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Event series: LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, 11-23 February 2014

This programme of screenings and talks presents a close glimpse into the state of LGBT cinema and culture in Russia and Lithuania today – cinemas and cultures which aren’t supposed to exist.  Our aim is to present them through the exact opposite of the ‘propaganda’ which everyone talks so much about: to depict what Russian…

EVENT: The David Frisby Memorial Lecture 2014

The Sociology subject area at the University of Glasgow are pleased to announce that this year Prof. Nancy Fraser will be giving our annual Frisby Memorial Lecture. “Behind Marx’s ‘Hidden Abode’: Toward and Expanded Conception of Capitalism” Speaker: Professor Nancy Fraser (University of Cambridge and New School for Social Research) Date: Wednesday 12th February 2014,…


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EVENT: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia

The Gender and Sexualities Forum, in association with Central and East European Studies and the Glasgow Human Rights Network, is pleased to announce the following event: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia Date: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 5:00-6.30 pm Venue: University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson building, 1 University Avenue, Seminar…

EVENT: The Housing Market Renewal programme in Northern England: Lessons from the past and challenges for the future.

Date: Friday 24th January 2014 Time: 15:00-17:00 Venue: CHANGED  to Room 916, ADAM SMITH BUILDING, University of Glasgow Speaker: Brendan Nevin – Director of North Housing Consulting, an independent research consultancy, he was formerly a Director of Nevin Leather Associates a Public Policy Consultancy. Brendan has been committed to improving the linkages between academic research…


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EVENT: The family, sexuality and human rights in global perspective, 23rd January

The Family, Sexuality and Human Rights in Global Perspective: Joint Book Launch,  Joint event of Glasgow Human Rights Network and the Gender and Sexualities Forum. Date: 23rd January Time: 5-8pm Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building Basement Seminar Room, 1 University Avenue, University of Glasgow In a joint event hosted by the University of Glasgow Human Rights Network and the Gender…

EVENT: After the Referendum: Constitutional Change in the Event of a No Vote – 28th January

Date: 28 January 2014 Time: 1330-1730 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow This is the second of two workshops exploring the implications of a referendum for Scotland’s constitution. The first workshop – which took place on 13 November 2013 – focused on the constitutional implications of a yes vote; this second workshop will discuss…

Public Lecture: What is the Welfare State?

David Garland, Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University Thursday 3 October 2013, 6pm, Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre Since the 1980s, the “welfare state” has rarely sounded a positive note in political debate. But if the phrase has gone out of fashion, the reality it describes continues to be a fundamental…