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Newsflash No.29, March 2, 2017

Important information sent out to students on a biweekly basis, including information, reminders, opportunities and news from the Faculty and elsewhere

A collection of events, seminars, information and opportunities for master’s students in English that are being held primarily at the Faculty of Social Science.

 

Contents:

 

News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Debate: Is the world becoming a better place? / March 6th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Towards a peaceful global order and gender justice in diplomacy/ March 7th (Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Balance of Power/ March 7 (Read more HERE)

  • Fair: SAMarbete/ March 7th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Rich man, poor (wo)man. Inequalities in Health and Well Being Re-examined/ March 8th (Read more HERE)

  • Debate: War, extremism and development in Africa and the Middle East/ March 9th (Read more HERE)

  • Mid Seminar: “Doctoral thesis: Ontologies of Cyberwar: The Politics of Virtuality in the Struggle for Palestine”/ March 10th (Read more HERE)

  • Lecture: “Diplomacy of Justice in a Turbulent World”/ March 22nd (Read more HERE)

  • Publication of book published by IIIEE with chapter on Graduate School by Shoshana Iten and former Director of Studies Lena Örnberg (Read more HERE)

  • Crip and Queer Seminar: Collective Action by Sex Workers and Sex Clients on Social Media/ March 22nd (Read more HERE)

   

External News & Events

  • Science Week Kick-off: “Is the World Becoming a Better Place?”/ March 5th (Read more HERE)

  • Science Week/ March 6- 12 (Read more HERE)

  • Lecture: The Case for a Treaty on the Rights of Older People/ March 6th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Care for the dying - today and tomorrow     / March 7th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Towards a peaceful global order and gender justice in diplomacy/ March 7th (Read more HERE)

  • CCL guest seminar: Neil Cohn, Visual Language Lab, Tilburg University/ March 7th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: “Disasters Evermore: Past, Present and Future Risk in an Uncertain World”/ March 7th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Information about FORMAS yearly call 2017/ March 8th (Read more HERE)

  • CIRCLE Seminar Series - Keld Laursen, CBS/ March 8th (Read more HERE)

  • Lecture: Street Violence, State-Making, and Popular Nationalism in South Korea/ March 9th (Read more HERE)

  • Lecture: Water in a Changing Climate – Threats and Opportunities/ March 9th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Democracy and Human Rights in East and South-East Asia: Developments and Challenges/ March 10th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: ERC Scientific Symposium: Research for public health – accomplishments within type 2-diabetes, obesity and cardiometabolic diseases/ March 13th (Read more HERE)

  • Symposium: Sound Environment Center: Child & Noise - How does the child experience sound environment? / March 17th (Read more HERE)

 

Other News, Events & Opportunities

  • SoPact is open for applicants for April program (Read more HERE)

  • Screening of “To Singapore with Love” by Tan Pin Pin /March 9th (Read more HERE)

  • Social Development in Vietnam Reflected in Women´s Gestures on TV Shows/ march 10th (Read more HERE)

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details

Welcome to the jubilee special edition of Debatt i Lund on 6 March where these issues will be discussed. Debatt i Lund´s jubilee special will start at 19:00 with brief talks by three special guests:

The climate is getting increasingly warmer and politics more polarised. In the media, we read about war, terrorism and people drowning in the Mediterranean on their quest for a better life. Yet, meanwhile, large parts of the global population have risen out of poverty in recent decades. Average life expectancy is increasing, more children are in school and gender equality is progressing. How are we to assess the development? Has the world become a better or worse place to live in?

 

Date: March 6, 2017

Time: 19:00- 21:15

Location: Cafe Athen, AF Building

Contact: ulrika.oredsson [at] kommunikation.lu.se

For more information please see: http://www.lu.se/event/debatt-i-lund-is-the-world-becoming-a-better-place-0      

 

Where are the women in diplomacy and peace negotiations? And how is gender related to the decline of armed conflict? Join the discussion.

Global politics and diplomacy are today confronted with some major challenges, which pose as threats to international peace and security. The quest for a peaceful and legitimised global order is of vital concern for us all. Yet, in the spheres of diplomacy and peace negotiations women are still either absent or grossly underrepresented.

This symposium seeks to address and explore three major questions regarding gender justice in global politics and peace diplomacy: (1) Where are the women? (2) How is gender related to the decline of armed conflict? (3) Which paths can be taken towards a more inclusive and gender-just peace diplomacy?

