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Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
Join King's PhD students as they present their work on 'Cell Therapies & Regenerative Medicine' followed by keynote speaker, Dr Madeline Lancaster. This event is open to all postgraduate research students, research staff and principal investigators from across King’s and partner institutions. If you are an undergraduate and would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org All activities will take place in the Seminar Room, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, 28th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital (Life Bank A). Programme: 11:00 Arrival, tea, coffee and welcome talk 11:15-12:15 Short talks from 3rd year Wellcome PhD students 12.15-13:00 Lunch 13.00 - 14.10 Poster session More than 20 'Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine' themed posters from 2nd year Wellcome Trust PhD programme students. 14.10 - 14.30 Break 14.30 - 15.40 Talks from 1st year Wellcome Trust PhD programme students Modelling Dravet syndrome with human iPSC-derived neural circuits - Federica Riccio The landscape of cellular interaction in quiescent and proliferative tissues - Inchul Cho Determining the mechanism and efficiency of NKG2D-based CAR T cells - Jana Obajdin Characterising Jagged1+ Regulatory T cells in epithelial stem cell homeostasis - Prudence Liu Stem Cell heterogeneity in the pituitary gland- Thea Willis Investigation of CD101+ T regs for adoptive cell therapy in SLE- Wladislaw Stroukov Use of 'Axon-like' Nanofibers to Quantify Glioblastoma Cells Migration - Victoria Tsang 15.40 - 16.00 Break 16.00 - 17.00 Keynote Speaker - Dr Madeline Lancaster, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge Using brain organoids to explore human brain development and evolution 17.00 - 18.00 Drinks and nibbles reception All welcome Download the abstract book here.
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Title TBC Speaker: Professor Rachel Chambers, Professor of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Rayne Institute, UCL
Kings College:Anatomy Museum
Speaker: Dr Renzo Guinto (Institute of Tropical Medicine) and Professor Kenji Shibuya (King's College London) In recent years, planetary health has evolved not just as an emerging field of scientific inquiry but also as a novel policy framework, fresh ethical paradigm, and renewed basis for collective action that integrates both the health of people and the planet. Over the past century, human activities have grown economies, improved health, and enhanced the quality of life – at the expense of the world’s natural resources. Today, global environmental change – not just in the form of climate change but also biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, and other ecosystem alterations – is threatening the health of future generations in return. These issues at the nexus of human health and the environment present new challenges for governance at all levels – local, national, regional, and global. Unfortunately, today’s governance institutions – from global health organizations to national health ministries – are hugely incompatible with the nature, magnitude, and scale of these contemporary planetary health problems. In this seminar, Dr Renzo Guinto will share his perspectives about this new exciting field of planetary health. He will also pose pressing questions and offer initial proposals for the future of planetary health governance in the 21st century. *If you are external to King's, please contact the event organiser to let them know you are coming. About Dr Renzo Guinto A Filipino physician working at the nexus of global health and sustainable development, Dr Renzo Guinto is the Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a ‘glo-cal think-and-do tank’ for advancing the health of both people and the planet. One of the staunchest, most exciting, and innovative voices for planetary health from the Global South, Renzo is the youngest and sole student member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Lancet Planetary Health, the world’s first planetary health journal, and a founding member of the Emerging Scholars Network of the Planetary Health Alliance, which is headquartered at Harvard University. Renzo recently finished his Doctor of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For his doctoral thesis, Renzo investigated local health system responses to climate change in coastal municipalities in the Philippines. From September to December 2019 he joins the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium as a Visiting Fellow, focusing on the political economy of planetary health and the decolonization of global health. A global health ‘deep generalist,’ Renzo brings with him nearly a decade of experience in global health policy, research, advocacy, implementation, and innovation at local, national, regional, and international levels, covering the public and private sectors as well as civil society and the United Nations system, and spanning a diverse range of themes such as climate change, planetary health, universal health care, migrant health, global health security, noncommunicable diseases, global health governance and diplomacy, healthcare innovation, social determinants of health, among others. Previously, he worked for the Philippine Department of Health, International Organization for Migration, World Health Organization, World Bank, Health Care Without Harm, UP Manila Universal Health Care Study Group and Harvard Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment. He