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This list contains all other lists of seminars and events within the Department of Politics and International Studies. See www.polis.cam.ac.uk for more details.
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Thu 13 May 18:00: Journalism in Colonial Settings: The case of Puerto Rico

Tue, 04/05/2021 - 13:07
Journalism in Colonial Settings: The case of Puerto Rico

The News Media in Puerto Rico: Journalism in Colonial Settings and in Times of Crises is the most contemporary and critical book on that subject. The authors of the book build on historical research, interviews with journalists, and colonial theoretical frameworks to explain the challenges facing the media and the Puerto Rican public in these times of crises. The talk will address the genesis of the book, key findings and its value for future studies of media in colonial and neocolonial settings.

About the authors: Federico Subervi-Vélez, PhD, Honorary Associate/Fellow of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Sandra Rodríguez Cotto, MA, Journalist, blogger, and Public Relations Professional, Puerto Rico Jairo Lugo-Ocando, PhD, Professor in Residence, Northwestern University in Qatar

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Thu 27 May 17:00: Exploring the implications of online assemblies

Wed, 21/04/2021 - 09:37
Exploring the implications of online assemblies

In its seminal General Comment on the right of peaceful assembly, adopted last year, the UN Human Rights Committee found that Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights “protects peaceful assemblies wherever they take place: outdoors, indoors and online; in public and private spaces; or a combination thereof.” In the process of developing this General Comment over the previous two years, the question of the extent to which the right could be exercised wholly-remotely had been one of the most frequently-discussed topics. In 2019 CGHR put together a Research Pack on the issue, and hosted an Expert Meeting for members of the Committee and other stakeholders to discuss the full implications. The upheavals and transformations that have come about since then as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic have perhaps normalised the idea of online or remote gatherings, but questions still persist, particularly with respect to what legitimate restrictions might be imposed upon the exercise of the right of assembly online, what the implications are for large platforms and digital service providers, and how the right might intersect with thorny practical challenges such as content-moderation.

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Tue 18 May 17:00: Book launch: The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World (Severine Autesserre, Barnard College- Columbia University).

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 10:14
Book launch: The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World (Severine Autesserre, Barnard College- Columbia University).

Dr. Autesserre is Professor at Barnard College – Columbia University, and a leading scholar on peace and conflict. Her third book, The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World, is published by Oxford University Press.

The Frontlines of Peace covers the hopeful story of the ordinary yet extraordinary people who have figured out how to build lasting peace in their communities. You can learn more about the book at https://severineautesserre.com/

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Tue 18 May 16:00: Roundtable: Max Skjönsberg, "The Persistence of Party"

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 17:34
Roundtable: Max Skjönsberg, "The Persistence of Party"

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Thu 13 May 17:00: Journalism in Colonial Settings: The case of Puerto Rico

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 10:35
Journalism in Colonial Settings: The case of Puerto Rico

The News Media in Puerto Rico: Journalism in Colonial Settings and in Times of Crises is the most contemporary and critical book on that subject. The authors of the book build on historical research, interviews with journalists, and colonial theoretical frameworks to explain the challenges facing the media and the Puerto Rican public in these times of crises. The talk will address the genesis of the book, key findings and its value for future studies of media in colonial and neocolonial settings.

About the authors: Federico Subervi-Vélez, PhD, Honorary Associate/Fellow of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Sandra Rodríguez Cotto, MA, Journalist, blogger, and Public Relations Professional, Puerto Rico Jairo Lugo-Ocando, PhD, Professor in Residence, Northwestern University in Qatar

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Mon 10 May 17:00: James Bryce and the concepts of constitution

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 15:11
James Bryce and the concepts of constitution

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Thu 11 Feb 17:00: Practitioner Series: Lysa John [CIVICUS]

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 10:10
Practitioner Series: Lysa John [CIVICUS]

