Social Science Week 2005 takes place across the UK from Monday 20 to Friday 24 June.
The week is an initiative from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and aims to offer everyone the opportunity to discover what the UK's social science research can contribute to better policymaking and, ultimately, a better society.
LSE is participating in the week with a range of events, including an all day presentation of research from the centres which compromise the LSE Research Lab on Wednesday 22 June. Scheduled events are:
Tuesday 21 June, 1-2.30pm
A Technology to produce Risk and Disease: a comparative analysis of genetic testing for breast cancer
Speaker: Dr Shobita Parthasarathy, University of California, Los Angeles
Organised by the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR), LSE
Wednesday 22 June
LSE Research Lab Workshops - 9.30am-5.30pm
The day will feature 21 presentations if the latest work coming out of the four research centres which compromise the LSE Research Lab. Given by senior and postgraduate researchers in economics, sociology, social policy, these presentations cover a range of topics on firm performance, public sector productivity, schools, inequality, incentives and markets and international trade. See: http://rlab.lse.ac.uk/workshop/
Gender and Valuing Care seminar - 1-5pm
Policy makers often pay more attention to gender equality in relation to employment than in relation to care. This seminar, led by Jane Lewis (LSE) and Ceridwen Roberts (Oxford) springs from the Tackling Inequalities in Work and Care: policy initiatives and actors at the EU and UK levels project, part of the ESRC Gender Equality Network. Further information: contact: Hazel Johnstone, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 020 7955 7602, or see www.genet.ac.uk
LSE academics involved in other events throughout the week include:
Monday 20 June
Tania Burchardt, ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), who will speak on Dimensions of Inequality at the Royal Statistical Society's conference on Social Inequality: using evidence from data, on Monday 20 June. http://www.esds.ac.uk/news/eventsdocs/esdsjun05prog.doc
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June
Dr Eric Neumeyer, Department of Geography and Environment, and PhD student Simon Nietz are participants at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia, conference on The Governance of Sustainability.
LSE Research Lab consists of The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), The Financial Markets Group (FMG), and The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). More information at: http://rlab.lse.ac.uk/about/default.asp
14 June 2005