received numerous prestigious fellowships including the New Voices Fellowship of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC and the Emerging Voices for Global Health in Cape Town, South Africa. Renzo obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the Philippines Manila (under the accelerated INTARMED programme), and received additional training from the University of Oxford, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of the Western Cape in South Africa, and East-West Center in Hawaii. Renzo has traveled to and lectured in nearly 50 countries; published more than 50 articles in scientific journals, books, and popular media; and directed and produced short films that communicate the message of planetary healing to the world. About Professor Kenji Shibuya Professor Kenji Shibuya is currently Professor and Director, University Institute for Population Health at King’s College London. His expertise ranges across important topics in health metrics and evaluation; global burden of disease and risk factor analysis; health financing and cost-effectiveness; health system performance; health financing with an emphasis on universal health coverage; and product and system innovations; public-private partnerships; and R&D strategies. His global policy vision, with an emphasis on local ownership, performance, partnership and innovation has become the core of the new global health strategy of the Japanese government. Kenji has been an advisor to both central and local governments, and most recently he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization on health metrics and data. He spearheaded the future strategic directions of the Japanese global health policy agenda after the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit in 2008. He led the Lancet Series on Japan, published in 2011 in an effort to jump-start debates on Japanese domestic and global health policy reform. In 2015, he chaired the landmark Advisory Panel on Health Care 2035 for the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. He obtained his MD at the University of Tokyo in 1991 and earned a doctorate of public health in international health economics at Harvard University in 1999.
Birkbeck:Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, 122
Book your place now Crimmigration and Refugees in Australia: Visa Cancellation on Criminality Grounds and 'Living in the Community' as Punishment and Deterrence. Speaker: Anthea Vogl Abstract This paper explores shifts in the practices of onshore immigration detention in Australia to argue that use of temporary visas to release asylum seekers from mandatory detention is now central to the punishment of unauthorised refugee arrivals. Using crimmigration as a framework, the paper argues that Australia’s highly discretionary bridging visa regime, which enables release from detention, should not be analysed as a practice ancillary to the primary policy of mandatory detention but as central to the logic of deterrence of asylum seekers seeking protection within Australian territory. While bridging visas have been deployed as part of the closure of detention centres, the highly conditional visas and the release they enable are best understood as forms of punishment and exclusion. The second part of the paper focusses on the use of broad visa cancellation powers against asylum seekers in the community on behavioural and criminal grounds, and analyses visa cancellation data from 2014-2016. The visa cancellation powers, including Australia’s Asylum Seeker Code of Behaviour, constitute textbook examples of crimmigration practice. Criminal and immigration law operate interchangeably, such that both criminal law, and refugee-specific behavioural offences that far exceed the criminal law are used to surveil, punish and deter asylum seekers awaiting resolution of their refugee claims and status. About the Speaker Dr Anthea Vogl is a lecturer in refugee and migration law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her research addresses racialised practices of border control, with a particular focus on the use of administrative powers and decision-making to punish and exclude refugees and non-citizens. She lectures in Administrative Law, Legal Theory and runs a clinical Refugee Law and Practice subject. Her current research projects address visa cancellation on criminal and behavioural grounds among asylum seeker populations, and the private sponsorship of humanitarian entrants in Australia. She also co-convenes the Australian refugee advocacy network, Academics for Refugees. Anthea holds a PhD in law from the University of British Columbia and the University of Technology Sydney (jointly awarded); an LLM (McGill) and an LLB(Hons)/BA (USYD). Law Research Seminars are held on Wednesdays at lunchtime. The seminars are free and open to the public, and a light lunch is provided. Latecomers may not be admitted. Please note that photographs may be taken at this event. Contact name: School of Law Further details: More information about this event …
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Guildhall Library:Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH
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Kings College:Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
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Kings College:King's Building, Strand Campus
