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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....

Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at the University of Leeds, has written an article for pre-eminent international affairs magazine Foreign Policy. Published online on 26 November 2010, the piece looks at Chinese-North Korea relations in light of the recent military conflict between North and...

Professor Anne Kerr of the School of Sociology and Social Policy explores the debate surrounding NHS provision of treatment for infertility in an article published on The Guardian’s website on 20 November 2010. Read article Fertility: keeping the care in healthcare policy In a comment piece for Bionews, published in...

Randeep Ramesh interviewed the influential Leeds sociologist Zygmunt Bauman for an article for The Guardian on 3 November 2010. Read article The sociologist influencing Labour’s new generation

Professor Jason Ralph published an article in the Guardian on Tuesday 2nd November about the youngest of the Guantánamo detainees, Omar Khadr, who was sentenced to eight years in a maximum security prison for the killing of US special forces medic Christopher Speer. The charges against Khadr reflect US attempts...

The Leeds Social Science Institute is piloting a Placement Fellowship Scheme for social science researchers interested in working in a research capacity in a range of local organisations. The scheme encourages social science researchers to spend time within a partner organisation to undertake policy relevant research and to develop the...