The event is free and open to the public, but will require registration!

Sign-up to this event here: http://www.lu.se/form/morning-symposium-7-march-2017-registration

 

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 10:00- 12:00

Location: Universitetshusets aula, Lund

Contact: Karin.Aggestam [at] svet.lu.se

For more information please see: http://www.sam.lu.se/event/symposium-towards-a-peaceful-global-order-and-gender-justice-in-diplomacy

 

James Robinson, Harvard University, will give a seminar on "The Balance of Power".

The seminar is arranged together with Department of Economic History.

 

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 13:15- 14:45

Location: ED236, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

Contact: jan.teorell [at] svet.lu.se ()

 

The purpose of the day of the fair is to create a meeting point for employers and students to network; a meeting place where a lot of experience and knowledge is gathered in one place. The aim of the cooperation is to inspire students about what they can do both during and after their studies and give students and exhibitors an opportunity to meet with potential future employers and potential future employees.

Cooperation is aimed at over 7000 social science students at Lund University. The fair collaboration took place for the first time in 2014 and has grown every year. The fair consists of issuing organizations that have an interest to meet and offer additional jobs, internships, thesis areas and especially future careers to the social science students.

 

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 11:00- 15:00

Location: Eden, Paradisgatan 5, Lund, Sweden                                                                                   

For more information in Swedish: http://www.samarbete.org/

 

Life expectancy in the Western world, like in Sweden, has expanded linearly by about 25 years during the 20th century, a bit more for women than men. At the same time, living standards have improved tremendously. In the beginning of the century less than one out of ten persons reached a living standard comparable to a level above today’s poverty line. Surprisingly enough, while we are richer and social transfers are greater than ever before, and medication is almost free, inequality in adult health, and also income, has increased rapidly in recent decades, just as in other parts of the Western world. Meanwhile, these rising inequalities are also discernible in emerging economies. Whereas absolute poverty or indigence has decreased around the world, relative poverty remains largely stagnant. Today, some 73 per cent of the world's poor live in middle-income countries.

 

Date: March 8, 2017

Time: 13:00- 18:00

Location: Edens hörsal, Paradisgatan 5H, Lund

Schedule: http://www.sam.lu.se/event/rich-man-poor-woman-inequalities-in-health-and-wellbeing-re-examined

For more information please see: http://www.sam.lu.se/event/rich-man-poor-woman-inequalities-in-health-and-wellbeing-re-examined

 

The world is constantly changing and the political situation varies greatly. Some argue that we have reason to be pessimistic regarding the development in the Middle East and more optimistic when it comes to Africa, others say the opposite. In this debate, leading scientists discuss different approaches and accentuates the most important issues in these two controversial areas.

 

Date: March 9, 2017

Time: 18:00- 21:00

Location: Athen i AF-borgen, Sandgatan 2, Lund

 

Friday the 10th of March Fabio Cristiano will hold his mid seminar presenting his doctoral thesis Ontologies of Cyberwar. The Politics of Virtuality in the Struggle for Palestine.

Discussant: Annika Bergman Rosamond

 

Date: March 10, 2017

Time: 13:00

Location: Paradisgatan 5, Lund (House H, Eden), room ED367

Contact: jan.teorell [at] svet.lu.se

 

Karin Aggestam, the 5th professor to hold the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations’ Chair in Commemoration of Samuel Pufendorf, gives her Inaugural Lecture entitled "Diplomacy of Justice in a Turbulent World".

 

Date: March 22, 2017

Time: 14:30

Location: Universitetsaulan, Universitetshuset, Lund university, Paradisgatan 2, Lund

Diversity in Education: crossing cultural, disciplinary and professional divides, is a newly published book that explores the challenges of interdisciplinary international programmes at Lund University.

In this book, teachers, administrators and students tell how they have faced and overcome these challenges. By sharing the concrete experiences of designers and implementers of interdisciplinary programmes for international students, the authors hope to improve learning for all.

The book has been edited by Naoko Tojo at the IIIEE and Bernadett Kiss previously working at the IIIEE.

The chapter "Building a 'Home': The role of administration in master's programmes can be found on page 143 and looks at the example of Graduate School in the context of creating an enabling learning environment.

