This Year's Festival of Social Sciences will take place from Thursday 5 May to Thursday 26 May 2011.
The aim of the Festival is to showcase the varied and innovative social sciences research taking place at Warwick, involving staff and students from all departments and centres in the Faculty of Social Science, and many from other areas of the University.
The theme for 2011 is "Public Engagement, Communication and Impact". The Festival will feature a range of workshops, lectures, seminars and other events focusing on this theme. This includes the Academy of Social Sciences Roadshow "Campaign for Social Science", and the launch of the Warwick ESRC DTC.
|06/05/2011||12:30pm||R0.21 Ramphal Building||Public Lecture||Common Values: The State of Rights and Freedoms in Modern Britain Speaker: Shami Chakrabati|
|09/05/2011 to 15/05/2011||All day||Milburn House Foyer||Exhibition||The Idea of a University Part of the Exhibition is on display from 9-15 May as part of the Festival|
|10/05/2011||4pm||S2.79 Social Sciences Building||Seminar||Competitive Advantages in the Global Economy (CAGE) John Abowd, Cornell University|
|11/05/2011||2pm||S0.18 Social Sciences Building||Guest Talk||Talk from Ram Gidoomal, CBE, Business Entrepreneur Sustaining Dialogue: Multicultural Societies Under Pressure|
|12/05/2011||2pm||S2.77 Cowling Room, Social Sciences Building||Decision Research at Warwick Forum||Military decision making under conflicting objectives and the principle agent problem: do commanders act rationally? Jim Smith, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick|
|16/05/2011||11am||Radcliffe House||Launch Event||Launch of the Warwick Doctoral Training Centre|
|16/05/2011||12pm||Radcliffe House||Roadshow||The Academy of Social Sciences 'Campaign for Social Sciences' West Midlands Roadshow event|
|16/05/2011||12pm and 4pm||SO.18 Social Sciences Building||Film||Free film showings:
"The Yacoubian Building The Roots of Revolt in Arabic World today"
"La Haine: a portrait of disenfranchised young men in poor French suburbs"
|17/05/2011||6pm||MS.01||Public Lecture||European Arrest Warrants: what should we do if the requesting country is not compliant with international human rights standards Mark Stephens|
|Clinical Sciences Building 1st floor University Hospital – Walsgrave Campus Coventry CV2 2DX||Poster Exhibition||Health Research @ Warwick Poster Exhibition|
|18/05/2011||2pm||S0.18, Social Sciences Building||Keynote Event||Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities Speakers:
Professor Mike Shattock, former Warwick Registrar: 'Comparing cuts in public expenditure 1981 and 2011: the implications for higher education'
Jon Baldwin, Registrar: tbc
Professor Robin Naylor, Department of Economics: Higher Education: evidence on private returns
|19/05/2011||12:15pm||S0.98, Social Sciences Building||Seminars||Three seminars from the Institute of Health|
|19/05/2011||12:15pm to 1:30pm||S2.77 Social Sciences Building||Education Researchers' Network||Has the bottom really dropped out of policy related research?|
|21/05/2011||All day||Alumni Knowledge Exchange||Alumni Knowledge Exchange 2011: You, Your University, Your World|
The full programme can be viewed on the Festival of Social Sciences website.