What kind of doctoral research on, in and with Africa takes place at King’s? What are the benefits and challenges of research collaborations in the continent? The Africa Research Group (War Studies) joins together with researchers of the Dickson Poon School of Law, the Department of History, and the Department of Comparative Literature to answer these questions with a showcase of some of the latest doctoral work on Africa. The event will feature three presentations by KCL students introducing their PhD research, followed by a discussion of research collaboration in Africa between Nomfundo Ramalekana (University of Oxford) and Dr Tunde Ogowewo (KCL, Dickson Pool School of Law). The event is free and open to all. Programme 14:00-15:00: Presentations Abdul Wando (Dept of History, KCL) – The Historical Role of NGOs in Addressing Violent Religious Extremism and Boko Haram in Borno, Nigeria 1990-2020 Anna Katila (Dept of Comparative Literature) – Genocide Fiction in Dialogue with International Criminal Tribunals: Narrating Transitional Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans Hannah Goozee (Dept of War Studies) – Trauma and the South African Truth and Reconciliation CommissionChair: Dr Vincent Hiribarren, Dept of History, KCL 15:00-16:00: Discussion – Research Collaboration in Africa Nomfundo Ramalekana, University of Oxford Dr Tunde Ogowewo, Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL Chair: Dr Nicola Palmer, Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL
The Francis Crick Institute:Auditorium 2, The Francis Crick Institute
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SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426
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Kings College:Bush House North East Wing, Strand Campus
Ben Rosamond is Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen where he is also Deputy Director of the Centre for European Politics. He is founding co-editor of the journal Comparative European Politics. His books include Theories of European Integration (Macmillan 2000), Handbook of EU Politics (co-ed. Sage, 2007) and Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit (co-ed. Routledge, 2018). Working at the interface of international political economy and EU Studies, his current work focuses on the politics of economic ideas in times of crisis and the political economy of Brexit. He also leads a work package in the new Horizon 2020 project ‘EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy’ (EU3D).
Kings College:Strand Campus
Panel: led by Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra and Dr Nahee Kang (King's College London) Patient capital holds great allure as a crucial ingredient for economic development, as well as sustaining economic growth. In the context of the German hausbank, through dense relationships which afforded excellent access to information in order to underwrite risk effectively, the form of finance was crucial to the nation’s post-war recovery. Comparative political economy scholarship, particularly work on the 'varieties of capitalism' has pinned patient capital as an attribute of one type of capitalist system – the long-term credit associated with coordinated market economies. Despite the allure of patient capital in practice (eg the British Business Bank’s Patient Capital Fund) and the penchant for engagement with patient capital by political economy scholars, the concept remains under conceptualised, and, as a result, difficult to identify in empirical contexts. In this session, panelists will draw on their emerging political economy research to conceptualise its key attributes and identify it in empirical contexts. *If you are external to King's, please contact the event organiser to let them know you are coming. Organisers: Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra and Dr Nahee Kang (Political Economy & Institutions research group, King's College London) Workshop details This public panel discussion is part of a half-day workshop on ‘Patient capital in emerging economies’ (workshop from 10:00-15:00, same day). For more information on the workshop, contact Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra. In this workshop, we strive to extend and interrogate such work by identifying the attributes of patient capital, as well as empirical examples of it, with an emphasis on its application in contemporary emerging economies. In doing so, we bring richer analytical tools for identifying patient capital given varying contexts, and we also contribute to the broader conceptualisation by going beyond time horizon as the defining characteristic. We extend conceptual work on patient capital from the 2016 issue of Socio-Economic Review that asked, “where is patient capital and who supplies it?”. However, we strive to offer richer characterisation than the focus on time horizon, and to go beyond analysis in the European context. Papers will lend to the conceptual work by offering empirical insights into the (developmental) state as a patient capitalist, while others will explore how and to what extent firms extend forms of patient capital.
Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
Using brain organoids to explore human brain development and evolution Speaker: Dr Madeline Lancaster, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge. This talk is the keynote talk of the Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine PhD Day.
Kings College:Bush House North East Wing, Strand Campus
Speaker: Dr Robert Grabowski, (Cranfield Water Science Institute) Drinks and nibbles will be provided in BH(NE) 6.05 after the late-afternoon seminar (from 17:00). *If you are external to King's, please contact the event organiser to let them know you are coming.
