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The Department’s Higher Research Seminar Series

Spring 2023

The Higher Research Seminar is the main collective seminar of the Department. The research staff and invited national and international leading scholars present ongoing research and analyses of a broad range of exciting topics of relevance for Political Science.

The Higher Research Seminar is held on Wednesdays 13.15 to 14.30 in Eden 367, unless otherwise indicated. PhD Mid-term seminars 13:15 to 14:45

Convenors: Jens Bartelsson and Catarina Kinnvall

The following seminars are open to the public. Welcome to join us!


Wednesday, February 8, 2023: Tomas Bergström, ‘The impact of a harsher social climate on the working conditions of social scientists’. (Chair: Catarina Kinnvall)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023: Jens Bartelson, ‘Power in Early Modern International Thought’. Discussant: Martin Hall (Chair: Catarina Kinnvall).

Wednesday, March 1, 2023: Nina Graeger, University of Copenhagen, ‘From everyday practice to high-politics? European security practices and the war in Ukraine’. (Chair: Catarina Kinnvall).

Wednesday, March 8, 2023: Barzoo Eliassi, Linnaeus University, ‘Seeing as the stateless in a nation-centric world: Kurdish and Palestinian narratives and experiences’. (Chair: Catarina Kinnvall).

Wednesday, March 22, 2023: Raphael Cohen Almagor, University of Hull, ‘Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism’. (Chair: Karin Aggestam).

Wednesday, March 29, 2023: Gunnel Cederlöf, Linnaeus University, ‘Exceptional, pragmatic and provisional: Formation of British imperial governance in Asian frontier tracts’. (Chair: Ted Svensson).

Wednesday, April 5, 2023: Adam Moe Fejerskov, ‘The Global Lab: Inequality, technology and the experimental movement’. (Chair: Daniel Möller Ölgaard).

Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Somdeep Sen, Roskilde University: ‘Decolonizing Palestine’. (Chair: Jens Bartelson).

Thursday, April 20, 2023 13:15 to 16:00: Docent lectures with Agustín Goenaga, Isabel Bramsen, Nils Droste and Dalia Muhktar-Landgren

  • Agustín Goenaga: ‘Deliberation, Democracy, Development’
  • Nils Droste: ‘Integrated Land Use Policy Assessments’
  • Isabel Bramsen: ‘Micro-studies of Peace and Conflict’ 
  • Dalia Muhktar-Landgren: ‘Governing and Resistance through Temporary Organizations’

Cancelled: Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Robert Klemmensen, ‘What do the Rich Think About Politics?’ (Chair: Jens Bartelson/Catarina Kinnvall).

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 13:15 to 14:45 PhD Mid-term seminar: Mathieu Mignot | Department of Political Science (

Friday May 12, 2023 13:15 to 16:00

Inaugural Professorial Lectures by Jonathan Polk and Robert Klemmensen

  • Jonathan Polk: ‘Political Party Competition: Inside/Out’
  • Robert Klemmensen: ‘Opinions, Institutions and Democracy’

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 14:15 to 15:30Kimberly Hutchings, Queen Mary University, London: ‘Thinking with the Enemy: the role of canonical thinkers in international theory’. (Chair: Jens Bartelson).

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 13:15 to 14:45 PhD Mid-term seminar: Esther Calvo | Department of Political Science (

Wednesday, May 31, 2023: Ana Catalano Weeks, University of Bath, ‘Gender, the Mental Load, and Politics’, (Chair: Simon Davidsson).

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 13:15 to 14:45 PhD Mid-term seminar: Evan Drake | Department of Political Science (

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 13:15 to 14:45 PhD Mid-term seminar: Katja Garson | Department of Political Science (

Wednesday, June 14, 2023: Marie Louise Krogh, University of Leiden, ‘Philosophy and the Politics of Place: The Geopolitical Imaginary’. (Chair: Catia Gregoratti).

Tuesday, 20 June, 2023: Nikolaos Zahariadis, Rhodes College: ‘Is there a best way to respond to the next pandemic crisis? Evidence from national Covid-19 responses, 2020-2022’.( Chair: Åsa Knaggård).