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Politics CPD Events in March 2019

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Reliving the Origins of Totalitarianism

    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?

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Politics of Urban Inequality

    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. 

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics

    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?

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    What does it mean to be British and who defines it?

    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.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Conspiracy Theory as Truth

    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.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Protesting Inequalities

    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.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Populism and Religion in the West

    In an apparently ever-less-religious West; how has Christian identity; however indirectly; been used as a focal point for populist discontent?

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Foundations of State Effectiveness

    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.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Occult Features of Anarchism: with attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the conspiracy of the peoples

    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.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Intergenerational justice and generational sovereignty: Brexit and climate change compared.

    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?

September 2018
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October 2018
  • Reforms to Strengthen the European Monetary Union  02-10-18 View Details
  • Student Protest: then and now 10-10-18 View Details
  • History; Memory; Politics in Democratisation Research: A Personal and Professional Journey 18-10-18 View Details
  • National Populism: the revolt against liberal democracy 22-10-18 View Details
October 2018
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November 2018
  • Uncertain Futures: imaginaries; narratives; and calculation in the economy 01-11-18 View Details
  • LSE IQ Live: can we afford our consumer society? 06-11-18 View Details
  • A Feminist Foreign Policy 20-11-18 View Details
  • How Lives Change: Palanpur; India; and development economics 22-11-18 View Details
  • Trump; America; and the World: two years on 27-11-18 View Details
  • The Evolving Role of the Military during non-discretionary National Crises 28-11-18 View Details
  • How Far Has Brexit Reached? Taking Stock of Progress and Risks 28-11-18 View Details
November 2018
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December 2018
  • How French minorities are reshaping the image of La Parisienne 04-12-18 View Details
  • Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do We Need Professional Representatives? 06-12-18 View Details
  • Rethinking Human Rights: a southern response to western critics 10-12-18 View Details
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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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March 2019
  • Reliving the Origins of Totalitarianism 01-03-19 View Details
  • Politics of Urban Inequality 01-03-19 View Details
  • Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics 02-03-19 View Details
  • What does it mean to be British and who defines it? 02-03-19 View Details
  • Conspiracy Theory as Truth 02-03-19 View Details
  • Protesting Inequalities 02-03-19 View Details
  • Populism and Religion in the West 02-03-19 View Details
  • Foundations of State Effectiveness 13-03-19 View Details
  • Occult Features of Anarchism: with attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the conspiracy of the peoples 20-03-19 View Details
  • Intergenerational justice and generational sovereignty: Brexit and climate change compared. 26-03-19 View Details
  • Marx at 201: The Legacy of Karl Marx for the Contemporary Study of Law; Politics and Society 27-03-19 View Details
  • Brexit: what have we learnt? what can we expect? 28-03-19 View Details
  • Inequality; Brexit and the End of Empire 29-03-19 View Details
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April 2019
  • Politics; Humanitarianism and Children's Rights 08-04-19 View Details
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