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Newsflash no. 36 - September 7, 2017

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Contents

News from Graduate School 

Welcome new programme students!

LAST CALL: Programme Registration Forms!

New Date: Monday, September 11th, 12:00 – 13:00 -  Document Drop Off for Conditionally Admitted Students

Registration Update for Conditionally Admitted Students

Autumn Potluck

Information meeting: third term, for first-year students

Information meeting: thesis, for first-year students

Meetings scheduled for class representatives

Student representatives needed!

 

News from Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: The elite, the establishment and the ‘people’: who’s who? Analyzing rightwing populist discourses. Sep 27th (Read more HERE)

Seminar: In and out of tradition: A qualitative study on Muslim feminism in Sweden and Denmark. (Read more HERE)

Panel Discussion: East Asia in the era of Donald Trump: Understanding the world's most important region (Read more HERE)

Seminar: UN early warning & action: What's the Role of Human Rights in Prevention Efforts? (Read more HERE)

Open lecture: China's Digital Working Class (Read more HERE)

Lecture: Who decides how a problem is to be understood? (Read more HERE)

Seminar: Why Area Studies Are Important: The Future of Asian Studies (Read more HERE)

PhD vacancy announced at the Gender Department at Lund University (Read more HERE)

 

Other News and Events

AFFRA Summon: Extraordinary Annual Meeting. Sep 18th (Read more HERE)

AAFRA Kick-Off Mingle Sep 12th (Read more HERE)

The Newbreed doctoral programme: Örebro University is currently offering sixteen doctoral positions (Read more HERE)

 

 


Details

 

Welcome, new programme students!
Graduate School welcomes a new batch of programme students starting the master of science programmes in Development Studies, Global Studies and Social Studies of Gender. This year we have students from 43 different countries, with backgrounds in all of our nine majors. We look forward to working with you and to see your study progress during the coming two years! 

 

LAST CALL: Programme Registration Forms!

Most new Graduate School students have already completed the Programme Registration Form in the packet that was handed out at the Programme Introduction Day and later made available at the Student Reception, but there might be a few students who still have not done this. If you have not picked up an information packet from the Student Reception, please do so as soon as possible. Inside you will find a registration form that must be completed and returned to the student receptionist on duty.
 
Students who do not complete a registration form will not be registered to the programme.  

Turn in your registration sheet no later than Wednesday, September 13th. The Student Reception is open Mondays 12:30 - 15:30, Wednesdays 9 - 12, and Fridays from 10 – 13.

 

New Date: Monday, September 11th, 12:00 – 13:00 -  Document Drop Off for Conditionally Admitted Students

Unfortunately due to illness, Milan Burke was not able to hold the Diploma Drop Off Day this past Monday as planned. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Most conditionally admitted students have uploaded their documents, so students from any of the three Graduate School programmes may turn in diplomas or transcripts to Milan Burke at the Student Reception Desk on Monday, September 11th from 12:00 – 13:00.  

 

Registration Update for Conditionally Admitted Students

Most students should be registered at this time, with exception for some conditionally admitted students. You can check the Student Portal under My Registrations to see if you have been registered to the programme and/or course. Students who are conditionally admitted to the programme must submit official proof of completion of undergraduate studies or they will not be registered to courses or programmes. Those who have not completed all courses in their bachelor’s programme will not be allowed to join the master’s programme.
 
The Admissions Department is currently reviewing documents from students who have already uploaded diplomas and/or transcripts to University Admissions. If you see that you have not yet been registered, it is because Graduate School is waiting for approval from the Admissions Department before we can register you for the first course and/or the programme. Admissions are reviewing degree documents from the entire university’s conditionally admitted students, so this process can take time. We have already received some responses for a few conditionally admitted students and we will register you for the programme and/or course (where applicable) as soon as we can.
 
If you have already uploaded or submitted your diploma, we will be able to register you for both the course and programme once approved by the Admissions Department. If you have completed all courses in the degree but are waiting for the diploma to be issued, we will be able to register you only for the first course once approved by the Admissions Department. Only after you have submitted your diploma can we register you for the entire programme as well.
 
Swedish degree students who are waiting for the degree to be issued: The Admissions Department will check your credits and whether you have applied for a diploma and will issue you an exemption that will allow us to register you for the first course. Once you receive your degree, email milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se with your personal number and you will be registered for the programme.

