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 …

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Andreas Malm – Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria

Event Date: 14 November 2016 Room B18 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Dr Andreas Malm (Lund University) – Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria Will higher temperatures unleash revolutionary chaos? From the corridors of Pentagon to the pages of Science, such fears have grown …

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The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed?

Event Date: 28 June 2016 Birkbeck, University of London Room 101 30 Russell Square, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DQ London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research  presents: The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed? A Roundtable discussion and reception launching the MSc in Global Environmental Politics and Policy, organised by the Birkbeck Population, …

The Crisis in the Greater Middle East: War, Geopolitics and the Challenge of ISIL

Event Date: 12 November 2015 Room 152/153 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: The Crisis in the Greater Middle East: War, Geopolitics and the Challenge of ISIL The unending Syrian civil war and the accompanying rise of  the  Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have generated a profound crisis for the …

In Conversation with John McDonnell

Event Date: 5 November 2015 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: In Conversation with John McDonnell Labour Shadow Chancellor and Birkbeck alumnus John McDonnell will be speaking at Birkbeck on November the 5th. He will draw on his long career and experience of …

Coastal matters

    Event Date: 24 June 2013 Room 532 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy presents: To seek, to find, to live A series of events examining the past and future of society and the environment Round-table discussion: Coastal matters With: Sue Brooks, Sunil Amrith, Alex …

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The Rise of the Indignant: Spain, Greece, Europe

Event Date: 22 June 2011 Room B04 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Rise of the Indignant: Spain, Greece, Europe When Stephane Hessel wrote in Time for Outrage! that indignation with injustice should turn to ‘a peaceful insurrection’ perhaps he did not expect that the movement of ‘indignados’ in Spain and ‘aganaktismenoi’ …