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2016/17 research seminar programme

Semester 1

Seminar programme for Semester 2 will be available shortly.

For the information on past seminars, please visit our Seminar Archive.

Saturday 28 January 2017
Soccer My Saviour - documentary by Kyri Evangelou
The film tells the story of former international Rwandan footballer, Eric Murangwa, who was protected from being killed during the 1994 Rwanda genocide by his team mates. Eric has since founded the association, ‘Football for Hope, Peace and Unity’ which aims to promote peace and reconciliation through sport. Eric will be attending the screening along with the director, Kyri Evangelou, and there will be a Q&A after the screening. The event is connected to the AHRC Project, Rwandan Stories of Change
7pm, Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Free event. All welcome.

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Department of French in collaboration with School of International Relations
Public Lecture
Prof Patrick Weil
'What is the meaning of the French Republic?'
Professor Patrick Weil is a Visiting Professor of Law and a Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at Yale Law School, and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Centre in the University of Paris1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil’s work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and church-state law and policy. His publications include: La France et ses étrangers, Qu’est-ce qu’un Français?, Le sens de la République, and The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic. Professor Weil participated in a 2003 Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac. In 1997, he completed a mission and a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin which led to the implementation of new immigration and citizenship laws adopted the following year. He also holds an appointment as Professor at the Paris School of Economics.
5pm, Arts Building Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Byre World Film Series
The Illusionist (2010) - by Sylvain Chomet
7pm, The Byre Theatre

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Byre World Conversation Series
Speaker tbc
6pm, The Byre Theatre

Thursday 9 February 2017
Cultural Memory Public Lecture
Dr Sharon Deane-Cox
‘Memory and Translation’
5pm, Buchanan room 216

Friday 10 February 2017
Russian Research Seminar Series
Professor Philip R Bullock
Title tbc
5pm, St Salvator's Quad room 30

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Byre World Literary Café Series
Speaker tbc
8pm, The Byre Theatre

Thursday 16 February 2017
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar Series
Dr Annja Neumann (University of Cambridge)
Title tbc
5pm, Buchanan room 216