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Call for applications - Support for Human Rights events

Friday 18 February 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium (HRC) hosted by the School of Advanced Study has been established to facilitate and promote research in human rights in the UK and internationally. HRC offers funding or other support for human rights-related events. The next application deadline is 30 March 2011 for events proposed for the autumn of the same year. See application guidelines and further details

Associate Director of President Obama’s Fiscal Commission Marc Goldwein to give public lecture on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’

Monday 14 February 2011
School of Advanced Study
Press release date: 14 February 2011 The United States Presidency Centre (USPC) at the Institute for the Study of the Americas - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture by Marc Goldwein on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’ on 28 February 2011.

Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) 9/2/11

Monday 7 February 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) Human Rights Seminar Series 2010-11 Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London Wednesday, 9 February Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) Meena Varma, Executive Director of Dalit Solidarity Network UK

Dr David James Cantor awarded UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service grant to investigate the application of international reparation principles to refugees and international protection practices

Thursday 3 February 2011
School of Advanced Study
Date released: 03 February 2011 Dr David Cantor , of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies , has been awarded a UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) small grant for his project entitled “Colombia and the reparation of refugees: How should reparation be made to victims who cannot return to their country?”

State of the Union: The rise of 'we'

Tuesday 1 February 2011
Institute of Latin American Studies
Prepared with the help of Professor Iwan Morgan of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, a commentary is available on the BBC news website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12266198 on words that prominently feature in every US presidential State of the Union message. As President Barack Obama prepares to address Congress, here is an analysis of the ups and downs of the 10 nouns and adjectives (and one pronoun) used most often since 1790. The most commonly used words are "the" and "of", followed by "to", "and", "in", "a" and "that"- and so on.

Institute of Philosophy awarded JISC grant to develop PhilEvents - a searchable worldwide calendar of philosophy events

Tuesday 25 January 2011
School of Advanced Study
Dr David Bourget of the Institute of Philosophy has been awarded a JISC grant of £79k to develop PhilEvents, a worldwide calendar of philosophy events searchable by region, topic and person. This project will be funded as part of the geo-spatial strand of JISC's Infrastructure for Education and Research Programme. David Bourget is already known for his work on the hugely successful and also JISC-funded PhilPapers .

HRC now on Twitter

Tuesday 18 January 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium is now on Twitter. If you wish to keep in touch with its activities, follow us here: http://twitter.com/HRC_News

United States Presidency Centre UK Survey of US Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt is first; George W. Bush in bottom ten; Barack Obama highly rated

Monday 17 January 2011
School of Advanced Study
(London, January 17, 2011) – The United States Presidency Centre [USPC] of the Institute for the Study of the Americas (part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study) has conducted the first ever UK scholarly survey of US presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush, with an interim assessment of Barack Obama.

Dr Fredrik Thomasson : Justifying and Criticizing the Removals of Antiquities in Ottoman Lands: Tracking the Sigeion Inscription

Friday 14 January 2011
School of Advanced Study
London Debates 2009 continues to be productive. Dr Fredrik Thomasson (Uppsala University), who was one of the contributors to the Debates, ‘What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture?’, recently published an article that resulted from his paper Justifying and Criticizing the Removals of Antiquities in Ottoman Lands: Tracking the Sigeion Inscription (or available here ) in which he attempts to address some of the issues lacking in the restitution/museum polemics debate. For more information on the London Debates Scheme

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