Brian Cathcart – The Phone-hacking Scandal

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 28th, 2011

Event Date 28 March 2011
Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University 


Professor Brian CathcartThe Phone-hacking Scandal

The scandal of phone hacking at the News of the World tells us a great deal about how Britain is run. On any normal measure the revelation that a foreign-owned corporation might have been intercepting the communications of Cabinet ministers should be sensational and shocking, yet five years into this affair most people are barely conscious that that is at issue here. Why have we been so slow to react? Why is it taking so long for the facts to come out?

Brian Cathcart is professor of journalism at Kingston University London, and served as specialist adviser to the inquiry into phone hacking by the House of Commons select committee on media, culture and sport. He has also written about the affair in the Guardian and the Independent on Sunday, and on the Free Speech blog of Index on Censorship.

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Giorgio Agamben – What is a Commandment?

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Event Date: 28 March 2011
Clattern Lecture Theatre, Main Building
Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University


 

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy
(CRMEP) presents


Giorgio Agamben (Visiting Professor, Philosophy, University of Paris)
What is a Commandment?



Giorgio Agamben is Visiting Professor, Philosophy, University of Paris 8, and is the author of many books including Language and Death: The Place of Negativity (University of Minnesota Press, 1991), Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1993),  Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience (Verso, 1993), Idea of Prose (State University of New York Press, 1995), The Coming Community (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Stanford University Press, 1998),  The Man without Content (Stanford University Press, 1999), The End of the Poem: Studies in Poetics (Stanford University Press, 1999), Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive (Zone Books, 1999), Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy (Stanford University Press, 1999), and Profanations (Zone Books, 2007).

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Karen Wells – Whose Children: Child protection in the global world

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Event Date: 28 March 2011
Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square
Birkbeck College
LONDON WC1E



 

The Importance of Being Human

A series of lectures from the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

SSHP Spring Public Lecture series


Dr Karen Wells (Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies) –
Whose Children: Child protection in the global world.

The ‘best interests of the child’ is the lynchpin of international law and social policy in relation to children’s rights and child protection. This lecture explores the tension between the presumption that ‘best interests’ are self-evident and the multiplicity of normative childhoods in a globalised world.

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Slavoj Zizek – Masterclass – The Limits of Hegel

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Event Date: 23, 25 & 26 March 2011



The Limits of Hegel


Slavoj ZizekMasterclass

While the global political and social situation is getting more and more explosive, emancipatory struggles are more and more hampered by ideological prejudices. This is why some ruthless clarifications are necessary.



Part I (23 March 2011)

Part II (25 March 2011)

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Stephen Butterfill – Expression and Expressive Communication

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Event date: 24 – 26 March 2011
Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

 

Expression and Expressive Communication


Commentary: Professor Stephen Butterfill (Warwick)

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Natalie Sebanz – On Contagion, Empathy, and Other Mechanisms of Behaviour

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Event date: 24 – 26 March 2011
Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

 

Expression and Expressive Communication


Natalie Sebanz (Nijmegen) - On Contagion, Empathy, and Other Mechanisms of Behaviour Recognition/Categorization

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Leonardo Fogassi – Neuroscience of Communication, Mirror Neurons

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Event date: 24 – 26 March 2011
Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

 

Expression and Expressive Communication


Professor Leonardo Fogassi (Parma) - Neuroscience of Communication, Mirror Neurons

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Hans-Johann Glock – Expression and Expressive Communication

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Event date: 24 – 26 March 2011
Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

 

Expression and Expressive Communication


Commentary: Professor Hans-Johann Glock ( Zurich)

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Juan Carlos Gomez – Expressive Communication in Apes

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Event date: 24 – 26 March 2011
Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

 

Expression and Expressive Communication


Paper 2: Dr Juan Carlos Gomez (St. Andrews) – Expressive Communication in Apes

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Expression and Expressive Communication

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 25th, 2011

Event date: 24 – 26 March 2011
Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

 

Expression and Expressive Communication


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Day 2 (Fri March 25 2011):


Session II – Evolutionary/Ethological Perspectives on Communication

Paper 1: Professor Jim Hurford (Edinburgh) -
On Problems and Prospects in the Study of language Evolution 
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Paper 2: Dr Juan Carlos Gomez (St. Andrews) – Expressive Communication in Apes
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Commentary: Professor Hans-Johann Glock ( Zurich)
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discussion Session II .


Session III – Neurobiological Perspectives on Communicative Behavior

Paper 1: Professor Leonardo Fogassi (Parma) -
Neuroscience of Communication, Mirror Neurons
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Paper 2: Dr Natalie Sebanz (Nijmegen) - On Contagion, Empathy, and Other Mechanisms of Behaviour Recognition/Categorization
[AUDIO HERE]

Commentary: Professor Stephen Butterfill (Warwick)
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discussion Session III .

 

Roundtable Discussion

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