting Fellow) 'When Do External Actors Support Processes of Democratization Abroad?'


WEDNESDAY 17th October 2012, 12-1 PM, the Departmental Seminar with: Ian Cooper (Oxford University) 'Leadership Succession, Factional Mobilisation and Party Cohesion in South Africa'


THURSDAY 11th October 2012, 5pm in the IAS Seminar room: 'Can global corruption be challenged?' Laurence Cockcroft, a founder of the anti-corruption lobbying group Transparency International, will be talking about his new book Global Corruption and leading a discussion about it. The event will start at 5pm in the IAS Seminar room.

Laurence Cockcroft is a Development Economist and Chairman of TI's UK Chapter from 2000-9. He has been particularly involved in issues surrounding corruption in Africa and in the arms trade, in developing corporate anti-corruption compliance rules and in promoting the UK Bribery Act of 2010. If you need more information about this event, please contact Mark Knights (History) or Renske Doorenspleet (PaIS).


WEDNESDAY 10th October 2012, 12-1 PM, Francesca Refsum Jensenius (CSD fellow 2012-2013) 'Power, Performance and Bias: Evaluating the Electoral Quotas for Scheduled Castes in India'. Francesca is completing her PhD in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and in May 2013 she will start as a senior researcher in the Department for Development Studies at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Her research focuses on electoral politics and issues of representation in India, and she has published articles in Comparative Political Studies, Asian Survey and Party Politics. She will be presenting some of the findings from her dissertation project, which is about quotas for the Scheduled Castes (former untouchables) in India.


THURSDAY 10th May 2012, 10.00 AM-9.00 PM. AHRC Research Network on the Presidency of Barack Obama on "Obama’s Foreign Policy in a Transforming Middle East". For more information click here and visit the official AHRC site here.


TUESDAY 8th May 2012, 2-3.30pm, in S1.50: The Departmental Seminar with Dr. Miranda Fricker (Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck University of London). Presentation title: "Epistemic Justice as a Condition of Political Freedom". Contact Associate Professor Matthew Clayton for more information.


MAY 2012, Students of the module "Comparative Politics" (2nd year PaIS) made their own short film on the topic "What, why democracy". 0rganised in collaboration with Warwick's Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning. For more information visit the website here.


MONDAY, 23rd April 2012, 4-5.30 pm, in SO.20. Special Seminar with Taro Kono who is a MP of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party. Presentation title: "Political Leadership. People and Power in the UK and Japan". There will be tea outside the seminar room from 3.30pm onwards.


MONDAY and TUESDAY 19th to 20th March 2012. "British Conference of Undergraduate Research". There will be spoken papers, lectures, poster presentations and workshops -- but each one will be delivered by undergraduate students presenting work they have done either as part of their course or as part of an internship. For more information: click here. Also visit the official BCUR website.


WEDNESDAY 1st February 2012, 4-5.30 pm, in SO.18. The Departmental Seminar with Dr. Gulcin Lelandais (CSGR, University of Warwick). Presentation title: "Identity Politics, Citizenship, and Resistance in Turkey". There will be tea outside the seminar room from 3.30pm, to give you the opportunity to engage with the speaker prior to the talk.


WEDNESDAY 11th January 2012, 4-5.30 pm, in SO.18. The Departmental Seminar with Professor Sir Robert Worcester, Honorary Professor of Politics and Chancellor, University of Kent; Founder and Chairman of MORI. Presentation title: "Elections, US and UK". Place of seminar: room S0.18, with tea outside the seminar room from 3.30pm, to give you the opportunity to engage with the speaker prior to the talk.


TUESDAY 10th January 2012,2-3.30pm, in S1.50. CELPA seminar by Terry MacDonald from Monash University. Terry will discuss her paper, 'Disembodied Demoi and Bodies Politic: Global Political Agency and the Democratic Boundary Problem'. For more information, please contact Matthew Clayton, m.g.clayton@warwick.ac.uk


Every Tuesday, 5-7 PM, PaIS film club,showing films about political and economic crises, conflict, democracy, neoliberalism, political transformation, Middle East, national and international politics and more. Click here for more information