Join the debate at the IRW

InterdisResWeek2The Interdisciplinary Research Week 2016 will host three lively debates.  These include:

Tuesday 26 January 2016             

Professor Barry Richards and Dr Sascha-Dominik Bachmann

BU’s Big Issues: Threats in a changing world

EB708, Executive Business Centre, 18:30 – 19:30

Global security is rapidly becoming one of the biggest challenges facing our society. From the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to continuing unrest in the Middle East, security issues are rarely out of the news. Join some of BU’s leading academics in this area to discover how their work is changing the debate and shaping thinking around the future of global security.

Wednesday 27 January 2016      

Professor Adrian Newton, Professor Chris Shiel, Associate Professor Jane Murphy, Dr Juliet Wiseman and Dr Dawn Birch

BU’s Big Issues: Protecting the environment: humans vs nature

EB708, Executive Business Centre, 18:30 – 19:30

Protecting the environment and living more sustainable is a laudable aim, and one that many of us support, but how easy is it to change human behaviours and what does it cost?  Join us to hear how research being led by BU’s academics is making a difference to our local area, through developing an understanding of how local environments are changing in response to human activities, and how we can all live more sustainably by changing the way we source our food.

Thursday 28 January 2016            

Dr Andrew Callaway, Dr Bryce Dyer and Shelley Broomfield

BU’s Big Issues: The use of technology in sports: giving athletes an Olympic advantage

KG03, Talbot Campus, 14:00 – 15:00

With the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics fast approaching, all eyes will soon be turning to the world’s elite athletes and their astonishing sporting achievements. Sporting technology forms a key part of their preparation and can help to make significant improvements in performance.  Join us to hear from three of BU’s sports researchers – and competitive athletes in their own right – to learn more about the ways technology can improve athletic performance for both elite athletes and people taking part in sports for fun.

Click on the links above to book your place at the debate.