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Events in 2020

Previous events in 2020

No Way to Gaza

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Book launch event

Kyrgyzstan Power Struggle: What’s next?

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Join POLSOC for their next exciting event

Brexit, Covid, and the UK Food System

Wednesday 25 November 2020

POLSOC's latest event

Political Economy Cluster Event

Tuesday 24 November 2020

The 3 crisis of neoliberalism: economics, politics, health

An evening with Luke de Pulford

Thursday 19 November 2020

What is the future for dissidents in Hong Kong?

Building Back Better: UK Food System Change

Wednesday 18 November 2020

The final PGR Colloquium of the term

Migrants and refugees facing Covid-19: UK and global concerns.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

This session will discuss and explore the impacts of COVID-19 on patterns of migration, both within states and across state borders.

Religion, War and Israel’s Secular Millennials: Being Reasonable?

Wednesday 11 November 2020

How do secular Jewish Israeli millennials feel about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, having come of age in the shadow of the Oslo peace process, when political leaders have used ethno-religious rhetoric as a dividing force?

PGR Colloquium: NE Brazilian post-Zika social movements and intersectionality

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Using an intersectional lens to analyse post-Zika social movements in Northeast Brazil: addressing interlocking oppressions of disability with race, class and gender

PolSoc does the US Presidential Election

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Join the York Politics Society as they cover a truly remarkable election day with an evening full of events.

Global Development Wine and Cheese Night

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Sub-Saharan countries are taking on more debt and women will bear the brunt repaying it

Covid-19 and electoral integrity: a global overview

Wednesday 28 October 2020

A particular focus of Toby's talk will be the current US Presidential and Congressional elections.

How to survive a PhD

Wednesday 14 October 2020

A workshop with Department of Politics staff and PG Researchers

POLSOC Cheese and Wine Evening

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Professor Nina Caspersen, discusses the relevant and timely situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

York Political Theory Workshops

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Economic Constitution and Authoritarian Liberalism: Carl Schmitt and the Idea of Ordnungspolitik

Should the UK introduce a basic income?

Monday 12 October 2020

Should the UK introduce a basic income? The Fabian Economy and Finance Policy Group have convened a group of experts to discuss options

An evening with Professor Emma Crewe

Thursday 8 October 2020

POLSOC's first speaker event of the year

Populism in Poland

Thursday 1 October 2020

POLSOC's start of term event

Virtual Panel Event: Peace in Afghanistan

Friday 18 September 2020

PolSoc together with the United Nations Association York look at the ongoing Afghan peace process between the Taliban, Afghanistan, and the United States.

Webinar: The Rohingya Crisis: Three Years On

Thursday 17 September 2020

It has been three years since a military-led crackdown forced more than 740,000 Rohingya to flee across the border into Bangladesh to escape collective punishment and violence in Myanmar. What can be done to address the needs of refugees in the short term, and how can fundamental human rights be restored and protected during the time of COVID-19?

Inequalities in Global Finance and Gender: Economic Responses to Covid-19

Thursday 30 July 2020

This webinar brings these two perspectives together to unpack the economic and financial consequences of the pandemic on developing economies and women in developing economies in particular.

The Struggle for Indigenous Self-determination in Mexico: ‘Lupita’ Documentary Q&A

Thursday 16 July 2020

Q&A with the Director, Co-director and protagonist of the documentary, Lupita, currently being shown at the Sheffield Documentary Festival.

Pandemics and Public Health Emergencies: The COVID-19 pandemic and the future for health governance

Thursday 16 July 2020

Join POLSOC for a panel session on the effect of COVD-19

Climate justice movements and Covid in the Global South

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Dr. Jessica Omukuti discusses Covid-19's projected impact and climate justice implications.

IGDC Covid-19 Webinar: Democracy and Authoritarianism

Friday 12 June 2020

Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Time of Coronavirus: Perspectives from Brazil and India

POLSOC Cheese and Wine Event

Friday 22 May 2020

This month's Cheese and Wine meeting is brought to you by Pavlos, as he discusses his own research into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on electoral turnout and citizen responses.

Panel Discussion: Politics Careers

Wednesday 12 February 2020

1pm, D/N/056

Discussion Panel: POLSOC American Politics Update

Wednesday 5 February 2020

6:30pm Wednesday 5th February 2020

Book Manuscript Workshop: International Studies

Wednesday 5 February 2020

3pm, D/N/104

Presentation: MA Post-war Recovery Studies Field Trip

Wednesday 29 January 2020

5pm, D/N/104

Talk: Reflections on NATO and its Future by Mark Laity, Director of Communications, NATO

Friday 24 January 2020


Protestantism, English Ideas of Liberty and their Negation in Jacobean Ireland

Thursday 16 January 2020

Dr Mark A Hutchinson will be presenting his paper on Protestantism, English Ideas of Liberty and their Negation in Jacobean Ireland in this one-off special event.

Politics Panel Event

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Understanding the US assassination of Qassem Suleimani - Iran's regional context, US policy, legal questions, and ethics