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Studying ideology and strategies of the jihadi movement

As recent events so powerfully illustrate the prevention of violent extremism is a critical challenge for societies across the globe. Indeed, the risk posed by ‘radicalization’ arguably poses one of the most serious and inter-connected contemporary security challenges at local, regional, national and international levels.

Correspondingly, Governmental and policing responses to these challenges also raise fundamental questions concerning their effectiveness and impact upon the rights and freedoms that characterise democratic political systems. The prevention of radicalization and political extremism is therefore a critical challenge that requires suitable analysis and theory to guide effective policy and policing responses. To enable discussion of these critically important and salient issues the Security and Justice Research Group is hosting a seminar on ‘Radicalisation and Political Violence’.

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Conference will consider cities of the future

Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is inviting people to attend a one day conference that will consider the opportunities and challenges facing cities of the future.

Future Cities will include keynote speeches from Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, about ‘The Challenges and Opportunities for the City of Leeds’; John Urry, Lancaster University, about ‘Living in the City of the Future’; and Sir Alan Wilson, University College London and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, about ‘Science and the Future of Cities’.

The event will be held in the Great Hall on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 between 10am-3.30pm.

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One Nation? Class, Utopia, and Labour’s Curious Quest for Renewal

A Bauman Institute Workshop

Date: Tuesday 18 November, 4:00 – 5.30pm
Location: Room 12.21/12.25, Social Sciences Building
Guest Speaker: Hugo Radice
Panel: Tracy Shildrick, Mark Davis

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Seminar: The Invisible Issue of Organ Laundering

The School of Sociology and Social Policy are launching a 2014/2015 Seminar Series on Wednesday, 12 November 2014.

The first speakers will be Dr Ana Manzano & Dr Mark Monaghan

Title: The Invisible Issue of Organ Laundering
Time: 4pm-5pm, 2014
Location: Social Sciences Building, Rooms 12.21/12.25 – Level 12

Abstract: Although suggesting measures to deter organ trafficking, global institutions reiterate the lack of official statistics about this illegal trade as a stumbling block for effective action. Statistical concealment is a well-defined aspect of much criminality and organ trafficking is no different. Factors relating to relating to various forms of transnational criminality, alongside those specific to the trade in illicit organs, perpetually obscure the true extent of the problem. These factors include: (a) issues of globalization, jurisdiction, and law enforcement; (b) the power of health care professionals; (c) the reimbursement of transplantation costs abroad by insurers; (d) ambivalence of the victim status of the sellers; and (e) the buyers as vulnerable offenders. In this paper, we explore the reasons why organ trafficking remains un(der)reported. We argue that the complex factors discussed increase the invisibility of the illicit organ trade by facilitating the ‘laundering’ of trafficked organs into the health care systems of the purchaser’s country. Not only do these hinder accurate estimations of the problem, but they also disrupt coordinated efforts to police and deter the problem.

All welcome. MA and PhD students warmly welcome.

Further details and announcements available online at: http://www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/events/2014/the-invisible-issue-of-organ-laundering

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Seminar: Crime, Security and Technology: Safe-Breaking and Safe-Making in Britain before 1914

Date:      Monday 20th October
Time:      5pm
Venue:   G28. The Liberty Building.

David Churchill has recently joined the University of Leeds and the Security and Justice Research Group. To mark his arrival David is giving a seminar jointly sponsored by the Security and Justice Research Group and the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies. The abstract and title are below and we do hope that you are able to join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk.  Continue reading

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Professor Clive Walker and Genevieve Lennon host a workshop

The purpose was to bring together world renowned experts, both academics and practitioners, from the field of terrorism law and security. Delegates came from Canada and the US, Israel, Spain, and Malaysia, as well as the UK. Continue reading

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The Laws of Security: Reconceptualising Security at the Intersections of Law, Criminology & International Relations

Date: 12th & 13th June 2014
Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

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Fight for Women in the 21st Century’s society.

Dr Jana Javornik attended and was a key speaker at a rountable discussion which was held in Slovenia on the Continue reading

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The BSS First International Conference tickets now available

 The Building Sustainable Societies First International Conference is due to take place between the 30th June – 3rd July 2014.

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Comparative Childcare Policy Analysis Revisited: Examples of Central and Eastern Europe

Date: 1st – 3rd May 2014
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, US

Dr Jana Javornik attended the Population Association of America 2014 Annual meeting which took place between the 1st – 3rd May in Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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