Abstract:

The role of administrators has been largely overlooked in educational literature, especially in relation to interdisciplinary and international programmes.  The need for creating a sense of belonging is likely more significant among student groups coming from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, undertaking their education with a complex structure. This chapter reflects on some of the practices introduced and maintained by the administration with the aim to encourage an enabling learning environment.  Written from the perspective of the administration, attention is drawn to the activities and practices introduced at three master’s programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The concept of microculture and cultural artefacts are used to understand practices that contribute to creating an enabling learning environment. Finally, the chapter brings attention to the importance of a solid administration in order to meet the needs and expectations of international and interdisciplinary master’s students.

Download the pdf here

 

This seminar will discuss how, despite it being illegal to purchase sexual services in Sweden and the selling of sexual services is not being recognized as work, sex clients and sex workers meet on social media to pursue joint interests and negotiate “collective contracts” concerning the rules that should apply on the prostitution market. What framings are brought forward and what collective identities are negotiated?

Gabriella Scaramuzzino is a Ph.D. and Postdoctoral fellow at School of Social Work at Lund University.

She has been involved in several research projects about the internet and civil society and written about sex workers and sex clients’ mobilization and organization at local, national and international level. Her post-doc research is about what transformative role Internet and social media has om mobilization and organization.

 

Date: March 22, 2017

Time: 15:15- 17:00

Location: M226, Gender Studies Building

Contact: jens.rydstrom [at] genus.lu.se ()

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External News & Events in Details     

Date: March 5th, 2017

Time: 17:00- 18:30

Location: Lunds universitets 350-årsjubileum: Paradisgatan 2, 22100 Lund        

               

We will launch our first science week "Is the world becoming a better place" held on 6-12 March, with music and discussions. We will also share students' views on this important topic and present what the week has in store! The event is held in English.

Admission is free and participation doesn't require registration.

Learn more at: http://www.lu.se/event/precis-samma-varld

Learn more about one of our two main symposia during the science week: "Towards a peaceful global order and gender justice in diplomacy" - https://www.facebook.com/events/249420215507350/

The music for this evening is by the Palaestra vocal ensemble giving the musical performance: Exactly the same world. The Palaestra Vocal Ensemble is a project-based choir. The choir consists of 8–24 trained soloist singers and performs both within the Odeum’s event programme and in other contexts.

 

As part of the newly established collaboration initiative Lund Human Rights Research Hub, we at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are happy to host Professor Gerard Quinn to speak on: ‘The Case for a Treaty on the Rights of Older People - lessons from the drafting of the UN disability treaty.

The talk should be of interest to those who take an interest in the theory of intersectionality or in debates about the usefulness (or otherwise) of treaties as agents of change and in human rights theory and law as applied to older people.

 

Date: March 6th, 2017

Time: 16:30- 18:30

Loation: Pufendorfsalen, Juridicum

Contact: sofie.viborg_jensen [at] rwi.lu.se

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/the-case-for-a-treaty-on-the-rights-of-older-people

 

The Institute for Palliative Care at Lund University and Region Skåne invites you to attend the  symposium on palliative care from an international perspective. How is palliative care and care of the dying organized around the globe and in Sweden? What is the current development from a public health perspective? What can we learn from the international development? The symposium is relevant for researchers, professionals within health care and for all interested in this topic.

Lectures and discussions during the morning sessions will be held in English. During the afternoon it will be mostly in Swedish

 

Date: March 7th, 2017

Time: 09:00- 16:00

Loation: Hörsalen, Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2, Lund

Contact: Rose-Marie.Stiller [at] skane.se

For the program and more information: http://www.lu.se/event/care-for-the-dying-today-and-tomorrow-vard-i-livets-slutskede-idag-och-imorgon

 

Global politics and diplomacy are today confronted with some major challenges, which pose as threats to international peace and security. The quest for a peaceful and legitimised global order is of vital concern for us all. Yet, in the spheres of diplomacy and peace negotiations women are still either absent or grossly underrepresented.

This symposium seeks to address and explore three major questions regarding gender justice in global politics and peace diplomacy: (1) Where are the women? (2) How is gender related to the decline of armed conflict? (3) Which paths can be taken towards a more inclusive and gender-just peace diplomacy?

The event is free and open to the public, but will require registration!

Sign up here: http://www.lu.se/form/morning-symposium-7-march-2017-registration

 

Date: March 7th, 2017

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Location: Universitetshusets aula, Lund

Contact: cecilia.schubert [at] kommunikation.lu.se ()

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/symposium-towards-a-peaceful-global-order-and-gender-justice-in-diplomacy

 

The grammar(s) of visual narrative: What can comics tell us about cross-modal cognition?

