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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Economics Student Photoshoot
Main Campus

We are calling for Economics students to take part in a photoshoot to feature in our marketing materials.

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Time: 12:00 - 13:00, 13:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 15:00 or 15:00 - 16:00

If you are a current Warwick Economics student studying on any of our programmes, you can get involved in our photoshoot on the above date.

Spaces are limited so please only register if you are available to attend on the day. We will notify if you via email have been selected and will provide you with more information.


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Research Seminar - Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex
Room S2.12 Law School, Social Sciences Building

Title: Social Media Regulation: A Proposal

Abstract: Social media platforms despite their comparatively recent introduction are widely used in the UK. Increasingly concerns have arisen about the types of content found on social media platforms, behaviours facilitated by them and the (negative) impact of their use. Discussions about approaches to regulation prior to 2018 focussed on content available on social media and the question of who is responsible for that content. The focus on content leads to a number of difficulties: that of scale; the publisher/conduit dichotomy (and the immunity of the latter); and the exclusion of issues relating to system/service design (notably persuasive design techniques). Against this background, an applied law research project funded by Carnegie UK Trust, proposed a different approach based on a reframing of the question. Drawing on existing work on the relationship between law and software, existing regulatory frameworks addressing the safety of physical space, as well as the ‘by design’ approach, the Carnegie project suggested the imposition of a statutory duty of care on the providers of social media platforms in relation to the safety features of the services they provided. By focussing on the underlying systems/platforms for social media the Carnegie attempts to avoid the difficulties of the first two issues and include the third, which is excluded in analyses based only on content, within its ambit.

A Career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Reflections and Advice

Dr Jenny Medcalf is a Research Analyst at the FCO, providing expert advice on the formulation of policy; providing research and analysis to policymakers; and is responsible for bringing outside expertise to the FCO. As the current Head of the Defence and International Security Research Group, Dr Medcalf’s portfolio includes NATO, deterrence, and space security. Visiting campus and giving a one-off talk, Dr Medcalf will reflect on how she came to enter the civil service, talk in more detail about her specific role, and talk more generally about careers in the FCO and government. The talk will end with a Q&A session for students interested in pursuing a career in the FCO/civil service.

Date and time: Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 2-3pm

Location: OC0.03

Please register for the event here:

Questions about the event can be directed towards Julia Welland (

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MAP Seminar
Room S2.81, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Tom Crowther

Title: Philosophy and Mental Health

Annual IPE Lecture: Juanita Elias
L5 (Sciences Concourse)

Professor Juanita Elias, University of Warwick, will be giving the Annual IPE Lecture on: 'Women on board: The gender politics of economic competitiveness'.

The lecture will take place on 22nd January, from 15:00-16:30 in L5 (Sciences Concourse). There will be a short drinks reception afterwards. All Welcome.

Centre for Critical Legal Studies - Weekly Reading Group
Room S1.14 Social Sciences Building