Date: Thursday 10th March, 17:00 - 19:00 Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building Professor Paul C Taylor, Penn State University: Facing Ferguson- Reflecting on Racial Innocence On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown and Darren Wilson met on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. A short time later one of them was dead, the other was mired in controversy, and this town had become an emblem for the complex tangle of issues that roils the politics of racialized states. How do we position ourselves to face these issues productively and intelligently?

Date: Monday 2nd November, 2015, 17:00 - 18:30 Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building Professor Barnor Hesse, Northwestern University, USA This lecture provides a critical historical and analytical commentary on 'racism' as a concept rather than a self-evidential empirical phenomenon. It invites reconsideration of the 20th century genealogy of the racism concept prior to and in relation to its appropriation by American sociology.

Date: Tuesday 3rd November, 2015, 15.00 - 16.30 Location: Room 12.21, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds Dr Nikolay Zakharov, Senior Lecturer at Södertörn University, Sweden, introduces his new book Race and Racism in Russia which provides important new theoretical and substantive insights into globalization and racialization in Russia's new nationhood project.

Date: Tuesday 6th October, 2015, 13:00 - 15:00 Location: Room 12.25 Social Sciences Building Celebrating recent publications by Centre members Shirley Anne Tate, Ian Law and Shona Hunter

Date: 21 May 2015, 17:00 - 19:00 Location: Room 12.25 in the Social Sciences Building The CERS Public Lecture in celebration of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, Professor Charles Mills (Northwestern University, USA)

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2015, 1:00 - 2:00pm Location: Baines Wing SR 1.14 Presenters Include: Professor (Emerita) Frances Henry, York University, Toronto, Professor Carl James, York University, Toronto, Professor Ena Dua, York University, Toronto, Professor Audrey Kobayashi, Queens University, Kingston, Professor Malinda Smith, University of Alberta, Edmonton