International Degree students: If you have already uploaded your diploma and transcript, then Graduate School is awaiting approval from the Admissions Department to register you for both the course and the programme. If you submitted original documents to Graduate School, we will contact you when your degree documents are ready for pick up. 

 

Autumn Potluck Dinner

Graduate School will hold its annual potluck for both 1st and 2nd year students. We invite you to bring a dish to share- it can be from your home country or any other dish that you enjoy preparing and sharing. We will provide plates, plastic-ware, and drinks. If you would like to join, please sign up here.

 

Information meeting: third term, for first-year students
Time: 18/09/2017 - 8:15 to 9:15
Location: Room "Världen", Department of Human Geography, Sölvegatan 10.
Contact: Helena Falk, helena [dot] falk [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
This meeting is for Graduate School programme students only. We will present the programme structure focusing on the elective third term. You will learn more about elective courses, internship and exchange studies. For more information and to prepare for this meeting, please see our website.

 

Information meeting: thesis, for first-year students
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: TBA
Contact: Helena Falk, helena [dot] falk [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 
In this meeting you will recieve some practical information as well as som inspirational advice from our programme directors. For more information and to prepare for this meeting, please see our website.

 

Meetings scheduled for class representatives

We hope you have chosen your class representatives for the first profile course (SIMP25, SIMP17 and SIMP35). The course representatives are scheduled to meet with the programme directors in october. These are the dates: 

  • Introduction to Global Studies, SIMP17, October 2.
  • Theories and Issues in Development, SIMP35, October 10.
  • Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Sexuality, SIMP25, October 25
  • Joint meeting with Methods Director, Christopher Swader, November 30.

 

Student representatives needed!
Graduate School needs two new student representatives for the Graduate School Board. Student representatives are an important asset in the board and a link to our programme students. Student representatives are elected by the Student Union. If you would like to know more, please refer to Samhällsvetarkåren: 
https://www.samvetet.org/your-representatives

 

Seminar: The elite, the establishment and the ‘people’: who’s who? Analyzing rightwing populist discourses
Professor Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University.
Time: 27/09/2017 - 13:15 to 14:45
Location: Room 367, Eden
Contact: karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.svet.lu.se/event/professor-ruth-wodak-the-elite-the-establishment-and-the-people-whos-who-analyzing-rightwing-populist-discourses 

 

Seminar: In and out of tradition: A qualitative study on Muslim feminism in Sweden and Denmark
Vanja Mosbach. PhD Candidate, Uppsala University, Department of Theology
Open seminar included in the seminar series from the Department of Gender Studies. 
Tid: 20/09/2017 13:00
Plats: M: 226. Allhelgona kyrkogata 14. 
Kontakt: marta [dot] kolankiewicz [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se 
For more information click: http://www.genus.lu.se/event/in-and-out-of-tradition-a-qualitative-study-on-muslim-feminism-in-sweden-and-denmark 

 

Panel Discussion: East Asia in the era of Donald Trump: Understanding the world's most important region
The world is in flux, and despite its status as the world’s foremost military power, US foreign policy under Donald Trump appears increasingly erratic and its global influence is on the wane. Meanwhile, in East Asia, China’s quest for regional and global influence continues, Japan’s security reforms move the country further away from the spirit of its pacifist constitution, and events on the Korean peninsula dominate global headlines. As the world’s foremost military power, the US plays a key role in the region.
Tid: 06/09/2017 19:00 till 20:30
Plats: Sandgatan 2, Lund
Kontakt: paul [dot] oshea [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/east-asia-in-the-era-of-donald-trump-understanding-the-worlds-most-important-region

 

Seminar: UN early warning & action: What's the Role of Human Rights in Prevention Efforts?
Erik Friberg
As the world faces possibly the gravest set of crises in UN history, with staggering human suffering as well as economic costs and other consequences, system-wide prevention efforts must be urgently strengthened. The UN Secretary-General places a strong focus on prevention and has called for a surge in diplomacy for peace. The importance to invest further in such efforts has been reinforced in a string of recent UN reviews, summits and initiatives. While a deterioration in human rights situations is often a driver of conflict, violence and insecurity, human rights protection also routinely provides part of the solutions. However, while early warning analysis may identify the structural and dynamic risk factors in situations – or the root and proximate causes – the challenge frequently remains in ensuring subsequent early action. Among other actors and partners, how does and can UN human rights work contribute to more effective prevention efforts?
Tid: 13/09/2017 14:00 till 15:00
Plats: Beijing Conference Room at the Raoul wallenberg Institute Stora Gråbrödersgatan 17 B, P.O. Box 1155, SE-221 05 Lund, Sweden,
Kontakt: mastibegim [dot] milikbekova [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/hr2-internal-seminar-un-early-warning-action-whats-the-role-of-human-rights-in-prevention-efforts 

