The LSE UPR team warmly welcomes you to attend our 2018 Research Conference!

Taking place on Thursday 22nd November, 6.30-8.30pm in LSELIFE Workspace 4, this year’s Conference will cover a variety of topical political research topics, as well as providing an opportunity to engage with an important question for the research community in the current political climate.

For the first half of the Conference, the UPR will be hosting four distinguished students from LSE, Durham KCL and Oxford, who will be showcasing their own leading research in the format of an academic poster.

Research will cover:

  1. MORAL SURVEILLANCE? Democratic discourse and the Habermasian critique of untargeted mass surveillance” by Charlie Smith
  2. China’s rhetoric under Xi Jinping: A test of the Thucydides Trap” by Hannah Bailey and Jamie Sanders
  3. Wilful Blindness: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the UN’s Actions in the Sri Lankan Civil War” by Meran Annalingam
  4. Spitzenkandidat! A Comparative Analysis of the Political Discourse of Martin Schulz in the European Parliament Election in 2014” by Eponine Howarth

Following the opportunity to learn about a broad range of research topics – accompanied by a drinks and canopés reception – the Conference will move onto its second half, a panel discussion.

This year the UPR has introduced a panel to its Conference, seeking to facilitate the discussion of an important topic, and encourage audience engagement with it.

The panel will be discussing: Research in the Post-Truth Era: Friend or Foe? and we are excited to announce our panellists include Charlie Beckett (Director of think-tank Polis & Lead Commissioner for the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission), Hans Kundnani (Senior Research Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House) and Jillian Terry (Deputy Director of LSE100).

We encourage all individuals to attend what will be a dynamic and fruitful event – including those from outside LSE!

For non-LSE attendees, please book a free ticket:

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