A major benefit of working at an institution like King’s is the opportunity to debate big ideas, challenge assumptions and ask difficult questions, in short, to think more broadly. Whilst research is all absorbing, especially if you’ve got any kind of deadline looming, I’d really encourage you to seize the chance to think big at the forthcoming Social Science Festival: Celebrating Interdisciplinarity.
On 23 & 24 November 2015, King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS DTC) is hosting a two-day festival showcasing social science research taking place at King’s. It’s a great chance to consider how research can impact society. The programme includes:
- Charles Clarke, Home Secretary (2004-6)
- Mike Hulme, United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (1995-2001)
- Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee (2010-15)
- David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science (2010-14)
- Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, an expert on globalisation, who coined the term ‘Global city’
So come along and think big!
The Festival is open to all students and staff at King’s and beyond. All events are happening on the Strand campus, mainly in the Great Hall. See the Festival programme for full details of the panels and plenaries (PDF).
KISS DTC PhD students are involved throughout the Festival, presenting posters on their research, ‘in conversation’ with KCL academics and contributing to panel discussions.
Register your interest in attending: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/graduate-school/doctoral-training-centre/social-science-festival.aspx
Further information available on the Social Science Festival Poster