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The Future Citizen Forum at Tate Modern

22 November 2014 - 6 December 2014

East Room, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

The Future Citizen Forum chaired by Engin Isin (Professor of Citizenship at the Open University) will explore civic activism and international arts practices through the following themes: values, borders, and affinities. The seminars will take place on 22nd, 29th November and 6th December.

VALUES

Saturday 22 November 2014, 14.00 - 16.00

Speakers:

Faiza Shaheen (Head of Inequality and Sustainable Development at Save the Children)

Cynthia Weber (Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex and Co-Editor, International Feminist Journal of Politics)

About: Within the current political sphere in Europe and beyond we are seeing an attempt to define the values of society, values which dictate who belongs to this economy or society. What are the values that will or should guide the future citizen?

BORDERS

Saturday 29 November 2014, 14.00 - 16.00

Speakers:

Bridget Anderson (Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS)

Jo Glanville, (Director of English PEN)

About: Many of the values that are being challenged today cross borders of nations: security, economy, environment, cyberspace. How are we to conceive the borders of the future citizen?

AFFINITIES

Saturday 6 December 2014, 14.00 - 16.00

Speakers:

Daniel Baker (Education Research and Strategy Director at Cubitt Gallery and Studios in Angel, Islington)

Binna Choi (Director of Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht)

About: The fraternity of citizens long bound them to nations and their citizenship has been conceived as nationality. But if the future challenges require imagining the future citizen differently, what will the basis of their affinities?

For further information and registration details, please follow this link: http://t.co/mNgVJ26g1z

 

Towards a caring economy - Celebrating Sue Himmelweit's research on care and gender equality

27 January 2015 (11:00)

The Open University - 1-11 Hawley Crescent,

For more than forty years, Sue Himmelweit has been researching the politics and economics of care and gender inequalities. She has tirelessly worked towards 'making visible the hidden economy' of women's contributions to the national good. From refining Marxist and feminist theories to arguing for gender budgeting, from unpacking intra-household inequalities to examining trends in policy-making about care, her multidisciplinary research has opened many avenues for improving policy-making and achieving a more gender equal and caring world.

Throughout these years she has worked with talented and passionate colleagues and friends who will be presenting her major contributions to knowledge, reflecting on the progress so far and the challenges remaining.

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Student Connections Online Conference

24 March 2015 - 26 March 2015

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The Student Connections Conference 2015 is for students with interest in social sciences; however, it is open to all and is entirely free, and all you need to take part is log on via any web browser.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with other students in the Social Sciences and enjoy a real conference experience from your home.

Detailed programme and resgistration details will be posted on the conference website soon: http://connections.kmi.open.ac.uk

If you have any questions, please send them to: connections@open.ac.uk.

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