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An inter-disciplinary research centre with a remit to encourage reflection on and investigation into social transformations of global scope which are impacting upon the world today.
The Centre provides a forum for scholars to collaborate and explore such phenomena through theory construction and empirical investigation. The Centre’s commitment to inter-disciplinarity offers its members and affiliates excellent opportunities for contacts and networking, as well as a venue for collective reflection. Its thematic and inclusive goals permit intellectual interests that are not always accommodated in single disciplines to find a platform. The Centre is committed to the dissemination of high quality research to a wide audience, which includes the academy, policy makers, business and civil society
We seek to provide a lively intellectual environment for our members and sponsor a varied programme of events including workshops, symposia, conferences and talks from visiting academics. The core activity of the centre is to host a series of weekly research seminars, which take place on Mondays throughout the academic year.
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Writer and activist George Monbiot will be giving the GPES Annual Lecuture on 4 April 2019 on the subject of Environmental Breakdown – and how to stop it.
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Weekly research seminars
GPES runs a research seminar on Mondays at 4.15pm during the semester, inviting experts from around the UK and beyond to share their latest cutting edge research in politics, economics, sociology, law, geography and other disciplines.
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Celebrating cutting-edge research
GPES hosts book launches to recognise and promote the world-leading publications of our members. Keep up to date with these launches via our Events page and the GPES twitter feed.
Passive Revolution and Catch-up Industrialisation in North Korea with speaker Dr Kevin Gray (Sussex).
Policing Migration and Racial Technologies with speaker Dr Alpa Parmar (Oxford).
Environmental Breakdown – and how to stop it with writer and activist George Monbiot
Research discussion from the Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom Nelson Mandela
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom
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