Events in the School of Social Sciences

Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the School of Social Sciences.

MET Seminar - Gabriel Carroll (Toronto)

17:00 - 18:00 31 May 2023

Title: Dynamic Incentives in Incompletely Specified Environments Abstract: Consider a repeated interaction where it is unknown which of various stage games will be played each period. This framework captures the logic of intertemporal incentives even though numeric payoffs to any strategy profile are indeterminate. A natural solution concep..

Political Economy Seminar with Ilias Alami "Foreign investment screening mechanisms and emergent geographies of (post)globalization"

15:00 - 16:30 06 June 2023

Abstract. Technologically advanced states and large emerging economies increasingly use foreign investment screening mechanisms (FISM) to block inward foreign investment targeting sectors considered critical. Is the proliferation of FISM auguring an era of deglobalization and a re-assertion of national-state sovereignty over globalized economi..

Social Statistics Seminar Series: Seminar 7 - Rhys Christopher Jones on "Weapons of Statistical Instruction"

17:00 - 18:00 06 June 2023

Abstract: We are living in an increasingly data-centric world, where it is essential for everyone to have a statistical awareness and build upon their statistical senses. The need for statistics has never been greater. With rapidly changing times, and a world saturated with data and interesting variables, we need new ways and new ideas to help..

Democracy and Election Seminar

07 June 2023

Lucan Way (University of Toronto) Joint with Comparative Politics

Conversations on urban ageing and inclusivity in Manchester's rave scene

15:00 - 16:00 14 June 2023

An in-person seminar from Helen Holmes which will explore ageing and inclusivity in Manchester's rave scene. For more information please visit the Eventbrite page:

Joint CGP and GPE Talk by Luca Mavelli (University of Kent)

14:00 - 15:30 15 June 2023

Hybrid Event: On campus: Arthur Lewis Building, Boardroom 2nd floor Online:

Open Minds XVI

15 - 16 June 2023

Open Minds is a two-day conference which offers graduate students working in all areas of philosophy the chance to present their work and gain feedback in a welcoming and friendly environment. With two parallel workshop streams running throughout the two days – ‘Applied Philosophy’ and ‘Theoretical Philosophy’ - the conference seeks..

Lewis Lab Seminar - Xiaobing Wang (Manchester)

16:00 - 17:00 22 June 2023

Title: TBC

Varieties of Fictionalism

22 - 23 June 2023

Workshop on Varieties of Fictionalism. This workshop is organised by the Philosophy Department and will take place The University of Manchester. June 22 / 23 DAY 1: JUNE 22 Location: The Keepers Room, Whitworth Building (the access is via a staircase). 12.15 - 12.45: Event opens (refreshments are available) 12.45 - 14.00: Bradley Armou..

Working with and against race (Alana Lentin)

14:00 - 17:00 22 June 2023

The CODE ECR network invites you to an afternoon seminar with Professor Alana Lentin from Western Sydney University entitled "Working With and Against Race". Professor Lentin will talk about how to conceptualise race as a technology of power via Cedric Robinson’s idea of the racial regime, in order to help us think about how race is recursiv..

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