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Welcome to our highlights page for the PSA 65th Annual International Conference, which was held 30 March -1 April 2015 at City Hall and Town Hall in Sheffield. The conference brochure, featuring programme and panel details, is available here.

To view a full set of photos taken at the conference, please visit our Flickr account.

Annual Leonard Schapiro Lecture

The Annual Leonard Schapiro Lecture (sponsored by Government and Opposition) was given by Professor Randall Hansen, University of Toronto. It was titled 'Making immigration work: how Britain and Europe can overcome their immigration crises'. The session was chaired by Paul Taggert (University of Sussex). Watch in full below:

'Deliberative World' - Professor John Dryzek

Plenary Session with Professor John Dryzek, University of Canberra on Deliberative Democracy. Chaired by Hayley Stevenson (University of Canberra). Watch in full below:

Is the Mould of British Politics Finally Broken? Professor John Curtice and Dr Robert Ford

Plenary Roundtable with Professor John Curtice, University of Strathclyde and Dr Robert Ford, University of Manchester. Chaired by Dr Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck, University of London). Watch in full below?

BJPIR General Election Roundtable

A special BJPIR General Election Roundtable featuring contributions from Cees van der Eijk (University of Nottingham), Professor Jon Tonge (University of Liverpool), Professor Justin Fisher (Brunel University) and Dr Meryl Kenny (University of Leicester). The session was chaired by Dr Alistair Clark (Newcastle University). Watch in full below:

PSA Annual Conference Dinner Speaker - The Rt Hon John Bercow

The Rt Hon John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, provided the Annual Dinner speech on the topic 'Reforming Parliament: A Process not an Event'. Watch John Bercow's speech below: