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Festival of Social Sciences 2011

Festival of Social Sciences

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.

There will be a variety of online content available throughout the Festival, including blogs, podcasts and tweets, all available on the Festival website.

Event Highlights
Date Time Venue Type Title
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
17/05/2011 to
  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.