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May 15

2nd Annual Research Festival on Global Challenges and Social Justice

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 11:00 to Friday, May 17, 2024 - 15:00

Online and in-person, Library seminar rooms 1&2

We would like to invite you to join the GCSJ Research Festival on Global Challenges and Social Justice. The festival will bring together a variety of speakers and formats to showcase exciting OU research and give researchers a platform to exchange ideas and expand their networks.

Jun 14

GCSJ Seminar series: Toothless tigers? Regional organisations and democracy promotion

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

Since the end of the Cold War, a growing number of regional organisations (ROs) around the world have formally adhered to democracy as common norm and have adopted institutionalised mechanisms to promote, protect and defend it.

Jun 28

Literature and Music Research Group Symposium on Words, Music and Silence

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00 to 19:00

Bournemouth University

In partnership with University Music, Bournemouth, The Open University Literature and Music Research Group are organising a one-day symposium on the theme of Words, Music and Silence, which will take place on Friday 28th June, 2024 at Bournemouth University (BH12 5BB). The day will conclude with a lecture recital exploring words, music, silence and disability given by the concert pianist Duncan Honeybourne, whose career has been shaped by his autism. 

Jul 12

GCSJ Seminar series: Mothers, boys' circumcision and a new politics of harm in Kenya

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

We explore how Kenyan mothers are becoming involved in male circumcision, which is usually a men-only space. The talk examines new ideas about cultural rights, genital cutting, and harm in the law and ethics in Kenya.

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