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Past CSD events 2011

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Conference: "The Arab Spring: Implications for Security and Democracy Promotion"

Event: Conference organised by PAIS

Date: 24 and 25 November 2011

Venue: B3.03, Mathematics (Warwick) and Wolfson Research Exchange, University Library (Warwick)

More information and speakers:

The recent wave of change in the Middle East and North Africa has brought many challenges to International Politics. This workshop focused on the security dimension (including human security, the strategic implications and the role of outside intervention); and the democracy dimension (including democratisation, human rights and development aid) of these events.

Convenors: João Nunes (PaIS, Warwick) and Oz Hassan (PaIS Warwick)

For more information, please contact one of the organizers João Nunes: J.L.Nunes@warwick.ac.uk. See also the dedicated website.


Departmental Seminar on "Truth-Telling and Ethnic Politics in Contemporary Kenya"

Event: Talk by Gabrielle Lynch (PaIS/ CSD, University of Warwick)

Date: Wednesday, 23 November, 4-5.30pm

Venue: Social Sciences Building S0.18, University of Warwick

More information and speakers:

As usual, the seminar will take place in room S0.18 from 4-5.30pm, and there will be tea and coffee outside the seminar room from 3.30pm, which gives you the opportunity to engage with the speaker prior to the talk.


Guest Seminar on "Defining Corruption"

Event: Lecture given by Dr. Mark Philp (Department of Politics and International Relations)

Date: Tuesday, 22 November at 5pm

Venue: IAS Seminar Room in Milburn House, University of Warwick

More information and speakers:

We shall provide some drink and nibbles. Everybody is more than welcome! For more information, please contact Prof. Mark Knights (History, Warwick University) or Renske Doorenspleet (PaIS/ CSD, Warwick University), renske.doorenspleet@warwick.ac.uk


Departmental Seminar: "The Constitutionalization of What?: International Norms and what Cosmopolitans Should be Mindful of"

Event: Seminar by Dr. Garrett W. Brown (University of Sheffield)

Date: Wednesday, 16 November, 4-5.30pm

Venue: Social Sciences building S0.18, University of Warwick

More information and speakers:

The seminar will take place place in room S0.18 from 4-5.30pm.


Departmental Seminar: "The Grammars of Politics & Performance"

Event: Conference organised by the Warwick Performance and Politics Network

Date: 8 November 2011, 9.30-6.00pm

Venue: Millburn Studio G 53, University of Warwick

More information and speakers:

What are methodologies and framing devices of performance of/and politics? This theme opens an inter-disciplinary conversation on methodologies through developing common rhetorical and analytic languages for our collaborative work, coming from both arts and social sciences.

Speakers include Susan Haedicke (Theatre and Performance, Warwick University) on" Performing Democracy on a Grand Scale" and John Parkinson (PAIS, Warwick) on "Performing democracy: actors, roles and stages" among others. For more information: see conference programme or contact Prof. Shirin Rai, shirin.rai@warwick.ac.uk


Departmental Seminar: "Transnational Influences and Democratic Socialization in Authoritarian Contexts"

Event: Departmental Seminar, Tina Freyburg (ETH Zurich, EUI Florence)

Date: Wednesday, 2 November, 4-5.30

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University, S0.18

More information and speakers:

The seminar will take place in room S0.18 from 4-5.30, with tea outside the seminar room from 3.30pm, there will be an opportunity to engage with the speaker prior to the talk. For more information, please contact Renske Doorenspleet, renske.doorenspleet@warwick.ac.uk


Conference: "Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament"

Event: GCRP Final Conference

Date: 27 and 28 October

Venue: House of Lords, The British Library Conference Centre

More information and speakers:

Plenary Speakers: Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman, QC, MP Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Dr. Frene Ginwala, First Speaker of the post-apartheid South Africa. Many other speakers, click here for more information. The programme is available here. For other information, please contact Prof. Shirin Rai, shirin.rai@warwick.ac.uk and/ or visit the GCRP website


Symposium: "Gendering the Arab Spring"

Event: Symposium: "Gendering the Arab Spring"

Date: Friday 28 October 2-4.30pm

Venue: Wolfson Research Exchange, Warwick University's Library

More information and speakers:

How significant is gender in understanding the Arab spring? What do Arab women hope to achieve from their participation in the uprisings? What is the future of women’s rights and gender relations in the aftermath of dictatorship? ALL WELCOME. ENTRANCE FREE. Please email K.Throsby@warwick.ac.uk to register. Click here for more information: PDF (1MB)

Update: Podcasts now available! Click here.


