Conference Programme 2016

The full conference schedule is now available: 

Click here to see the programme

Here are some of the programme highlights:

Monday 21 March

11:15      'Podemos and Populism'
               Speaker: Íñigo Errejón Galván (Political Secretary of Podemos)

12:15      Building Impact Case Studies - Reflecting on REF 2014 and Looking Ahead
               Chair: Professor Matthew Goodwin (University of Kent)

12:30      The Good Life: From Miserable Inequality to Happy Equality?
               Speaker: Professor Shirin Rai (University of Warwick)

14:15      'Pedagogies of Violence' - Sponsored by Politics
               Chair: Dr Andrew Schaap (University of Exeter)

17:45      PSA Leonard Schapiro Lecture
               Sponsored by Government and Opposition
               The European Union between intergovernmentalism and "shared and 
responsible sovereignty" - The haptic nature of the EU's institutional 
Professor Simona Piattoni (University of Trento)

17:45      PSA Postgraduate Network Drinks Reception and Talk
               'How tax is now the key to unlocking the monetary mess that's sucking the
               life out of the economy'
Professor Richard Murphy (City University, London and Director of Tax
               Research UK)

19:00      Reception sponsored by Government and Opposition


Tuesday 22 March

11:30      Can Democratic Agency Survive the "Constructivist Turn"?
               Speaker: Professor Lisa Disch (University of Michigan)

12:30      'Soft Power of Hard States' - Sponsored by Politics
               Chair: Dr Kyle Grayson (Newcastle University)

12:30      Wellcome Trust Funding Talk: Humanities and Social Sciences
               Speaker: Dr João Rangel de Almeida (Portfolio Development Manager in
               Medical Humanities & Social Sciences, Wellcome Trust)

13:30      Postgraduate Network Conference
               Panel Session 1

13:30      'Britain Votes' Roundtable 
Sponsored by the British Journal of Politics & International Relations
  Chair: Dr Alan Convery (University of Edinburgh)
Followed by BJPIR Drinks Reception in the Viscount

15:30      Postgraduate Network Conference
               Panel Session 2

15:30      'Political Science and the Impact Revolution: Strategies and Opportunities'
               Chair: Professor Matthew Flinders (PSA Chair)
               Speakers: Professor Steven Rathgeb Smith (Executive Director, APSA)

17:00      PSA Annual Assembly

17:00      PSA Annual Conference Dinner 
               Brighton Dome

               After dinner speaker: Steve Bell, Political cartoonist


Wednesday 23 March

12:30     Using video as a teacher and researcher
Insight into the innovative ways in which video is being used in the classroom and a
              look at the new SAGE Politics & International Relations Video Collection.

12:30     Total Exposure 2017 Launch
               Launching following the previously successful inaugural year, Total Exposure is
               designed to bring broadcasters and political scientists together to produce TV and
               radio programmes to 
showcase their discipline.

12:30     'Parliaments and Legislatures: Research, Impact and Parliament'
              Chair: Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira (University of Leeds)