Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it’s hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
Climate change and extreme weather from the UK to Greenland – some thoughts and surprises – and reflections on recent changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet. With Edward Hanna, School of Geography.
Climate Change Research Seminar, Wednesday 22nd November, 11am, Junxion Building JUN0003
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The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type’s Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Wednesday 22nd November 2pm with Professor Susan Breau, University of Reading, venue; Bridge House
The seminar will discuss The European Migrant Crisis and the Recording of Civilian Casualties – an uneasy relationship.
A group of scholars convening at LSE recently released a ‘Last Rights Legal Statement’ which has influenced the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in her recent report entitled ‘Unlawful Death of Refugees and Migrants’. Susan Breau was one of the authors of the legal statement and will discuss the thorny legal issues of the threshold and classification of armed conflict and the relationship of IHL to the dead and disappeared in the Mediterranean.
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