Who Should Be Called to Account? – Margaret Hodge in debate with Philip Collins and Lucy Barnes

Event Date: 22 March 2017 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Who Should Be Called to Account?  Margaret Hodge in debate with Philip Collins and Lucy Barnes In Called to Account, Margaret Hodge reviews her experiences as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee until …

The Populist Backlash in Western Politics

Event Date: 23 February 2017 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Workshop Week Staff Debate: The Populist Backlash in Western Politics Staff debate with Professor Eric Kaufmann, Dr Sam Ashenden, Dr Jason Edwards and special guest David Goodhart, founding editor of Prospect magazine and …

A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy

Event Date: 17 November 2016 Drayton B20 Jevons Lecture Theatre Drayton House University College London 30 Gordon St London WC1H 0AX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy Staff Debate with Alex Colas, Aideen Foley, Ali Guven, and Eric Kaufmann The ongoing political turmoil in …

Robert Dale – How to Be a Parliamentary Researcher

Event Date: 16 November 2016 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: An evening with Robert Dale, author of How to Be a Parliamentary Researcher (Biteback, 2015) Thousands of people apply to work in MPs’ parliamentary offices every year. Why? Because they want …

Dame Joan Ruddock in Conversation with Rosie Campbell

Event Date: 9 November 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life in partnership with the PSA Women and Politics group and the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dame Joan Ruddock in Conversation with Rosie Campbell Former Labour MP …

Whither Labour?: Stewart Wood on the Future of the Left in Britain

Event Date: 26 October 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Whither Labour?: Stewart Wood on the Future of the Left in Britain What next for Labour, and where does it go from here? Following the party’s leadership …

The EU Referendum: Will it be In or Out?

Event Date: 8 June 2016 Room 153 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: The EU Referendum: Will it be In or Out? On Thursday 23 June the UK will vote on whether to stay in the European Union or leave in one of the …

The Radical Politics of Birkbeck’s Past

Event Date: 16 May 2016 Room 101 Birkbeck College 30 Russell Square London WC1B The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: The Radical Politics of Birkbeck’s Past Richard Clarke in Conversation with Jason Edwards  Come along and hear how central Birkbeck was to providing working-class Londoners access to real education in an era when such …

Gavin Barwell – Winning and Governing in Difficult Times

Event Date: 16 March 2016 Room 101 30 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Winning and Governing in Difficult Times: Gavin Barwell MP The marginal constituency of Croydon Central was a key battleground in the 2015 General Election. The incumbent Conservative MP Gavin Barwell was fighting a serious challenge …

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Europe’s Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right

            Event Date: 23 November 2015 Wolfson Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in collaboration with the Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London presents: Europe’s Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right The UK Independence Party, Danish People’s Party and French …