The Bauman Institute International Conference

Re-thinking Global Society
The Bauman Institute
International Launch Conference

School of Sociology and Social Policy,
University of Leeds UK

Monday 6th – Tuesday 7th September 2010

We are delighted to announce that the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds will formally launch the Bauman Institute in September 2010, established in honour of Leeds’s Emeritus Professor of Sociology Zygmunt Bauman.

In recognition of the launch, we are holding an International Conference here at the University of Leeds on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September 2010.

The Conference aims to bring together international expertise amongst scholars, researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students, working in a variety of fields across the arts, humanities and social sciences. As such, we are delighted to announce amongst our confirmed plenary speakers:

Zygmunt Bauman
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds

George Ritzer
Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, Washington DC

Daniel Libeskind

Neal Lawson
Chair of Compass and writer for The Guardian and The New Statesman

Saskia Sassen
Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

FINAL Call for Papers

Our key conference themes are:
• Consumerism and Sustainability
• Globalization, Risk and Uncertainty
• Renewing Politics and Civil Society
• The Social Thought of Zygmunt Bauman

We invite abstracts of not more than 150 words and tied to any of the above themes to be submitted not later than 30th April 2010 to the email address below. All abstracts will be subject to peer-review and should be sent to the Director of the Bauman Institute, Dr Mark Davis:

Conference Fees*

Early Registration (before 30 June 2010) £190
Unwaged/Student Rate (Early) £110

Late Registration (from 1 July 2010) £265
Unwaged/Student Rate (Late) £165

*All fee options include full conference registration and an invitation to an Evening Drinks Reception on the Monday, to be held in the Great Hall at the University of Leeds.

For further information, see: