6th Public Uni event sees academics present their research in bite-size chunks
10 August 2015
Academics from Cardiff Law School and the Department of Politics and International Relations recently presented their research at the 6th Public Uni event held at Chapter Arts Centre on Thursday 6 August 2015.
The Public Uni series, organised by Dr Marco Hauptmeier of Cardiff Business School and Harriet Lloyd of the School of English, Communication & Philosophy, gives researchers the opportunity to present their ideas and findings to the public in short 10-minute segments. The informal setting and relaxed atmosphere helps to make the research more accessible to audiences outside of the academic arena. Each event highlights the breadth and depth of the exciting research undertaken at Cardiff University.
Reader in International Relations, Dr Christian Bueger spoke on the rise and fall of piracy off the coast of Somalia while Law lecturer Roseanne Russell (pictured) discussed the limitations of the law in tackling workplace discrimination. Academics from a variety of disciplines at the University also took to the stage including Dr Simon Brodbeck and David Colwill from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion who spoke on the role of Hare Krishna in Sanskrit literature and Rome’s destruction of Carthage, or genocide in the Ancient World, respectively. The final participant was Dr Julian Gould-Williams from Cardiff Business School who spoke about his research on leadership in times of hardship.
More than 50 people were in attendance which stimulated a lively discussion following the presentations.
Speaking about the event, moderator Dr Marco Hauptmeier, said: “The Public Uni series has become a great opportunity for academics from across the University to distil their research into engaging, bite-size chunks and share it with a public audience. There is so much great work going on which has important social, political or economic impact and we want to share that beyond the corridors of academia.
“We are already planning the next event on October 15 and hope to see more people come along and hear what’s going on and ask questions. It’s a really fun, informal evening and everyone is welcome.”