Events in the School of Social Sciences

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

Econometrics Seminar - Claudia Noack (University of Bonn)

12:00 - 13:00 26 February 2024

Title: Flexible Covariate Adjustments in Regression Discontinuity Designs joint with Christoph Rothe and Tomasz Olma Abstract: Empirical regression discontinuity (RD) studies often use covariates to increase the precision of their estimates. In this paper, we propose a novel class of estimators that use such covariate information more effici..

Kevin Yildirim (University of Cambridge)

16:00 - 18:00 26 February 2024

Kevin Yildrim: Evaluating profit: inter-ethnic tensions in Istanbul's waste import sector In this talk, I analyse inter-ethnic tensions among workers in a recycling depot in Istanbul that imported and processed plastic waste from the United Kingdom. Owned by a Kurdish businessman, the depot had a diverse workforce that included: irregular mi..

Macro Seminar - Alexandre Kohlhas (Oxford)

16:00 - 17:00 27 February 2024

Title: Granular Sentiments

Brownbag - Nicolas Gachet

13:00 - 14:00 28 February 2024

Title: The pearls of land settlement policies and agrarian reform in Ecuador

Comparative Politics Seminar

15:30 - 28 February 2024

David Richards and Jack Newman, University of Manchester

How do revolutions change everyday lives and practices? Prof Asef Bayat

16:00 - 17:30 28 February 2024

Drawing on decades of research in the Middle East, Professor Bayat discusses the impacts of revolutionary activities on everyday life. Asef Bayat is Professor of Sociology and Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Revolutionary Life: The E..

MET Seminar - Julien Combe (Polytechnique, Paris)

17:00 - 18:00 28 February 2024

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Mitchell Centre Seminar series

16:00 - 17:30 28 February 2024

Francisca Ortiz-Ruizx, Millenium Institute for Care Research (MICARE), Santiago

"Beyond Westminster: A second chamber for the whole country" - a talk by the Lord Speaker of the House of Lord - Lord McFall of Alcluith

17:30 - 18:30 29 February 2024

Join us for an exciting event where Lord McFall will discuss options for reform of Parliament’s Upper House, to enhance the effectiveness of its work of scrutiny and revision of legislation as well as its capacity for addressing the long-term challenges facing the UK. This in-person event will be held at University Place, Lecture Theatre A...

Book launch: Masking in the pandemic

17:00 - 20:00 29 February 2024

Join us to celebrate the launch of 'Masking in the Pandemic: Materiality, Interaction and Moral Practice', a new book exploring the sociology of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is written by Owen Abbott, Vanessa May, Sophie Woodward, Rob Meckin and Leah Gilman. See Eventbrite for more information and to book a free place.