Discussion on how to measure corruption and how academics can contribute to policy debates

Event: Dicussion will be led by Robert Barrington, Director of External Affairs at Transparency International UK

Date: Wednesday, 26 October, 12-2 PM

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University, S0.19

More information and speakers:

For more information, contact Dr. Renske Doorenspleet (PaIS/ CSD, University of Warwick) at renske.doorenspleet@warwick.ac.uk, or Prof Mark Knights (History Department, University of Warwick) at m.j.knights@warwick.ac.uk


Seminar: "Respect, Judgement, and Democratic Politics"

Event: Paper Presentation by Dr. Mathew Humphrey (University of Nottingham) and Professor Marc Stears (University College, Oxford University)

Date: Wednesday, 26 October, 4pm

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University

More information and speakers:

This seminar is part of the departmental seminar series of PaIS. The seminar will be at 4pm (SO.18) with tea served from 3.30pm outside the seminar room. For more information, please contact paispg@warwick.ac.uk


Special MA Lecture: "Civil Society: A More Democratic Global Politics?"

Event: MA Lecture by Prof. Jan Aart Scholte (PAIS, University of Warwick)

Date: October 19, 6.30 - 8 PM

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University

More information and speakers:

For more information, contact paispg@warwick.ac.uk


Guest Seminar: "Does Human Rights Treaty Accession Delay Democratization?"

Event: Guest Lecture Associate Professor Peter Rosendorff (Department of Politics, New York University)

Date: Monday, 17 October, 4 PM

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University, S2.79

More information and speakers:

Peter Rosendorff will present the Political Economy seminar, and his talk was entitled "Does Human Rights Treaty Accession Delay Democratization". For more information, please contact Prof. Vera Troeger, v.e.troeger@warwick.ac.uk


Paper Presentation: "What is freedom for?"

Event: Guest Lecture Prof. Leslie Green (Oxford Law, Oxford University), jointly organised by PAIS (Warwick) and School of Law (Warwick)

Date: Wednesday, 12 October

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University, SO.18

More information and speakers:

Wednesday, 12 October. The seminar will be at 4pm (SO.18) with tea served from 3.30pm outside the seminar room. This is a joint PAIS-Law event. For more information, please contact Prof. Victor Tadros: v.tadros@warwick.ac.uk


Guest Lecture: Deliberative Democracy and Global Climate Governance

Event: Guest Lecture Prof. John Dryzek (Australian National University), sponsored by CSD

Date: Monday, 10 October 2011, 4pm

Venue: Social Studies Building Warwick University

More information and speakers:

For more information, please contact John Parkinson, J.R.Parkinson@warwick.ac.uk


Party Systems and the Future of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Event: CSD Conference September 2011

Date: 22-24 September, 2011

Venue: University of Warwick, Centre for Studies in Democratisation

More information and speakers:

CSD's International Conference 'Party Systems and the Future of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa', 22-24 September 2011, Warwick University Program Conference: click here. For notes on conference: click here

The conference addressed one of the key issues that confront emerging democracies in Sub-Saharan Africa: what are the current party system configurations on the continent and what are their consequences for the future of democracy?

Conference conveners:

Renske Doorenspleet renske.doorenspleet@warwick.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Comparative Politics/Director Centre for Studies in Democratization, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK

Lia Nijzink lia.nijzink@uct.ac.za
Senior Researcher in Law and Politics, Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Participants:

Click here for a list of the participants.

Update: Podcast now available! Click here


News!

CSD welcomes Dr Gabrielle Lynch who joined the Department of Politics and International Studies and CSD as Associate Professor in October 2011. Gabrielle's research focuses on democracy in Africa, ethnic identities, inter-communal and inter-personal violence and processes of peace and reconciliation in Kenya.


From Revolution to Democracy in the Middle East?

Forum on Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges

Event: BISA conference, forum on democracy promotion

Date: April 27-29, 2011

Venue: Manchester

More information and speakers:

  • Convenor: Nicolas Bouchet
  • Chair: Inderjeet Parmar (Manchester, UK)
  • Jonas Wolff (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany) German democracy promotion as foreign policy
  • Pär Engström (Human Rights Consortium, University of London) Swedish democracy promotion as foreign policy
  • Tsveta Petrova (Cornell, USA) Polish democracy promotion as foreign policy
  • Jörg Faust (German Development Institute, Germany) Citizens' Attitudes towards European Democracy Promotion
  • Hans Agné (Stockholm, Sweden) Democracy promotion as foreign policy – theoretical issues and challenges
  • Renske Doorenspleet (Warwick, UK) Democracy promotion as foreign policy – the democratization perspective on the recipient’s side

Panel on Reconceptualising Gender, Race and Sexuality after 9/11

Event: BISA conference, forum on democracy promotion

Date: April 27-29, 2011

Venue: Manchester

More information and speakers:

Working Group: Gendering IR

  • Convenor: Nicola Pratt (Warwick)
  • Chair: Ruth Blakeley (Kent)
  • Paul Kirby (LSE) The Monstrous Masculine: War Rape, Race/Gender, and the Figure of the Rapacious African Warrior
  • Nicola Pratt (Warwick) Intersectionality and positionality in the construction of Middle East women's agency in the post-9/11 moment

From Revolution to Democracy in the Middle East?

