On 17 September 2015, a one-day symposium was held in Leicester to discuss the “seeming ‘social’ and ‘ethical’ turn of finance in the context of the global economic crisis”. The symposium was a joint endeavour organised by academics at three universities, including PhD Student at De Montfort University, Robert Ogman, Middlesex University Lecturer in Sociology, Emma Dowling, and Senior Lecturer in Finance and Political Economy at the University of Leicester, David Harvie . Robert Ogman reports back on the day’s proceedings.
Scarman lecture: Unlocking the past – from conflict to reform in the Northern Ireland Prison Service
This Scarman Lecture will focus on the challenges of reforming prisons in post-conflict Northern Ireland.
Event on Wednesday 25 November outlines climate crisis
Researcher describes how victims of violent conflict can feel ‘pushed to one side’ and that official commemorations can be ‘insensitively organised”
The latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts cover how groups perform better than individuals and sensitivity in the wake of attacks
The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities present 'Framing the Climate Crisis' workshop on Wednesday 25th November 2015 with speakers: Professor Paul Monks (Department of Chemistry) ' Air Quality, the Anthropocene and Climate' Dr Julian Matthews (Department of Media and Communication) 'Certainty and the challenges journalists face when reporting the ongoing politics of climate change' Dr Caroline Upton (Department of Geography) 'Governing climate action: a political ecology analysis'