Events

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This informal event invites members of the CDE to discuss themes arising from Dr Edyvane’s research on Ordinary Citizenship. Dr Edyvane was awarded an AHRC Research Development and Engagement Fellowship to lead a project on Ordinary Citizenship and this will give members of the CDE an opportunity to discuss the topic informed by some of the project’s…
The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues, methods, concepts they may be working on. The workshops sometimes also focus on academic skills, such as getting published, making use of the expertise within…
This seminar, by Dr Sean Haughey of the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, uses new public opinion data to explore what citizens in Northern Ireland think about their democratic institutions, how they have performed, what they know (and don’t know) about how power-sharing operates in practice, in addition to levels of public trust…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. In this seminar, the UK House of Commons Chamber Engagement Team will explain how they have changed their approach to online engagement over the last year. Having…
  In this workshop on ‘Fledgling political beings?’, Miranda Duffy will discuss how her arts-based research can help children (ages 10-11) to engage with democracy. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues,…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. This particular one, organised in collaboration with an external partner, International Network of Parliamentary Properties (INPP), will focus on public engagement in relation to parliamentary buildings…
When we think about adaptation to climate change there are reasons to think that current forms of liberal representative democracy linked to the defined boundaries of nation-states and expressed through delegation of authority to professionals will not suffice. In this – the second of our Designing for Democratic Engagement events – we are joined by…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. This seminar will draw from the report Power, Influence and Impact of Senedd Committees that Professor Diana Stirbu developed for the Welsh Parliament, to reflect on…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. Centre for Democratic Engagement PGR Miranda Duffy will present her research findings on how drama techniques can enable 10-11 year olds to connect with democratic ideas…
  COP26 is said to be the most crucial climate negotiations to date, but what legacy will it have? Join us for our online event with Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North-West, and International Parliamentary Union rapporteur for engagement at COP26. He will share his reflections on the conference, consider the implications for green finance,…