Student research conference

Knowledge beyond boundaries: an interdisciplinary student research conference

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Bringing the LSE community together for interdisciplinary conversations about how we shape the world

The conference will be taking place virtually on 17 June. Find out more and book your place via Eventbrite, and check out the draft programme here!

LSE Student Futures invites you to Knowledge beyond boundaries: an interdisciplinary student research conference, where students and recent alumni of LSE will showcase their work, share ideas, and engage in dialogue around some of the biggest questions facing social scientists.

With a dozen panels on themes ranging from the post-pandemic economy to building a sustainable future, this one-day online conference aims to bring the LSE community together for interdisciplinary conversations about how we shape the world.

The conference will also include two keynote panels featuring LSE academics and interdisciplinary experts, as well as a student publishing panel with the editors of some of LSE's student journals.

You can dip in and out throughout the day as you wish. Zoom links will be sent to registered attendees closer to the date.

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Draft programme

Welcome and opening keynote panel, 10 - 10.35am 

  • Professor Julia Black, Strategic Director of Innovation, LSE
  • Professor Susana Mourato, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE
  • Chair: Dr Chris Blunt, Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Deputy Director of LSE100, LSE

Break, 10.35 - 10.45am

Parallel panel sessions (I), 10.45am - 12pm 

  • Vulnerability and precarity in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Revolutionary futures: perspectives on science, data and technology
  • Interrogating intersections: gender and sexuality in global context

Break, 12 - 12.15pm

Parallel panel sessions (II), 12.15 - 1.15pm

  • Lockdown economy: measuring the impact of COVID-19
  • Political perceptions: analysing discourse in an era of social change
  • Care and community: investigating health and wellbeing
  • Meet the editors: student publishing panel

Break, 1.15 - 1.30pm

Parallel panel sessions (III), 1.30 - 2.45pm

  • Women in the global economy
  • Life at the margins: social science perspectives on inequality and access
  • Business and entrepreneurship in the age of COVID-19

Break, 2.45 - 3pm

Afternoon keynote panel, 3 - 3.45pm

  • Professor Dilly Fung, Pro-Director Education, LSE
  • Professor Carl Gombrich, Academic Lead and Head of Learning, London Interdisciplinary School
  • Dr Jessica Templeton, Associate Professorial Lecturer and Director of LSE100, LSE
  • Chair: Dr Jillian Terry, Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Deputy Director of LSE100, LSE

Break, 3.45 - 4pm

Parallel panel sessions (IV), 4 - 5.15pm

  • Shaping a sustainable future
  • Gender-based violence in the 21st century
  • Bridging educational divides: opportunity and innovation

Closing reception and poster gallery (Gather.town), 5.15 - 6pm

 

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