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    • 15 Apr 2021
    • 16:00 - 17:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online Via Zoom
    Registration is closed


    Would you like to make your research accessible to policy makers but don't know how? 

    This interactive workshop will introduce you to the elements of a policy memo and serve as a step-by-step guide to make it easy to begin drafting your own policy memo.

    This is the first workshop in a three part series designed to acquaint participants with policy writing. The workshop welcomes researchers and academics who are new to policy writing and no previous experience is required.  

    Workshop reading material will be provided and emailed to participants before the start of the workshop. 

    The Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day before the event.


    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Global Research Network, you can send an application to join us here.


    About the co-hosts:

    Anisa Abeytia regularly worked with members of Congress, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State and United States Agency for Aid and Development (USAID) in the fields of humanitarian diplomacy, immigration, and US-Syria policy. She organized round table discussions between DHS and Syrian American communities nationwide and met with Secretary of DHS, Jeh Johnson where she was able to secure the continuation of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Syrians. Anisa played a pivotal role in coordinating with the Chairman of the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee to influence USAID to become the largest donor for Syria, and the United Nations to change their policy to allow smaller NGOs to deliver aid inside Syria. She was invited by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to advise on the viability of relocating Syrian refugees to the Greater Los Angeles Area. She also met with and advised the governments of Turkey, Norway, Sweden and Germany on refugee integration. Her work was published in The Hill, UNESCO Policy Brief Series, The Middle East Monitor and The New Arab. She received her Master's degree from Stanford University and is currently a graduate student at the University of San Francisco in Migration Studies. Anisa's desire for systemic justice drives her passion for policy. Anisa is GRN’s Think Tank Programme Co-ordinator.

    Bava Dharani completed her LLB and LLM in SOAS, UOL. She is currently pursuing the LPC at BPP University. Bava is interested in the Indian indentured history is Singapore and Malaysia, and the parallels and differences this labor movement bears to modern day migrant workers' movement chains. Previously, Bava worked as a paralegal in Singapore, specializing in criminal, civil and employment law. Bava is the Lead for GRN's Think Tank Programme in War, Conflict & Global Migration.

       

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83640517541
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    Want your work to get traction? Interested in joining a Think Tank? Keen to collaborate with a diverse group of leading researchers?

    Come and join us at our next Q&A about membership of the Global Research Network, held at 9am UK time on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

    Register today to secure your place at our event!


    • 26 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 - 12:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    The future of research is not just about solving a ‘gap’ in knowledge or creating new knowledge through original contribution that is significant in a field or discipline. The new trend in research is towards playing a part in addressing the grand challenges of our lifetime, for generations to come. So as researchers we should be focusing on how to make an impact with our work to this end - how to transition from a seeker of knowledge into an influencer who transforms lives today, and into the future. To achieve this we have to appreciate how the world of research is changing, then to consider how to re-position our research into impact case studies. This requires strategic thinking and learning how to work with industries, professional bodies and communities. In short, one should not treat impactful research as a destination. It is an evolution from ideals into ideas and then turning those ideas into a reality that benefits the economy, society and our environment.

    Speaker: Dr. Angus Young

    Angus is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accountancy and Law and Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University. Concurrently, he is Hong Kong Representative for the GRC Institute (Australia), National Advisory Council Member and Education Officer of the Greater Bay Area, China for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), Member of the Publication Sub-committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, ‘Online’ Visiting Scholar, School of Law, University of Glasgow, Honorary Fellow, Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and Distinguished Research Fellow at the German-Sino Institute of Legal Studies, Nanjing University. He is on various editorial boards and has received numerous awards for his work. Prior to academia he worked in banking, retail, hospitality, logistics and the public sector, including inadvisory roles and consultancy for the Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (New York) and ASX Markets Supervision Pty Ltd (Australia).


    • 27 Apr 2021
    • 17:00 - 18:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online Via Zoom
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    Law, Migration and Precarious Labour, provided a radical new approach to labour migration, as it challenges the prevailing legal and political construction of the figure of the irregular migrant labourer, whilst at the same time reimagining this irregularity as the basis of an alternative, post-capitalist, sociality. This powerful analysis of contemporary labour migration is of considerable interest to legal and political theorists, philosophers, labour lawyers, migration experts, and others with theoretical, political, or policy interests in this area.

    Anastasia Tataryn is a Fellow of the GRN's Think Tank on Human Rights, Gender and Family. Dr. Tataryn is an Assistant Professor at St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Canada.


    The Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day before the event.


    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Global Research Network, you can send an application to join us here.

    • 1 May 2021
    • 19:00 - 20:30 (UTC+01:00)
    • Online via Zoom & Live streamed on Youtube
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    May 1st is traditionally a day of remembrance for labour-related struggles. This year, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the work of animals and overcome the assumption that labour is a uniquely human affair. From foraging bees to police dogs to equine therapists, the contributions of animals through their labour to the life, wealth, and welfare of the multispecies society are manifold.

    The objective of this roundtable is to generate a meaningful discussion among the speakers to increase the visibility of the multi-sectoral implications of animal labour and encourage further research on this topic and its inclusion in the law. In particular, we aim to draw attention to the condition of domesticated animals working in the human-animal society and the challenges posed by their legal, social and political status. Labour can be a genuine site of interspecies cooperation and flourishing, yet this can be a site of extreme instrumentalisation and exploitation, too. We hope to highlight the convergence of human and animal interests in calling for the recognition of other animals as workers towards their better protection in the workplace.

