Social Science Research and Responding to Global Challenges: Practitioner Perspectives
SGSSS Series of Seminars with International Practitioners
As part of its internationalisation activities portfolio, the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is organising a series of seminars focussing on the role of social science research in responding to global challenges.
We are inviting four practitioners, internationally recognised for their contribution towards addressing various global challenges, to reflect on how social science research should inform our responses to the fundamental challenges facing individuals and communities across the world.
Our speakers will reflect on some of the research projects which they have been directly involved in, or which they relied upon in their professional lives, to bring critical insights into some of the most challenging social issues, such as gender-based violence, human trafficking, combating infectious diseases, and forced migration. They will also provide some practical tips on networking, engaging with policymakers and external (to academia) audiences, and will answer a few questions from the audience.
Who can attend?
This series is open to all researchers registered at Scottish institutions and alumni. The sessions will take place online and will be co-hosted with the Centre for Migration and Mobilities Research at Edinburgh Napier University.
Please see further details of the sessions and speakers below.
Thursday 12 August, 4pm – 5pm
Mike Dottridge has worked in the human rights field for four decades. He was employed by two human rights NGOs: Amnesty International (1977 to 1995), focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, and Anti-Slavery International, where he was director from 1996 until 2002. Since 1995, he has focused on the rights of adults and children subjected to economic or sexual exploitation, working independently since 2002, undertaking evaluations and institutional learning exercises for both international organizations and NGOs.