5 October 2011Students, Luke Burns (Politics and Sociology) and Kazuaki Tsujii (Politics), were nominated by SPAIS, to present their undergraduate dissertation research at the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) inaugural International Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference in August 2011. They were successfully selected to take part in the 'Tomorrow's ideas, Now' conference, which was convened at the University of Alberta, Canada. Their participation was supported and jointly funded by the University of Bristol Institute for Advanced Studies and KIAS. Founding Director of KIAS, Professor Jerry Varsava, who chaired the panel in which Luke and Kazuaki presented their research, reported, "They both did a very good job, serving as wonderful ambassadors for your institution."
Further information about the conference can be found at: http://www.kias.ualberta.ca/kiasconferences.aspx .
'Tomorrow’s ideas, Now' will be an annual event. The Call-for-Papers for the 2012 conference will be issued in January 2012.
Luke Burns, who has begun postgraduate studies at Mills College, San Francisco said, "I'd really like to encourage more people from Bristol to apply for the next conference and would be happy for anyone to email me if they have questions."