Part of Autumn Term Seminar Series, all are welcome to attend.
"The perceptual prediction paradox: Seeing what we expect (and what we don’t)".
Professor Liviu Matei, Provost of Central European University and Professor of Higher Education Policy, will give the inaugural lecture on the Internationalisation of Higher Education at King’s College London. This lecture will be the first in a regular series of high-profile lectures on international education and the internationalisation of higher education. It will also launch the King’s International Education Research Network. Reception to follow Time: 18:00 | Location: Anatomy Museum
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: RG01
Abstract In 1968 the Japanese women’s team won the silver medal in volleyball at the Mexico Olympics. This outcome, however, was largely seen as a disappointment since their forerunners had won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. The team of 1968 shared some key characteristics with its forerunners: most of the athletes belonged to the same company team, and most of the players resigned after the tournament, even though none of them was older than 25, because gender norms at that time dictated marriage at this age.
SOAS:Brunei Gallery Room: B103
Organiser: Dr Roy Fischel Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Courtauld Institute of Art:Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW
Annual Gothic Ivories Seminar The depiction of the Castle of Love appeared rather suddenly around 1300, in particular on such luxury objects as ivory mirror backs and caskets. Interpreting the image as an allegory of the conquest of a lady’s heart, scholarship in the early twentieth-century categorised these objects as secular and endeavoured but failed to identify the origin of the image. More recent scholarship has put this unresolved question to the side and, having exposed the image as a ‘thinly veiled sexual pun’, focused on questions related to the function and the gendering of the image. In fact, as this paper will argue, it necessary to assess its sources in Biblical exegesis and theological allegory, and to understand they way they are parodied on the basis of Ovid and the Roman de la Rose, in order to fully understand the image’s functions with respect to its male and female audience. Growing out of a semi-religious, semi-secular context that is difficult to fully appreciate today, these small but sophisticated carved objects were part of a larger phenomenon of erotic images that were to have a significant influence on the development of later imagery. Alexandra Gajewski is Reviews Editor at the Burlington Magazine and associate fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, London. She studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she obtained her Ph.D. on Gothic architecture in northern Burgundy. Her research concentrates on the twelfth to fifteenth centuries, especially on questions of regionalism and identity, as well as on monasticism, cult, patronage and the role of women. She has published widely on Gothic architecture in Burgundy and Cistercian architecture in medieval Europe. Her publications also include studies of Emile Mâle, women and textiles, late Gothic architecture in Avignon as well as (forthcoming) an analysis of the ‘Castle of Love’ on fourteenth-century ivory mirror backs. This seminar is part of the Gothic Ivories Project at the Courtauld Institute of Art, an expanding online database of ivory sculptures made in Western Europe between ca. 1200-ca. 1530: http://www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk/
SOAS:Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SALT
We build upon the Minskyan concepts of ‘thwarting mechanisms’ and ‘supercycles’ to develop a framework for the analysis of the evolutionary interactions between macrofinancial, institutional and political processes. This provides a novel perspective on the evolution of advanced economies since WWII. We argue that these economies have experienced two supercycles, which we label the ‘industrial capitalism’ and ‘financial globalisation’ supercycle. For each, we apply a four-phase classification system, based on the effectiveness of institutions, customs and political structures for stabilising the macrofinancial system. We explore whether the post-GFC evolutionary changes can lead to the emergence of a ‘green’ supercycle. Working paper 'Institutional supercycles: an evolutionary macro-finance approach' by Yannis Dafermos, Daniela Gabor and Jo Michell
Where does writing come from? What are its roots, and what are the conditions for creating a poem?
Abstract Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing emphasizes learning style and predictive power in which predictive text is generated through feeding in a large amount of training data. But moving beyond accurate prediction as the end goal, how could we raise different kinds of questions through working with big data and machine learning processes?
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429
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SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G51a
Part of the Agrarian Change Seminars. Further details to follow shortly. Visit the Agrarian Questions website https://www.aqs.org.uk/Independent and complementary to Journal of Agrarian Change