Dr Temba Masilela, Deputy CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, delivered the Zola Skweyiya Lecture 'Poetics and the impact of research on social policy in South Africa' on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at 5 p.m. in the VBR Room, Barnett House.
Professor John Hills, London School of Economics, delivered the Annual Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 'The Reform of the Welfare State and the Dynamics of People's Lives' on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 5 p.m. in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College. Podcast for download.
Professor Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University, delivered a lecture on 'The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth and Equality' on Monday, 5 November 2012 at 5 p.m. in the VBR Room, Barnett House.
The Rt. Hon. David Lammy, MP, delivered a lecture on 'Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots' on Wednesday, 21 November at 1 p.m. in the VBR Room, Barnett House.
Professor Pieter Hupe, Erasmus University, delivered a lecture on “Discretionary Behaviour in Public Service: Challenges for Comparative Research, on Monday 26th November 5.00 – 6.30 in the VBR Room, Barnett House.
Professor Birgit Pfau-Effinger (University of Hamburg) delivered a lecture on 'Long-term care by family members: comparative analysis of welfare state policies' on Thursday, 24 January at 5 p.m. in the VBR Room, Barnett House.
Professor Ito Peng (University of Toronto) delivered a lecture on 'All in the Family? Migrants, Nationhood, and Care Regimes in Asia and North America' on Thursday, 7 February 2013 at 5 p.m .in the VBR Room, Barnett House. All welcome.
Professor Maria Petmesidou (Democritus University of Thrace) delivered a lecture on 'Crisis and Austerity: A Painful Watershed for the Greek Welfare State?' on Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 3 p.m. in the VBR Room, Barnett House. All welcome.
took place on 11-12 April 2013, Oxford. This was the first of two international symposia investigating the relationship between legal status, rights and belonging. The symposia are jointly organised by the Refugee Studies Centre with the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy at the University of Oxford. Main themes and call for papers.
Special screening of Margreth Olin’s award-winning documentary: Nowhere Home
When: Tuesday 30th April 2013: 6.15pm introductory talk, 6.30pm screening
Where: The Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Road, Oxford
Organised by: Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP) in collaboration with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford and the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham
Synopsis: Nowhere Home follows the fortunes of a number of young people from Salhus, a Norwegian centre offering temporary residence to unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people as they approach adulthood. While they all hope to remain in Norway, the threat of deportation when they turn 18—and uncertain futures in countries like Afghanistan or Iraq—hangs over them. A visceral and provocative film, Nowhere Home scrutinises what Human Rights Watch has called one of the ‘major moral dilemmas’ facing Europe today.
Year: 2012 / 90m.
Distributor: Norwegian Film Institute
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions). Book online at: http://www.uppcinema.co.uk/
Proceeds go to Asylum Welcome (Charity no. 1092265)
Professor Ann Lisa Elingsaeter (University of Oslo)
Institutional Trust – Family Policy Impact on Fertility in Norway
on Wednesday 8 May 2013 at 1. p.m in the VBR, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, 32 Wellington Square. All welcome. Poster for download.