 

Open lecture: China's Digital Working Class
Professor Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Old and new working-class people in China are adopting and appropriating digital media, while the digital economy is creating entirely new jobs, communities, and socio-political dynamics. The digital working class marks a fourth stage in the modern history of Chinese class politics, when China has become the world's factory with immense labor power and increasing social inequality, when the content of Chinese working-class culture has become more diverse and impactful than ever as could be seen in the Fan Yusu phenomenon in spring 2017, all happening at a time when the results of China's internal processes become more consequential for the world at large. What are the characteristics of China's digital working class? How can we make sense of it, through what conceptual frameworks? This talk shall discuss the applicability of the "circuits of labor" model (Qiu, Gregg and Crawford, 2014), its premises, limits and implications for future research.
Tid: 12/09/2017 14:15 till 16:00
Plats: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18B, Lund
Kontakt: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/chinas-digital-working-class

 

Lecture: Who decides how a problem is to be understood?
Terry Cannon has a background in development studies, and specialises on rural livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, vulnerability analysis and adaptation to climate change.
The theme of this lecture is how neo-liberalism has operated to reduce the ability in academia to research the causes of problems. It argues that the way that problems are framed has been distorted through power structures in which we are forced to conform, leading to the acceptance of fake concepts (such as ‘community’ and resilience) and avoidance of explanations that actually look at what is causing the problems we claim to address.
Tid: 15/09/2017 13:00 till 14:00
Plats: University building, room 206 (second floor)
Kontakt: per [dot] becker [at] risk [dot] lth [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/who-decides-how-a-problem-is-to-be-understood-0 

 

Seminar: Why Area Studies Are Important: The Future of Asian Studies
At this event international scholars and scholars from Lund University and other academic institutions in Sweden will present their perspectives on the current situation and future of area studies, new approaches and projects, including transregional studies, as well as challenges for interdisciplinary studies and area studies.
Confirmed speakers are:
Professor Hyung-Gu Lynn, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia and editor of Pacific Affairs.
Professor Philippe Peycam, director of International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden.
Associate Professor Barbara Schulte, deputy head of the Department of Sociology, Lund University
Professor Marina Svensson, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University,.
Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Central and Eastern European Studies, European Studies, Lund University
Professor Björn Wittrock, director of Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, Uppsala
Registration: If you are interested in coming to this event, please send an e-mail to marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se by 4 September at the latest.
Tid: 19/09/2017 09:00 till 13:00
Plats: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Kontakt: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/why-area-studies-are-important-the-future-of-asian-studies

 

Phd in Gender Studies Department, Lund Unversity.
Deadline for applications: 25th September 2017
For more information: https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:163725/type:job/where:4/apply:1

 

AFFRA (Association of African Affairs) Summon: Extraordinary Annual Meeting.
An extraordinary Annual Meeting of the Association of African Affairs will be held on the 18th of September 2017, 4pm at Eden room 230, Paradisgatan 5. The purpose with the meeting is to elect a new President, Vice President and Communications Manager, and to pass a by-law on senior advisors to the Association of African Affairs.
Tid: 18 September kl. 16:00 – 17:00 
Plats: Paradisgatan 5, Lund (Building H, Eden Room 230
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/events/116291925742019/

 

AAFRA (Association of African Affairs) Kick-Off Mingle.
Date and time: 12 September kl. 18:00 – 20:30
Location: Paradisgatan 5S, 223 50 Lund
For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/317788842024898/

 

The Newbreed doctoral programme
Örebro University is currently offering sixteen doctoral positions within the Newbreed programme. Newbreed is a doctoral programme within the focus area of Successful Ageing. The programme is co-funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (MSCA COFUND).
Population ageing is undoubtedly a major challenge for the coming generations, and this therefore requires a “new breed” of researchers. The NEWBREED doctoral programme addresses this challenge through an interdisciplinary approach under the broad theme of ”successful ageing”.
Find more information about Newbreed at the programme website: www.newbreed-cofund.eu

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