We’re bringing them all to you in our online lecture series.
During these unprecedented times we think the Essex Spirit is more important than ever. We hope this online lecture series is going to give people around the world the chance to be inspired by research at University of Essex. Our research is committed to engaging with the key issues we face in our lives – including of course the impact of COVID-19. These lectures are also a chance for our University community to forget lockdown and come together to share ideas and ask difficult questions.
Please keep an eye on our University of Essex social media channels for details of the next lecture in the series.
Wednesday 24 February
Dr Alita Nandi, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director for Understanding Society, Institute for Social and Economic Research
Ethnic and racial harassment in Britain
Professor Jay Bernstein, The New School for Social Research, New York.
Of Ecocide and Human Rights: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change
Dr Tara Van Ho, Lecturer in the School of Law and the Human Rights Centre, Professor Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University), Professor Erika George (The University of Utah), Dr Keston Perry (University of the West of England, Bristol) and Jodi-Ann Quarrie, Lawyer and Broadcaster.
Business Responsibility for Slavery: When, How, and Why should Businesses Contribute to Reparations?
William Darity Jr, and A. Kirsten Mullen
From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
Dr Frances Morris (DU Essex), Tate Modern Director
The Value of Culture: In Conversation with Tate Modern Director Frances Morris
The recording of this event will be available soon.
Dr Alejandro Quiroz Flores, Reader at the Institute of Analytics and Data Science and the Department of Government, Chief Scientific Adviser to Essex County Council, and Deputy Director of the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, University of Essex
University responses to pandemics: Lessons from the past and the response to COVID-19
Professor Susan Oliver, Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and a Professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic! Contagion, the doctors, and the press in early 19th century Boston
Dr James Fowler, Essex Business School
Teamwork, Resilience and Crises in the Armed Forces
Dr Koldo Casla, Lecturer in the School of Law and Member of the Human Rights Centre
Covid-19 and socio-economic rights in crisis mode
EJ-Francis Caris-Hamer, Department of Sociology
Barriers to being queer inclusive: Teacher’s perspective
Dr Andrew Fagan, Director of the Human Rights Centre
The Politics of Identity in the UK: Before, During and ‘After’ COVID-19
Professor Lucy Noakes, Department of History
Why the Blitz Spirit is the wrong metaphor for fighting COVID-19
Professor Natasha Lindstädt, Deputy Dean of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Department of Government
Populism, Disease and Disaster
Watch a recording of this lecture.
Dr Veronica Lamarche, Department of Psychology
Love in the time of COVID: The importance of our relationships in uncertain times
Watch a recording of this lecture.
Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Department of Government
Wither the Lonely? Addressing loneliness and connectedness in a time of enforced isolation
John Bercow 'in person'
Our Chancellor John Bercow 'in person' talking about his life, experiences and time at Essex.
We are experiencing some technical problems with this video – it’s currently being fixed and will be back very soon.
Professor Wayne Martin, Director of the Essex Autonomy Project and Professor in the School of Philosophy and Art History
The Ethics of Triage: Philosophy in the Time of COVID-19.
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