Drawings and sequential images are an integral part of human expression dating back at least as far as cave paintings, and appear ubiquitously in contemporary society. Building on contemporary theories from linguistics and cognitive science, I will argue that the underlying structure and cognition of sequential images is similar to language. Specifically, I will show that a “new hierarchy of grammars” can characterize both the sequencing of linguistic grammars and those of sequential images. This taxonomy can effectively describe a range of grammatical structures, from the simple sequencing of instruction manuals, signage, and emoji, to the complex recursive grammars found in the narrative structure of comics. In that these systems use underlying structure argued to be similar to grammar, we then examine the psychological evidence that such processes may be domain-general, and pervade across language, music, and visual narratives. Altogether, this work raises intriguing questions about the connections between language and the diversity of humans’ expressive behaviors in the mind and brain.

 

Date: March 7th, 2017

Time: 13:15 - 15:00

Location: LUX Helgonavägen 3, sal C121

Contact: eva.sjostrand [at] fil.lu.se ()

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/ccl-guest-seminar-neil-cohn-visual-language-lab-tilburg-university

 

This symposium aims to raise awareness about global and local disaster risk, the challenges and potential solutions.

The world is changing at a seemingly ever increasing pace and many are worried about what the future holds in terms of disasters, death and despair. This symposium, "Disasters Evermore? Past, Present and Future Risk in an Uncertain World", focuses on disaster risk in our past, present and future, providing both hope and concern in a mix of short presentations by researchers and a panel debate with high­-level decision-­makers on national and international levels.

The purpose of the event is to utilize Lund University’s 350-years Jubilee to raise awareness amongst the general public, political leaders, and civil servants regarding changing global and local disaster risk, associated challenges, and potential solutions.

The event is free and open to the public, but will require registration.

Sign up here: http://www.lu.se/form/afternoon-symposium-7-march-2017-registration

 

Date: March, 7th, 2017

Time: 15:00 - 18:00

Location: Aulan, Universitetshuset i Lund

Contact: mo.hamza [at] risk.lth.se ()

For the program and more information: http://www.lu.se/event/disasters-past-present-and-future-risk-in-an-uncertain-world

 

Presentations on latest news from FORMAS, writing applications and the evaluation process.

1-2 representatives from FORMAS will present, an evaluator and researchers with successful applications will give advice.

This seminar targets all researchers interested in the Formas calls, both within and outside of Lund University.

Register here before 5 March: https://docs.google.com/a/student.lu.se/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkxLufuPMfqpbjJNP1157EU7BgUp2d9pZilu707h4V2XpeqQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Date: March 8th, 2017

Time: 13:15 - 16:00

Location: LUX Aula, Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Contact: carin.nilsson [at] cec.lu.se ()

For the program and more information: http://www.lu.se/event/information-about-formas-yearly-call-2017

 

Keld Laursen is Professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation at the Copenhagen Business School. His research interests span across firm strategy and innovation in general, Open and distributed innovation processes and the the role of universities and science in innovative activities.

 

Date March 8th, 2017:

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: CIRCLE Seminar Room

Contact: palina.sauchanka [at] circle.lu.se

 

Mid-twentieth century Korea was a violent place. This violence had local aspects but it also intersected with wider processes, in particular decolonization and the emerging Cold War. Actors imbued this violence with social meaning: as resistance to colonial rule, empowerment of marginalized groups, waging of ideological battles, following of duty, or protection of family and homeland. One specialist in violence from this period was a man named Kim Tu-han. He was a larger-than-life figure and had a career that was immensely contradictory: he was both street thug and vigilante, orphan and son of a national hero, elected politician and convicted murderer. Intriguingly, South Korean popular culture has remembered Kim – who is known ubiquitously in the country – as a sort of folk hero. In his life and in later representations of his life, we can find narratives of what makes violence legitimate. Such narratives strike at the core of understandings of authority and collective identity. This lecture uses a discussion of Kim’s career and memory as a way to reflect on multiple themes: the contested meanings of public ideologies in the early Cold War, the formation of the South Korean state, and ethnic nationalism in contemporary South Korea.

This event is part of the science week ‘Is the world becoming a better place', which takes place between 6-12 March.

 

Date: March 9th, 2017

Time:  09:15

Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18, Lund

Contact: marina.svensson [at] ace.lu.se ()

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/street-violence-state-making-and-popular-nationalism-in-south-korea

 

The division of Water Resources Engineering at LTH, Lund University, gives six brief popular science talks about water and its importance in society in a number of different areas. These talks will address both local and global issues and be held in English.

