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In the plenary address of the 5th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association working group on US foreign policy, Dr. Stefan Halper gives his thoughts on the challenges facing the Obama administration and the US socio-political landscape in the run up to the November 2010 mid-term elections. Click...

A new Institute dedicated to one of the most globally-celebrated social thinkers of our times will be launched at the University of Leeds this week. The Bauman Institute celebrates the life and work of Professor Zygmunt Bauman, who is known internationally for his work on consumerism, ethics, sociology and political...

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the title of Academician to Professor John Leach (Dean of the Faculty of ESSL). The award is for making a significant contribution to the social sciences and is by nomination and peer group review. John is one of 64 new Academicians drawn from...

Future Strategies and Social Science Research ? The Implications for Postgraduates Now This event is for postgraduate research students from all faculties with an interest in the social sciences Short presentations / papers are sought for two panels, which will consider two contested concepts arising from the main conference: interdisciplinarity,...

Researchers from LSSI are holding an Exhibition of Community Life, that will share some of their research findings about living and working within this community, on Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Burley Lodge Centre (on Burley Lodge Road, LS6). In conjunction with the exhibition they are...

Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, was the guest lecturer at Leeds Social Sciences Institute on 17 June 2008. His speech, delivered to a packed audience of over 250 people, comprising members of the public, representatives of local and regional charities and NGOs, as well as...

A workshop that will bring together key findings of three research projects from around the University of Leeds, on the theme of new migration to the region is being organised by LSSI (19 May, 4 pm). The workshop will also provide a forum for discussion and debate on the policy...

Al Garthwaite was one of four people, voted by the public, to be awarded the ‘People’s Degree’. Al is an external member of Leeds Social Sciences Institute. Al has been involved in a number of community projects and helped develop equality policies for Leeds City Council. She has also documented...

LSSI will host Professor Richard Chalfen, awarded the ESRC/CSRC Collaborative Transatlantic Fellowship ‘Advancing Visual Methodology in Social Science’, during autumn 2007. Richard is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Temple University, Philadelphia and is Senior Scientist in the Centre on Media and Child Health at the Children’s Hospital, Boston/Harvard Medical School,...