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<p class=MsoNormal><b><u><font size=3 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>ARK Seminar Series
2010/11<o:p></o:p></span></font></u></b></p>

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12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><font size=3
  face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>ARK</span></font></st1:State></st1:place><font
face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Arial'> is pleased to announce
the second seminar in their 2010/11 seminar series.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The next seminar will take place on <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Tuesday 16 November 2010</span></b> at 12noon.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><i><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>‘</span></font></i></b><b><i><font face=Arial><span
style='font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>Protecting the
vulnerable: <o:p></o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><i><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>Poverty
and social exclusion in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Republic</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ireland</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> as the
economic crisis emerged’<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Chris Whelan <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><b><font
  size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:
  bold'>School</span></font></b></st1:PlaceType><b><font face=Arial><span
 style='font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sociology</st1:PlaceName></span></font></b></st1:place><b><font
face=Arial><span style='font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>, <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><b><font size=3 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>University</span></font></b></st1:PlaceType><b><font
face=Arial><span style='font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'> <st1:PlaceType
w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Dublin</st1:City></st1:place></span></font></b><b><i><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;
font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'><o:p></o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><i><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic'>Whilst recent
debates on welfare cuts have focused on the need to “protect the
vulnerable”, it is often unclear which individuals or groups are included
in this heading.  In this seminar, Professor Whelan will make use of 2008
EU <font color=black><span style='color:black'>Survey on Income and Living
Conditions (</span></font>SILC) data for <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place> to clarify the distinction
bet<st1:PersonName w:st="on">wee</st1:PersonName>n income poverty and economic
vulnerability.  He will compare patterns of risk for poverty and
vulnerability in relation to key socio-economic groups, and then consider the
relationship bet<st1:PersonName w:st="on">wee</st1:PersonName>n poverty and
vulnerability and the scale and form of welfare dependence. <o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The seminar will take place at NICVA, 61 <st1:PlaceName
w:st="on">Duncairn</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Gardens</st1:PlaceType>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Belfast</st1:City></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The seminar is free of charge and will be followed by
a light lunch at 1.00pm.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>If you would like to attend please contact Shonagh
Higgenbotham<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'><a href="mailto:s.higgenbotham@ulster.ac.uk"
title="mailto:s.higgenbotham@ulster.ac.uk">s.higgenbotham@ulster.ac.uk</a> or
02871 675513 by Friday 12 November 2010.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>The full list of seminars
is attached. Please feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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