This event is part of the science week ‘Is the world becoming a better place', which takes place between 6-12 March.

 

Date: March 9th, 2017

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: Föreläsningssal A, V-huset, LTH

Contact: hans.hanson [at] tvrl.lth.se ()

Or more information: http://www.lu.se/event/water-in-a-changing-climate-threats-and-opportunities

 

This event addresses recent political developments and the human rights situation in various countries in East and South-East Asia.

Scholars from the region and Lund University will discuss recent positive developments as well as setbacks and increasing repression in East and South-East Asia. The event will also addresses the role of scholars and the situation for academic freedom in the region.

The event is organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and open to the public. Welcome!

This event is part of the science week ‘Is the world becoming a better place', which takes place between 6-12 March.

 

Date: March 10th, 2017

Time:09:15- 16:30

Location: Nedre Palaestra

Contact: marina.svensson [at] ace.lu.se

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/democracy-and-human-rights-in-east-and-south-east-asia-developments-and-challenges

 

2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council which was set-up by the European Commission in 2007. To celebrate the success of all scientifical breakthroughs and discoveries an ”ERC week” is taking place from 13 to 19 March all over Europe.

 

Date: march 13th, 2017

Time: 13:00 - 16:30

Location: Jubileumsaulan, Jan Waldenströms gata 5, SUS Malmö

Contact:  jacqueline.postma [at] med.lu.se ()

For the program and more information: http://www.lu.se/event/erc-scientific-symposium-research-for-public-health-accomplishments-within-type-2-diabetes-obesity-and-cardiometabolic-diseases

 

This interdisciplinary symposium is aimed at shedding light on how the sound environment may affect children spanning from the prenatal stage to the young person enjoying loud music or engaging in other loud activities. More seldom do we ask how the child him/herself perceives the sound environment. The Sound Environment Center at Lund University takes a holistic grasp on children's´ chronological exposure to sound and noise, Research on children's´ exposure to sound and noise today includes many different disciplines, like audiology, acoustics, logopedy psychology, environmental medicine and neuroscience. Top researchers from these fields are taking part in this symposium. The child´s exposure to sound will be scrutinized both in detail and at meta levels.

Preregistration necessary to projektledare [at] ljudcentrum.lu.se. Write 17/3 in the subject line. Please register early to be sure of seating.

 

Date: March 17th, 2017

Time: 09:00- 16:00

Location: Belfragesalen, BMC, Sölvegatan 19, Lund. (D1539a, floor 15, lift) Entrance Klinikgatan 32!

More info and abstracts at www.ljudcentrum.lu.se

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Other News, Events & Opportunities in Details

 

Join SoPact for a 3-month acceleration program that will change the course of your startup and perhaps even your life. Our aim is to make sure your venture has a much better chance of succeeding by the end of the program, ready to scale your positive impact and be better prepared to take the next steps in your entrepreneurial journey.

Create a well defined MVP, build a stronger team, shore up support with vital stakeholders and partners, validate your product and market assumptions and start getting ready to attract funding. You should be ready to raise your first funding round 6-9 months after having successfully gone through the SoPact accelerator.

 

Application deadline: March 20. 2017

 

For more information, please see:

http://sopact.org/accelerator-program/accelerator/

 

Film director Tan Pin Pin travelled to Thailand, Malaysia and United Kingdom to interview Singapore political exiles about their feelings about Singapore. Some have not been home for 50 years.

The film is banned in Singapore for undermining national security but has been screened at film festivals around the world and won many prizes.

This event is part of the science week ‘Is the world becoming a better place', which takes place between 6-12 March.

 

Date: March 9th, 2017

Time: 14:15 - 16:00

Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18, Lund

Contact :marina.svensson [at] ace.lu.se

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/screening-of-to-singapore-with-love-by-tan-pin-pin:

 

How have the conditions for female musicians changed since Vietnam opened its borders to the West?

Thanh Thuy Nguyen, musician and doctoral students at the Malmö Academy of Music, talks about her experiences and research on gestures seen on Vietnamese television shows with traditional music.

 

Date: March 10th, 2017

Time: 10:15 - 10:30

Location: Nedre Palestra, Lund

Contact: thanh_thuy.nguyen [at] mhm.lu.se

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/social-development-in-vietnam-reflected-in-womens-guestures-on-tv-shows

 

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