Lysa John is the Secretary General of CIVICUS , a global alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. Prior to joining CIVICUS , Lysa worked with Save the Children International as their global Campaigns and Advocacy Strategy Director, and served as Head of Outreach for the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda. Born in India, she spent the first part of her career working grassroots-led advocacy and campaigns linked to urban poverty, governance, and human rights. During this time, she served as the National Coordinator at “Wada Na Todo Abhiyan” (Don’t Break the Promise Campaign). She holds a Master’s Degree from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

The CGHR Practitioner series seeks to allow students to listen and speak to a selection of high-level experts working in these fields, and address key issues and questions. The seminars which take place during the Lent term, are designed to equip students with an in-depth and critical look at what each area involves; the type of work carried out, contingent challenges and essential competencies. The first part of the session will introduce the speaker, chaired by a discussant from CGHR , and will open up to the audience in the second portion of the evening to provide the opportunity for students to engage with the topics discussed.

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Thu 28 Jan 17:00: Practitioner Series: Deborah Brown [Human Rights Watch]

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 10:09
Practitioner Series: Deborah Brown [Human Rights Watch]

Deborah Brown is a senior researcher and advocate on digital rights at Human Rights Watch. Her areas of focus include the role of digital technologies in electoral processes, content governance, cybersecurity, and digital exclusion. Before joining Human Rights Watch, she worked at the Association for Progressive Communications as the global policy advocacy lead, where she collaborated with a global network of civil society organizations on a range of human rights and internet governance issues. She also led the organization’s work in UN processes and engaged governments and companies. In the past, Deborah also worked at Access Now and the United Nations Foundation. She holds an M.A. in democracy and governance from Georgetown University and a B.A. in human rights and political science from Barnard College, Columbia University.

The CGHR Practitioner series seeks to allow students to listen and speak to a selection of high-level experts working in these fields, and address key issues and questions. The seminars which take place during the Lent term, are designed to equip students with an in-depth and critical look at what each area involves; the type of work carried out, contingent challenges and essential competencies. The first part of the session will introduce the speaker, chaired by a discussant from CGHR , and will open up to the audience in the second portion of the evening to provide the opportunity for students to engage with the topics discussed.

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Thu 25 Feb 17:00: Practitioner Series: Aleksandra Dier [CTED]

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 09:57
Practitioner Series: Aleksandra Dier [CTED]

Dr. Aleksandra Dier is a counterterrorism and gender expert at the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate. Over the past decade, Aleksandra has worked for the United Nations in the areas of conflict prevention and mediation, peacekeeping, sanctions, and counterterrorism. She served in UN field missions in Afghanistan and Burundi, and was involved in the planning of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. She also served as the special assistant to the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Conflict Prevention. Prior to joining the UN, she worked in several think tanks on European security policy and crisis management in Africa. Aleksandra holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

The CGHR Practitioner series seeks to allow students to listen and speak to a selection of high-level experts working in these fields, and address key issues and questions. The seminars which take place during the Lent term, are designed to equip students with an in-depth and critical look at what each area involves; the type of work carried out, contingent challenges and essential competencies. The first part of the session will introduce the speaker, chaired by a discussant from CGHR , and will open up to the audience in the second portion of the evening to provide the opportunity for students to engage with the topics discussed.

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Thu 11 Mar 17:00: Practitioner Series: Mária Patakyová [Public Defender of Rights]

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 09:49
Practitioner Series: Mária Patakyová [Public Defender of Rights]

Mária Patakyová was elected the Public Defender of Rights of the Slovak Republic on 8 February 2017. She has been working at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava since her graduation in 1985 honoured with the Rector’s Award.

Currently she is a professor of commercial law in charge of the development of commercial law at the Department of Commercial and Economic Law. Between May 2013 and February 2016 she was responsible for the development of civil law at the third grade of study at the Department of Civil Law.

The CGHR Practitioner series seeks to allow students to listen and speak to a selection of high-level experts working in these fields, and address key issues and questions. The seminars which take place during the Lent term, are designed to equip students with an in-depth and critical look at what each area involves; the type of work carried out, contingent challenges and essential competencies. The first part of the session will introduce the speaker, chaired by a discussant from CGHR , and will open up to the audience in the second portion of the evening to provide the opportunity for students to engage with the topics discussed.

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