Duncan Kelly – John Maynard Keynes: Historian of political thought?

Event Date: 21 November 2017 Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck College London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: John Maynard Keynes: Historian of political thought? Speaker: Dr Duncan Kelly (Cambridge) It is almost impossible to overstate the impact of John Maynard Keynes in the field of modern political economy, and certainly …

The New Nationalism: the rise of the populist right in the West

  Event Date: 8 November 2017 Room B35 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: The New Nationalism: the rise of the populist right in the West This panel explores the causes behind the rise of the populist right in Western Europe and North America, with reference to nationalism and immigration. …

Michael Kenny – E.P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?

Event Date: 8 May 2017 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Professor Michael Kenny (QMUL) – E.P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?  The English radical lineage has been repeatedly invoked on the British left in recent years: as an antidote …

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 …