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A public debate about accelerating international action on low carbon cities will be held as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. It will be held on Tuesday, 10 November between 6-8pm in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds. Programme Professor Andy Gouldson, CCCEP’s Deputy Director, will describe the economics…
Multiculturalism has come in for increasing criticism lately. Policies that were first posed as a solution to the racial conflicts of the 1980s have come to be seen by many as the cause of ‘myriad social ills’. Recent comments by UKIP leader Nigel Farage in response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre that multiculturalist policies ‘wilfully…
The Centre for Decision Research’s next seminar will be on the subject of risky decision making in younger and older adults. Dr Jonathan Rolison will discuss research in which participants were asked to evaluate everyday risky situations in various contexts relating to health, finance, recreation, and safety. Possible explanations of age-related differences in risk taking across…
Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is inviting people to attend a one day conference that will consider the opportunities and challenges facing UK cities of the future. Future Cities will include keynote speeches from Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, about ‘The Challenges and Opportunities for the City of Leeds’; John Urry, Lancaster University,…
The Research and Innovation Service (RIS) is holding an information workshop for people who will be applying to the Leverhulme Trust for an Early Career Fellowship to the 5 March 2015 deadline. The session will be held on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 between 10.30-11.30am in Cinema Room 2.31, Clothworkers North Building Event programme and registration The event…
LSSI is pleased to be hosting a ‘conversation’ with Etienne Wenger-Trayner on Monday14 April in the Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (G.31). We will structure the seminar in a ‘fishbowl’ format.  The conversation will be initiated by colleagues from across the social sciences providing the question topics who have volunteered for this event. Each of the…
with Dr Kishore Budha & Professor Alison McKay SEMINAR ROOM 2.15, BAINES WING The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) and Research & Innovation Support established a seedcorn funding initiative to support new interdisciplinary research activities. The principal aim of the scheme is to encourage research staff from different disciplines to come together to explore some of…
[slideshow ids=”2432,2433,2434″ navigation=”0″ caption=”0″ size=”full”] Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) If people didn’t smoke, drank less, ate healthier diets and were more active, the huge burden of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes would be much reduced. The…
Parkinson Building – Room 1.08 A leading security analyst and member of Iraq’s Electoral Assessment Team will give a talk this Thursday at the University of Leeds on the violence witnessed during Iraq’s 2010 Parliamentary elections. Manuel Amarilla will talk on the subject of Iraq’s 2010 Elections, democracy and violence to the University of Leeds…
Clothworkers North Building Cinema (2.31), University of Leeds Paul Jones, Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Sociology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, author of Raymond Williams’s Sociology of Culture: a critical reconstruction (Palgrave, 2006) Abstract: Populism has recently undergone an upsurge in usage as an analytic category. While plainly a product of the disconcerting…