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Challenges of Experimental Government and Public Policy Series

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Some fascinating topics coming up in the Department of Sociology new seminar series - 'Challenges of Experimental Government and Public Policy Series'

Challenges of Experimental government and Public policy series

Some fascinating topics coming up in the Department of Sociology new seminar series.

 

1. 'How to deal with public health crises in humanitarian and conflict zones'

Friday 5th October 2018 | 5pm | Seminar Room 1, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

Professor Paul Spiegel (Johns Hopkins University, Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Health) and Dr Oliver Morgan (WHO)

 

2. 'Behavioural Government: Debiasing the policy-making procress'

Thursday October 11th 2018 | 5pm | Cripps Auditorium, Magdalene College

Mark Egan (Behavioural Insights Team)

 

3. 'Designing and implementing public policies: an insider’s perspective'

Wednesday 17th October 2018 | 5pm | Lecture Theatre 4, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

Dame Professor Carol Black (Principal, Newnham College) and Donna Ward (Director of the Children, Families and Disadvantage Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions)

 

4. 'The Debate about RCTs in Development is over. We won. They lost'

Friday 19th October 2018 | 5pm | Lecture Theatre 4, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

Professor Lant Pritchett (Harvard University / Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University)

 

5. ‘How to rig an election - And how to better safeguard democracy’ 

Thursday 25th October 2018 | 5pm | Sinyi Seminar Room, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School

Professor Nic Cheeseman (Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham) and Dr Brian Klass (Fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics)

 

6. BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Someone to Talk to’ (Oxford University Press) – ‘Loneliness, social isolation and public policy’.

Tuesday 6th November 2018 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Sainsbury Wing (rooms TBC)

 

7. 'The opportunities and challenges of using case studies to inform policy'

Thursday 8th November 2018 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Sainsbury Wing (rooms TBC)

Professor Michael Woolcock is Lead Social Scientist with the World Bank's Development Research Group, and a (part-time) Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

 

8. ‘Punch & Judy Politics: An Insiders' Guide to Prime Minister’s Questions’

Thursday 15th November 2018 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Sainsbury Wing (rooms TBC)

Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton

 

9. ‘Language Policy and National Politics: Reflections on the Rise of Israeli "New Right" and the Erasure of Arabic as an Official Language’

Friday 18th January 2019 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Sainsbury Wing (rooms TBC)

Yonatan Mendel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

10. 'Fear and Politics in Divided Societies: Assessing the Foundations of Political Behaviour in Lebanon'

Monday 4th March 2019 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Sainsbury Wing (rooms TBC)

Professor Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government and chair of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies at Harvard.

 

11. 'Poverty, unemployment and eviction in America'

Friday 15th March 2019 | 5pm | Judge Business School, Sainsbury Wing (rooms TBC)

Matthew Desmond is a Professor in Princeton's Department of Sociology.

 

Full programme details can be found here