Europaeum Trinity Term Seminar
Before War, After War
Tuesdays 10am | Gerry Martin Room | History Faculty | Oxford
1st week (24th April)
Dr Rowena Archer | When did the Hundred Years War End?
2nd week (1st May)
Dr Tracey Sowerby | War by other Means? Values and Practices in European Diplomacy c1500-c1600
3rd week (8th May)
Professor Peter Frankopan | Europe and the West – Past, Present and Future
4th week (15th May)
5th week (22nd May)
Dr Paul Flather | Europe’s World Wars, the British Raj and the Arrival of Indian Independence
6th week (29th May)
Professor Mike Broers | Visions of Empire: Napoleonic Europe when the War is Over
7th week (5th June)
postponed (tbc): Dr Gabriela Frei | Visions of World Orders after the First World War
Tuesday 5 June | 5pm | All Welcome
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Oxford
Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Graduate Institute, Geneva
A THEORY OF ISIS – Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order *
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou is Professor of International History and Chair of the International History Department at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and teaches as well at the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris. Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Harvard University Programme on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Deputy-Director and Academic Dean of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He is the author of A Theory of ISIS (2017), Understanding Al Qaeda (2011) and Iraq and the Second Gulf War (2002), and co-editor of Democratisation in the 21st Century (2016). His research focuses on political violence and transnational terrorism, the transformation of warfare, political liberalisation and contemporary Middle Eastern sociopolitical developments. Widely published, Professor Mohamedou is regularly quoted in the world’s media for his expertise. Since 2014, he is a member of the Kofi Annan-appointed West Africa Commission on Drugs and, since 2017, serves on the United Nations High Level Panel on Migration. In May 2016, the New African magazine named him amongst the 50 Most Influential African Intellectuals and, in February 2018, amongst the 100 Africans of the Year.
This lecture is part of the annual Oxford-Geneva Europaeum lecture exchange
* A Theory of Isis – Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order, Pluto Press (2017)
25 – 27 June
Estoril International Graduate Debate
International Graduate Debate, hosted by the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal. The 26th annual edition of the Estoril Political Forum will focus on the relationship between the national sentiment and cosmopolitan views – a crucial question that has recently returned to the centre of political and academic debates. Refusing the unfortunate dichotomy between nationalism and internationalism, we will encourage a civilised conversation between different views on patriotism and cosmopolitanism, as well as on the contribution of both to modern democracies.
More info and how to apply for a place by 14th May: https://europaeum.org/opportunities-2/apply-for-a-europaeum-event/
2 – 13 July
Summer course Romani Identities and Antigypsyism
Central University, Budapest
19 – 24 August
Leiden University: International Cyber Security Summer School
Deadline 31 May
27 August – 1 September
Helsinki Summer School
FUTURE OF WORK
Reshaping the meaning of work in the future society
The time of lifelong careers in professions and fields of work requiring particular training and skills is over. Not only have professions and labour markets changed, but the very nature of work is changing, placing public finances and European welfare states under pressure. Ideas such as universal basic income are being explored and experimented. Technological change creates opportunities as well as risks in the form of platform jobs and the sharing economy.
The Europaeum Summer School 2018, hosted by the University of Helsinki, explores the changing nature of work and its effects to the life of an individual in the society. The students of the Summer School will explore the theme through four different approaches: technological opportunities and risks, equalities and inequalities formed in the future, the pressure on the welfare state and the changing education systems. What kind of ethical questions do the technological opportunities present? Who will benefit and who will lose from the fragmented nature of work? How will the welfare state be maintained with a narrowing tax base? Will the education system adapt to these changes?
Europaeum Summer School will provide a comprehensive course on the future of work and the changes that individuals in societies will face. The speakers and teachers include leading experts in the field. Summer School is targeted to advanced graduate students. The one-week Summer School is divided in four parts in four days: each day will focus on a particular topic. Speakers are invited to conduct regular classes, but workshops and a panel debate are also expected.
Prior to the Summer School, each student will choose their own approach to tackle the question of the future of work. Preparatory readings will be assigned according to chosen topics. By the end of the week each student will prepare a presentation on their chosen topic.
The Europaeum Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.
Application deadline 25th May, how to apply
19 – 21 September
Conference, Law & Development Research Network (Leiden)
Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network at Leiden. Theme ‘Interfaces’.
24 – 25 October
International Rector’s Conference
‘The University and the Republic: 100 Years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic – Legacy of Democracy, Humanism and Responsibility’ (Charles University, Prague)
26 – 28 October
Europaeum Classics Colloquium
The annual Europaeum Classics Colloquium is taking place in Munich this year, and we are currently preparing for this. Watch this space!
21 – 23 November
Conference ‘Nationalism and International Order’ (Leiden)
22 – 24 November
Security Workshop, Jagellonian University, Krakow
details to come