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Politics CPD Events in February 2019

  • UWE Bristol

    Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Ruth Hunt; Chief Executive; Stonewall - Lecture Title: Achieving social change

    Ruth Hunt – Chief Executive of Stonewall will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled ‘Achieving social change’. Ruth will talk about her early campaigning career at school and University and her experiences as leader at Stonewall. As both a woman and a lesbian Ruth has unique experiences of leadership lobbying and building relationships based on humanity; compassion and empathy. Ruth has redefined Stonewall’s role as a charity from one that enables change to one that empowers others to make change happen. Under her leadership Stonewall’s programmes and the way they are delivered have been refined to ensure they create sustainable; powerful grassroot activism; both in the UK and abroad. Ruth has also established Stonewall as a leading voice on international LGBT equality delivering ground-breaking international empowerment programmes in some of the world’s most hostile countries; in addition to being a major influencer on the UK Government; ensuring the UK is an informed and effective world leader for LGBT equality.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Democracy on the Road: a 25 year journey through India

    On the eve of India’s General elections in April and May; Ruchir Sharma will in this event; which marks the publication of his new book; offer a portrait of how India and its democracy work. Sharma has covered every election for the last two decades on the road talking to farmers; shopkeepers and CEOs from Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu; and interviewing leaders from Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi. 

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Authority in the era of populism

    Public trust in the establishment is waning; but an age of disruption requires good leadership. So how can leaders lead in a post-deferential age?

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Brexit: The Constitution and the future of the UK 

    Vernon Bogdanor discusses his forthcoming publication on the Constitution’s role within the future relationship between the UK and Europe.

  • Royal United Services Institute

    Russian Political War: Moving Beyond The Hybrid

    Professor Mark Galeotti; senior non-resident fellow with the Institute of International Relations Prague; will consider the nature and model of Russian thinking on ‘hybrid war’.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Pessimism and the State of the World

    Why are people in some of the richest countries in the world so miserable when so much of the economic and social data show massive material progress?  Where did all that anger and anxiety come from that is manifested in populism; terrorism; and worsening well-being and mental health? Are we; despite the massive gains in material progress in recent decades; living in an age of insecurity?

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Heavy Metal In Baghdad

    Much of the current geo-political climate and (dis)order; especially in the Middle East; connects back to the events around 9/11 and its aftermath; including the USA and UK’s decision to invade Iraq. This documentary allows for Acrassicauda; the first Iraqi heavy metal band; to tell that story through the lens of everyday citizens.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Whatever Happened to the Revolution? LSE in the 60s

    One British university above all others came to be associated with student rebellion in the 1960s – the LSE – later referred by one of the original  rebels as that ‘utopia at the end of the Kingsway rainbow – for a period’. But why the LSE? What did the students hope to achieve? And what legacy did  they leave behind?

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    A Populist Wave? Unity and Division Among Europe's New Parties

    The recent wave of populist parties and politicians throughout Europe and the world has been portrayed as a monolithic phenomenon that transcends national borders. On the right and on the left; populists have been portrayed as polarising forces that reinforce existing divisions in society and pull each side further from the centre.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    A Marketplace for World Order

    For nearly a century; America has provided the world a simple narrative: “If you’re with us; you get international rule of law. If not; you have to deal with arbitrary exercise of power.” Obviously; to most nations the latter proposition is untenable.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Crisis of the Liberal World Order; or is the West in Decline - Again?

    The world famous theorist of international politics John Ikenberry of Princeton has for many years been insisting that the liberal world order created by the USA after WW2 has proved remarkably durable.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Dangerous Scholarship: trolled and threatened for research and activism

    The panel discusses how research about discrimination; misogyny; climate change or social inequity can call forth a violent ideological and physical backlash on and offline. 

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    How to Remain Sane in the Age of Populism

    Until not so long ago; some parts of the world—namely; the West— were thought to be solid; steady; stable. Other parts of the world—namely; the non-West— were thought to be liquid; not yet settled. Since 2016 it has become increasingly clear to citizens across the world that there are no solid and in fact; we are all living in liquid times.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Drug Wars and Strongman Politics

    It is impossible to specify the number of extrajudicial killings that have occurred in the Philippines since President Duterte announced his ‘war on drugs’ in May 2016. What is certain; however; is the disruptive impacts that these ‘strongman’ politics have had on daily life in that country.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The Haunting of Neo-liberalism

    Marx famously wrote of the spectre of communism haunting Europe in the nineteenth century; and the end of the Cold War might be considered to mark its exorcism. But has communism really been laid to rest?

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February 2019
  • Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Ruth Hunt; Chief Executive; Stonewall - Lecture Title: Achieving social change 13-02-19 View Details
  • Democracy on the Road: a 25 year journey through India 18-02-19 View Details
  • Authority in the era of populism 19-02-19 View Details
  • Brexit: The Constitution and the future of the UK  19-02-19 View Details
  • Russian Political War: Moving Beyond The Hybrid 20-02-19 View Details
  • Pessimism and the State of the World 25-02-19 View Details
  • Heavy Metal In Baghdad 25-02-19 View Details
  • Whatever Happened to the Revolution? LSE in the 60s 26-02-19 View Details
  • A Populist Wave? Unity and Division Among Europe's New Parties 26-02-19 View Details
  • A Marketplace for World Order 26-02-19 View Details
  • Crisis of the Liberal World Order; or is the West in Decline - Again? 27-02-19 View Details
  • Dangerous Scholarship: trolled and threatened for research and activism 27-02-19 View Details
  • How to Remain Sane in the Age of Populism 27-02-19 View Details
  • Drug Wars and Strongman Politics 28-02-19 View Details
  • The Haunting of Neo-liberalism 28-02-19 View Details
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