CPD Event Calendar
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Politics CPD Events in March 2019
Reliving the Origins of Totalitarianism
1st Mar 2019 13:15 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Hannah Arendt’s seminal study of the preconditions for; and rise of; Nazism and Stalinism in the first half of the 20th Century has some chilling resonances with the world we are living in today. How can her analysis help us understand the state of global politics today?
Politics of Urban Inequality
1st Mar 2019 18:00 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
This comparative urban panel on Brazil and South Africa examines class; race; power and politics in the burgeoning cities of the two countries that have become influential yet unstable middle forces in the international order emergent over the last generation.
Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics
2nd Mar 2019 11:00 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
In the Brexit debate and in Trump’s America; opponents in politics are treating each other like enemies. Media and judges are being condemned as ‘enemies of the people.’ What does the language of enemies tell us about politics today and how should a liberal democracy manage deep disagreement?
What does it mean to be British and who defines it?
2nd Mar 2019 12:45 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
This interactive public event comprises a panel-based discussion; with representatives from different influential spheres in society who are shaping discourse on British identity; combined with direct audience engagement.
Conspiracy Theory as Truth
2nd Mar 2019 14:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Psychologists and anthropologists explore how only some “conspiracy theories” fail tests of reason; and discuss the problems and potential of “conspiracy theory” for social movements.
2nd Mar 2019 14:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
This event examines the changing dynamics of protests and protest movements; focusing on how activists in the UK and globally mobilize and fight against inequalities.
Populism and Religion in the West
2nd Mar 2019 16:15 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
In an apparently ever-less-religious West; how has Christian identity; however indirectly; been used as a focal point for populist discontent?
Foundations of State Effectiveness
13th Mar 2019 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
An effective state promotes freedom and the well-being of its citizens. This lecture will discuss the importance of norms; values and institutions in supporting state effectiveness drawing on recent developments in social science. As well as making connections to Amartya Sen’s ideas; the lecture will reflect on some of the major policy challenges that the world faces in the turbulent times that we are living through.
Occult Features of Anarchism: with attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the conspiracy of the peoples
20th Mar 2019 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Erica Lagalisse explores the relationship of 19th century anarchism with the clandestine fraternity; challenges leftist attachments to atheism; and intervenes in current debates concerning “conspiracy theory”. In the nineteenth century anarchists were accused of conspiracy by governments afraid of revolution; but in the current century various “conspiracy theories” suggest that anarchists are controlled by government itself. The Illuminati were a network of intellectuals who argued for self-government and against private property; yet the public is now often told that they were (and are) the very group that controls governments and defends private property around the world. Intervening in such misinformation; Lagalisse works with primary and secondary sources in multiple languages to set straight the history of the Left and will illustrate the actual relationship between revolutionism; pantheistic occult philosophy; and the clandestine fraternity. Exploring hidden correspondences between anarchism; Renaissance magic; and New Age movements; Erica Lagalisse also advances critical scholarship regarding leftist attachments to secular politics. Inspired by anthropological fieldwork within today’s anarchist movements; challenging anarchist atheism insofar as it poses practical challenges for coalition politics in today’s world. Studying anarchism as a historical object; Lagalisse will show how the development of leftist theory and practice within clandestine masculine public spheres continues to inform contemporary anarchist understandings of the “political;” in which men’s oppression by the state becomes the prototype for power in general; how gender and religion become privatized in radical counterculture; a historical process intimately linked to the privatization of gender and religion by the modern nation-state.
Intergenerational justice and generational sovereignty: Brexit and climate change compared.
26th Mar 2019 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Do the intergenerational issues raised by climate change differ from those raised by the Brexit vote? And what can we do to address these issues?
Marx at 201: The Legacy of Karl Marx for the Contemporary Study of Law; Politics and Society
27th Mar 2019 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Are we all Marxists now? Which of Marx’s ideas remain relevant; which redundant? Join leading scholars to address Marx’s legacy at 201. Are we all Marxists now? The question may sound strange but the virtues of the German philosopher are now extolled in the most unlikely of places. If this may be partly explained by the recent flurry of biographies and anniversaries – 2017 saw anniversaries of Das Kapital and the Russian Revolution; 2018 the bicentenary of his birth – the extraordinary growth of interest in Marx since the financial crisis seems undeniable. Socialism is even a talking point in the United States of America. And yet; the world looks as far removed from any communist utopia as could be imagined. Capitalism has accelerated; neoliberalism remains dominant; social democracy largely in retreat. If the political and ideological ascendency of capital has been fractured in the recent period; this seems predominantly to have benefitted the Right; leading to fears that a very different spectre from the one envisaged by Marx may now be haunting Europe; and the globe. Now therefore seems an opportune moment to reflect on the legacy of Karl Marx for the contemporary study of law; politics and society. Why is his influence so pervasive and resilient? Which ideas remain relevant; which redundant? The purpose of this event is to explore these questions with leading scholars from across different disciplines: economics; political theory; sociology and law.
Brexit: what have we learnt? what can we expect?
28th Mar 2019 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Our panel reviews what has been decided and resolved on Brexit; as well as the short- and long-term implications for Britain.
Inequality; Brexit and the End of Empire
29th Mar 2019 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Was the result of the 2016 EU referendum the last gasp of a view of empire based on nostalgia? And on 29 March 2019; as it officially ceases to become a member of the European Union; will post-Brexit Britain be a nation willing to inhabit the world of the present instead of the past? Join us on Brexit Night as four eminent scholars turn their attention to often overlooked elements in the story – Britain’s past imperial might; jingoism; mythmaking and racism; deep-set anxieties about change and conflicting visions of the future – and the possibility of an unexpected outcome; namely that its shock to the national system may slow or even reverse the decades-long rise of inequality. In their new co-authored book Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire; Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson argue that while Brexit will almost certainly require the UK to confront its own “shocking; Dorian Gray-like deteriorated image”; “out of the ashes of Brexit could; should and perhaps will come a chastened; less small-minded; less greedy future. There are good reasons to be hopeful.”