    Five Animal Law and Animal Labour experts will be sharing their views on the key issues for discussion, moderated by the Junior Fellows of the Think Tank on Animals & Biodiversity. The round table is scheduled to last about 1 hour and a half, including an opportunity for participants to ask questions directly to the speakers following the discussion.

    Click here to view the event programme PDF.

    Free tickets for the Zoom event will be available for a limited number of participants, while the public will be able to follow the event on the Global Research Network's YouTube channel.


    • 4 May 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83640517541
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    Want your work to get traction? Interested in joining a Think Tank? Keen to collaborate with a diverse group of leading researchers?

    Come and join us at our next Q&A about membership of the Global Research Network, held at 9am GMT on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

    Register today to secure your place at our event!


    • 7 May 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)


    STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT!

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    A panel event on the discussion of caste and Hindu-right wing politics within the Indian indenture context, with focus to Singapore, Malaysia and Fiji.
    Speakers contacted : Esha Pillay (badfijigyals Collective, Fiji/USA), Jyotsna Siddarth (projectanticastelove, dalitfeminismarchive, India), Bava Dharani (Singapore/Malaysia)

    • 3 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 4 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)


    Stay tuned for more information about this event!

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    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 16:00 - 17:00 (UTC+01:00)
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    In honor of mental health awareness month, the GRN and the Think Tank on War, Conflict and Global Migration would like to create a space for you to discuss the challenges you face as graduate students. What types of support would you like to receive from universities? Is your institution providing programs and support that contributes positively to your meatal health? We warmly welcome your participation in this unrecorded session that focuses on your journey through academia during Covid-19 and beyond.

    Bava Dharani will share examples of incidents where universities are being exploitative or inconsiderate towards researchers and students, as in the viral tweets about the email exchange between a professor from York and a student from Myanmar, the mass lay-offs of Teaching Assistants in numerous universities in the USA for wanting to unionize and the locking down of student halls and issuing of expensive compulsory food rations in the UK during COVID-19 lockdown.

    Anisa Abeytia  will share her experiences working internally in the university, with regards to self care and mental health.

    Finally, we will open up the space to allow anyone to share their experiences, problems they have encountered, issues they wish to be supported on.

    About the Speakers

    Anisa Abeytia is currently the student assistant for the Migration Studies Department and the Center for Latina/o Studies in the Americas at the University of San Francisco (USF). She is also a student mentor at Project Success at USF. Previously she was the Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Students/Multicultural Educator at Stanford University, She consultant for the Institute of International Education's Syrian Consortium for Higher Education and was invited by UNESCO to write a policy brief on higher education integration of rouges in Norway. Anisa is GRN’s Think Tank Programme Co-ordinator.

    Bava Dharani completed her LLB and LLM in SOAS, UOL. She is currently pursuing the LPC at BPP University. Bava is interested in the Indian indentured history is Singapore and Malaysia, and the parallels and differences this labor movement bears to modern day migrant workers' movement chains. Previously, Bava worked as a paralegal in Singapore, specializing in criminal, civil and employment law. Bava is the Lead for GRN's Think Tank Programme in War, Conflict & Global Migration.




    • 30 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
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    This panel discussion will shed light on the evolvement of financial crime in the dawn of technology requires an equal evolvement of whistleblowers. The panel is aimed to discuss research findings that suggests a new framework for the protection of financial whistleblowers.

    As a member of the Global Research Network, you can have priority access to all of our events. If you would like to be alerted of when registration is available and have access to our exclusive events, click here to send an application to join us.


Past events

9 Apr 2021 Social Media for Academics: How to Leverage Twitter and YouTube for Impact
26 Mar 2021 Roundtable on Animal Legal Personhood: perspectives from continental law
25 Mar 2021 Book Talk: 'Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory' by Julian Go
11 Mar 2021 Social Media for Academics: How to Leverage Facebook and Instagram for Impact
2 Mar 2021 Q&A: What Does Membership Involve? (5:00 PM UK Time)
2 Mar 2021 Q&A: What Does Membership Involve? (09:00 AM UK Time)
26 Feb 2021 Book Talk: 'Feral Atlas' with Anna Tsing
11 Feb 2021 Social Media for Academics: How to Leverage LinkedIn and Personal Webpages for Impact
8 Feb 2021 Personal Branding: How to Manage Your Online Research Profile in a Post-COVID19 World
28 Jan 2021 Book Talk: The Activist Academic
15 Jan 2021 GAL Experts Discussion: UNCAHP for a better world for animals?
12 Jan 2021 Q&A: What Does Membership Involve?
12 Jan 2021 Q&A: What Does Membership Involve?
19 Dec 2020 Q&A: What Does Membership Involve?
15 Dec 2020 Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals: A Workshop run by Dr Yoriko Otomo & Dr Alexander Stingl
8 Dec 2020 The Future of Academia: What's Next For Early Career Academics?
27 Nov 2020 Climate & Energy Open Forum
27 Nov 2020 Human Rights, Family & Gender Open Forum
26 Nov 2020 Animals & Biodiversity Open Forum
26 Nov 2020 Crime & Terrorism Open Forum
17 Nov 2020 War, Conflict & Global Migration Open Forum
14 Aug 2020 Innovation in Research Workshop with Laura Gelder-Robertson
17 Jul 2020 Research Innovation Workshop
21 Jan 2020 New Year’s Get-together at Busaba Bloomsbury
2 Oct 2019 GRN Launch Event
9 Sep 2019 GRN Webinar: Giving conference papers with impact
19 Aug 2019 GRN Webinar "Creating a winning publication strategy"
12 Aug 2019 GRN Webinar "Planning an Awesome Academic Career"
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