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There are currently 14 ESRC scholarships available at the University of Leeds across the social sciences, including Sociology, Business and Management, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Socio-Legal Studies, Education, Transport Studies, Language Based Area Studies, International Development, Environment and Sustainability, and Health and Wellbeing. These studentships may be available on either a...

The Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law has released a package of information about the White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in Social Sciences. You can find this information on the ESSL Graduate School. ESSL Graduate School The information will tell you what the White Rose DTC is, what...

The protests in Egypt have been leading the news bulletins for nearly a week now, with the world glued to unfolding events as Egyptians take to the streets in uprising against their government and President Hosni Mubarak. Professor Ray Bush, from the University of Leeds, has recently spoken to a...

The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is offering opportunities for two Social Science researchers that are within ten years of their first academic appointment to spend four weeks developing their research interests and networks at the University of Sydney. The International Exchange Scheme will provide the successful applicant with an...

Professor Clive Walker shared his legal expertise on The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4’s daily evening news and current affairs programme on Friday 7 January. He spoke to presenter Robin Lustig about control orders that restrict the movement of terror suspects. His interview was part of a BBC Radio 4...

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Professor Jason Ralph has replied to comments posted on his article for the Guardian on Tuesday 2 November 2010 about the youngest of the Guantánamo Bay detainees, Omar Khadr, who was sentenced to eight years in a maximum security prison for the killing of US special forces medic Christopher Speer....

Listen to the Q&A session [mp3, 20Mb] Professor Zymunt Bauman gave a Question and Answer session to a packed lecture theatre at the University of Leeds on 6 Ocotober 2010. The session followed a screening of a lecture of his earlier this year, entitled ‘What makes good people do evil’?...

Professor Christoph Bluth from The School of Politics and International Studies has written an op-ed for the Yorkshire Evening Post on the future of Korea in light of the recent conflict in the region. The piece explores the internal political dynamics of the North and South, as well as the...

Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts Matthew Taylor gave the 2010 Edward Boyle Memorial Lecture on 31 November 2010. The title of Mr Taylor’s lecture was ‘Twenty-first century enlightenment’ and he examined principles of the enlightenment and considered how they could be applied in modern day thinking....