Event: Roundtable discussion 'From Revolution to Democracy in the Middle East?'

Date: Wednesday March 16, Time: 4.00 - 5.30 pm

Venue: Social Studies SO.18

More information:
Short presentations by the speakers will be followed with time for discussion, debate, comments and questions. Entry is free and open to all.

Speakers:

  • Renske Doorenspleet, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics - "From revolution to democracy: General insights from Comparative Politics"
  • Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor of the International Politics of the Middle East- "Opportunities for and challenges to democracy in the Middle East"
  • Peter Burnell, Professor of the Politics and International Studies - "What can and should the West do to support democratic development in the region?"

Democracy and the Future of the World Economy

Event: CAGE Seminar Series on the Emerging World Economy, seminar by Professor Dani Rodrik (Harvard, USA) on 'The Globalisation Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy'

Date: 16 March 2011, 1.00pm

Venue: Room S0.21, Social Sciences Building. University of Warwick

More information: You are warmly invited to attend our forthcoming seminar which will mark the launch of Professor Dani Rodrik’s new book ‘The Globalisation Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy’. The seminar will take place on 16 March and is the second in a series of events hosted by CAGE and supported by the ESRC. The seminars will aim to bring prominent academics to share their views and ideas on key issues in international economics with an expert audience. This event will focus on the rise of China and India and the implications for the UK, particularly for the design of globalisation and development policies. In his book Professor Rodrik argues that we cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, national self-determination, and economic globalisation. Give too much power to governments, and you have protectionism. Give markets too much freedom, and you have an unstable world economy with little social and political support from those it is supposed to help. Rodrik argues for smart globalisation, not maximum globalisation. See for more information: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/cage


What Rights May We Kill For?

Event: Public lecture by Professor Jeff McMahan (Rutgers), "What rights may we kill for?" (organised by the Law School)

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 5.00- 6.30 PM.

Venue: Maths lecture theatre MS0.1 (followed by a drinks reception in the Maths foyer)

Everybody welcome!


'Mass Media and Democratic Revolutions around the World', March 9, 3-4.30 PM, Film Screening & Public Lecture. Speaker: Zoe D’Amaro (Film maker)

EVENT: Wednesday, March 9, 3.00- 4.30 PM. Place: Social Studies Building, lecture room SO18. Everybody is welcome! Click here for more information, or email renske.doorenspleet@warwick.ac.uk


Egypt's Revolution and Beyond

Event: roundtable discussion on ‘Egypt’s Revolution and Beyond’.

Date: Monday, February 21, 6-7.30 PM.

Venue: Maths, MS.04 (2nd floor, Zeeman Building, main site).

More information: You are cordially invited to attend a roundtable discussion on ‘Egypt’s Revolution and Beyond’. This event marks one month since the beginning of the uprisings in Egypt and is part of the national week of solidarity with the Egyptian revolution.

Speakers:

  • Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor of the International Politics of the Middle East-Background to the revolution and its regional implications
  • Hazem Azmy, Theatre & Performance Studies-Theatre and identity in Egypt since 9/11 and personal reflections on Egypt's revolution
  • Salma Belaala, Marie Curie Fellow, CRER-Will Algeria and Libya follow next?
  • Jan Aart Scholte, Professor of Politics & International Studies-the global dimensions of Egypt's transformation

Short presentations by the speakers will be followed with time for discussion, debate, comments and questions. Entry is free and open to all.


Javier Cercas talks about his new book 'The Anatomy of a Moment'

EVENT in Arts Centre: Wednesday, February 9. Javier Cercas, author of Soldiers of Salamis, will be talking in the Arts Centre about his new book, The Anatomy of a Moment, a study of the attempted anti-democratic coup in Spain twenty years ago this month. Cercas's meditation on political motives and processes and on what Hans Magnus Enzensberger called 'the heroism of retreat' not only diagnoses what is arguably the most important episode in the history of Spanish democracy but has implications for current events in other countries, as well as for our understanding of the construction of history. Click here for more information.


What is behind the current Egyptian uprising?

Event: Film & discussion 'What is behind the current Egyptian uprising?'

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 4-7 PM.

Venue: SO.18 (Social Studies).

More information: Film showing: The Yacoubian Building. This Egyptian film (with English subtitles) is based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Alaa al-Aswani. The film provides a trenchant critique of Egyptian society and politics and insights into why so many Egyptian people are rising up against their regime today. For more information, please email dr Nicola Pratt