Update for Monday 3rd September 2018

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Whether by design or accident, the Trump administration has often torn up the rule book on how to behave at the international level. Trump's unusual approach has attracted most of our attention but what does the rest of the ‘world’ think about the US and how do these states act in the international arena? This panel brings in a number of experts to shed light on what the rest of the world is doing and thinking. Each panellist will have 5 minutes and then the discussion will be open to you, the public. It promises to be a rich and engaging conversation, and is open to everyone interested in world affairs.

This discussion is organised by the British International Studies Association (BISA) US Foreign Policy Working group in association with Waterstones bookstore and Liverpool John Moores University.

The panellists are Steven Erlanger, Diplomatic Correspondent for the New York Times, Dr Xin (Calvin) Liu (Chinese expert) LJMU, Dr Ruth Deyermond, Kings College London (Russian Expert) Dr Dimitrios Anagnokstasis University of Aberdeen (European expert) Dr Geraldo Zahran, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paolo (Latin & South American expert) & Dr Maria Ryan, University of Nottingham (US expert) . The event will be chaired by Dr Matthew Alan Hill, Senior Lecturer in American History & International Relations, LJMU.

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An evening of conversation about gender, where you can take part in group discussions exploring gender assumptions, roles and stereotypes in a convivial atmosphere.

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Can art and science collaborations have a real world benefit to society?

Art and science are often seen as two different entities with very separate ideas of what constitutes research. The MA Art in Science Programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design aims to bring together artists and scientists to explore the boundaries of art and science.

Mark Roughley, lecturer in 3D Digital Art, will discuss new areas of practice-based research and will present some recent student projects including: "Seeds Under Threat", "Fata Morgana" and "To Donate or Not to Donate?"

Registration required.

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Following the uncertainty created by Brexit, EU citizens across the UK need information regarding their rights and their status in the UK over the coming years.

The event aims to provide information about EU citizens’ rights in the UK during Brexit, about the ‘settled status’ scheme, and to offer a Q&A session.

The information session will be introduced by Nicolas Hatton and Cosi Doerfel Hill of the3million (https://www.the3million.org.uk/) and delivered by a lawyer, made available through the EU Rights project.

Registration required.

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To commemorate the centenary of the passing of The Representations of The Peoples Act 1918, our annual public lecture series this year celebrates women from the north west of the U.K whose work impacted on the lives of generations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

With Dr Sam Caslin, University of Liverpool

Dr Caslin discusses the work of vigilance patrollers and women police who patrolled Liverpool's streets for much of the twentieth century. These patrollers drew upon fears about 'white slavery' and working-class immorality in order to justify their interventions into the lives of working-class women. She argues that though the influence of the patrollers went into decline in the post-war years, their ideas continued to shape policy debates about prostitution and attitudes towards women's use of public space.

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A talk by Mark Miodownik (Professor of Materials and Society, University College London) curated by The Serving Library in partnership with LJMU’s Exhibition Research Lab for Liverpool Biennial 2018

As a result of our greater understanding of matter, the distinction between animate and inanimate is now becoming blurred, ushering in a new materials age. Bionic people with synthetic organs, bones and even brains are becoming a reality. Just as we are becoming more synthetic, so our man-made environment is changing to become more lifelike: buildings, objects and materials that heal themselves are being developed. This talk will review the science behind these new animate material technologies and considers whether a particular goal, that of creating self-repairing cities, is achievable.

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Renew's leaders James Torrance and James Clarke will be visiting Liverpool to meet all supporters, volunteers, candidates and co-ordinators.

The purposes are:-

To meet supporters new and old.
To set out Renew's plans for the summer and autumn.
To explain our new policy framework and to solicit ideas and policies in a brainstorming session.
To explain the new pathway for candidates.
To launch Renew Membership.
To distribute t-shirts, wristbands, badges and leaflets.
To have a small campaign event in the town centre following the hotel meeting.

Registration required

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