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Presented by the Centre for Jewish Studies, FAHACS, CentreCATH and The Bauman Institute, Professor Bryan Cheyette will lead a discussion on his new book, Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial writing and the Nightmare of History.
Liquid Cities Postgraduate Masterclass with Peter Beilharz Professor of Sociology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Mark Davis Director of the Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK        Keith Tester Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK “Contemporary cities are the battlegrounds on which global powers and stubbornly local meanings and identities meet, clash, struggle and seek a…
Under the current Coalition Government and in the contemporary, post-financial crisis era, the ‘Big Society’ has become an organising concept that signals a different way of thinking about and organising public, financial and social services. At the same time, no other recent policy idea has been the source of as much passionate advocacy, derision, confusion…
Leeds Taking Soundings Dialogues in Politics and Culture The crisis as an opportunity for a new economy Speaker: Tim Jenkins   The present crisis is highlighting the urgency of a radical re-design of our economic model. A new economy would require a complete overhaul of the financial sector, would tackle growing social and economic inequalities,…
  The Neoliberal Attack on the Humanities: A Report from South Africa’s Front Line Professor Peter Vale Professor of Humanities, University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Professor of Politics Emeritus, Rhodes University, South Africa   Formerly in the School of Government and Professor of Social Theory at the University of the Western Cape, Professor Vale’s…
This one day, BSA sponsored conference, hosted at the University of Leeds in conjunction with the Bauman Institute, will be looking to discuss the following; How has sociological theory impacted on the ethical, economic, social and political landscape? Is there space for substantive ethical development within ‘the academy’? How might proposed drives towards efficiency, impact…
Tuesday 7th June – Thursday 16th June 2011 An array of public and academic events: Research workshops; public lectures; master classes; exhibitions, films, performances
Oxford University Chabad Society cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Zygmunt Bauman. “Zygmunt Bauman, born in Poznan, Poland, is one of Europe’s most influential sociologists and is currently Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Leeds University.  Since 1971, he has resided in England after being driven out of Poland by an anti-Semitic campaign, engineered…
It was an honour to welcome Neal Lawson (Chair of Compass, and writer for The Guardian and New Statesman), Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, and Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics), Daniel Libeskind (Architect), and George Ritzer (Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland) as our plenary speakers, and giving our inspirational closing address, Zygmunt…
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