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This collection includes most recent podcasts and videos from lectures and events that took place in the Faculty of Social Sciences or were recorded by our staff and students during their field work, study visits or partnership events.

The views presented are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford or its staff.

Sustainable Societies

A webinar by Jane Booth: Thursday 18th February 2016

Jane Booth held a special webinar focusing on sustainable societies, one of the key research areas for the Faculty of Social Sciences. The webinar looked at the value of studying social science in the contemporary world.


 

Middle East, Conflict and Security: Foreign Policy challenges of the next government

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015

This public lecture, by Dr Afshin Shahi on Wednesday 18th March 2015, examined the impact of the foreign policy of the past two governments and assessed the challenges that the next government will face, regardless of who actually wins.

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EU membership: in or out?

Published: Thu 7 May 2015

What if Britain left the EU? Is there an alternative? Would it be disastrous or liberating? What trade relationships could the UK forge outside the EU? How would economic and social policy be different? What are the implications for sovereignty and democracy?

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Should we be giving aid?

Published: Wed 6 May 2015

Recently the UK joined the relatively small number of countries that meet the UN target for developed countries to give 0.7% of GDP in aid. This policy is officially supported by all three main parties although a significant proportion of Conservative MPs disagree with it.

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What do the social policy proposals of the three main political parties mean?

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015

This public lecture by Jim Goddard draws on the manifestos of the three main political parties in the UK, along with relevant background documents, to outline the different social policy proposals of each party.

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The impact of austerity on Bradford

Published: Wed 6 May 2015

Or Poverty, Inequality and Mental Well-being: The Double-Whammy effect. This public lecture by Kate Karban examines the impact of the government's austerity programme on poverty in Bradford with reference to wider issues of health inequalities, particularly mental wellbeing.

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  • Organizer:Peace Studies Research Cluster Lecture (Develop. & Political Economy)
  • Speaker:Professor Michael Pugh
  • Title:'Peacebuilding and Corruption: A Political Economy Perspective'
  • Date:20th February 2012

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  • Organizer:Division of Psychology
  • Speaker:Dr Dan Carroll (University of Sheffield)
  • Title:Precursors to cognitive flexibility: Rule switching in two-year-olds
  • Date:21st March 2012

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