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Events in the School of Social Sciences

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

Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University) "Price Customization and Targeting in Matching Markets"

13:30 - 15:00 20 March 2019

Abstract: Recent technologies enable matching intermediaries to engage in unprecedented levels of targeting, whereby matches finely depend on the agents' characteristics, but also favour customised (i.e., match specific) pricing. Yet, recent regulations prohibiting the transfer of personal data and imposing restrictions on bundling are expecte..

CGP Research Cluster with Jess Gifkins: The practice of legitimacy in the UN Security Council: Debating Darfur

13:30 - 15:00 20 March 2019

Please join the CGP Research Cluster for a seminar with Dr Jess Gifkins (University of Manchester). Dr Jess Gifkins' researches global governance in relation to questions of peace and security. She studies decision-making practices within the United Nations Security Council, and has published research on the international response to crises i..

CPPI Research Cluster with Anna Sanders: The Impact of Gendered Policies on Women's Voting Behaviour: A Focus Group Analysis of the 2015 UK General Election'

15:30 - 17:00 20 March 2019

Please join the CPPI Research Cluster for Anna Sanders' seminar on 'The Impact of Gendered Policies on Women's Voting Behaviour: A Focus Group Analysis of the 2015 UK General Election'. Anna Sanders is a third year PhD student at the University of Manchester. Much of Ms Sander's work extends the analysis of gendered policies on women’s voti..

Mitchell centre seminar series

16:00 - 17:30 20 March 2019

Xi Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Identifying Patent Risks in Technological Competition Based on Social Network Analysis Identifying patent risk is a crucial way to assist technological innovation subjects to confront with fierce technological competition. In the era of knowledge economies, the global development of arti..

All Our Futures 2: Further thoughts on creating a healthy built environment for older people

13:00 - 16:00 21 March 2019

You are invited to a free seminar on creating a healthy built environment for older people starting at 1pm with a free networking lunch. Healthy ageing is a headline policy ambition, but are we creating built environments that will help to achieve that objective? This event will focus on the physical aspects of designing to support an ageing..

Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary)

13:00 - 14:15 21 March 2019

Applied Economics Seminar

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Martin Holbraad (UCL)

16:00 - 18:00 25 March 2019

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 25th March 2019 Dr Martin Holbraad – University College London Permanence premised: the granted power of revolution in Cuba. Martin Holbraad (University College London) Might one way for things to be permanent be that they are taken for granted? Might the temporal question of permanence entail also th..

Emircan Yurdagul (Carlos III Madrid)

16:15 - 17:45 26 March 2019

Macro seminar

GPE Research Cluster with Simone Claar: South African class relations and international trade

15:00 - 16:30 27 March 2019

Please join the GPE Research Cluster for Simone Claar's "South African class relations and international trade" The South African government freely joined the negotiations of an Economic Partnership Agreement between the region and European Union in 2006. At the end of 2007, they rejected signing the interim EPA. From 2010 to 2014 the South A..

Mitchell centre seminar series

16:00 - 17:30 27 March 2019

Andreas Herz, University of Hildesheim, Germany Gil Viry, University of Edinburgh Spatiality and reciprocity in family networks: A multilevel analysis The geographical dispersion of families raises concerns that family bonds have weakened. Physically distant family members would be less able or willing to exchange (some types of) support an..