Law, Race and Brexit Britain – Launch Event for Birkbeck Centre for Research on Race and Law

Event Date: 15 May 2017 Room 421 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck School of Law presents: Law, Race and Brexit Britain – Launch Event for Birkbeck Centre for Research on Race and Law In recent years, racist nationalism and fascism have increasingly found havens in countries across the world. The vote …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 3

Event Date: 11 May 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 3: Terrorism & State Power Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Birkbeck, University of London In this Masterclass, which is …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 2

Event Date: 4 May 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 2: Gender, Sex & Trans Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Sarah Lamble, Birkbeck, University of London In this Masterclass, which is …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 1

Event Date: 27 April 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 1 Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Jacqueline Rose, Co-Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities In this Masterclass, which is spread …

Drucilla Cornell – The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man

Event Date: 18 November 2016 Room B13 43 Gordon Square School of Arts Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Birkbeck School of Law present: Professor Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers) with Stephen D. Seely – The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man In recent years, some theorists have effectively disavowed both …

David Anderson – Terrorism and Tolerance

Event Date: 13 June 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: The 2016 Magna Carta Lecture David Anderson QC (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation) – Terrorism and Tolerance: UK’s independent ‘terror watchdog’ asks how we reconcile traditional freedoms with prevention of terrorism In Terrorism and Tolerance, David Anderson will …

Nick Hardwick – The ‘good prison’ redefined

Event Date: 29 February 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The School of Law at Royal Holloway University of London presents:  Inaugural Lecture and Launch of the School of Law Professor Nick Hardwick CBE (Outgoing Chief Inspector of Prisons) – The ‘good prison’ redefined  At the end of 2015, the UN General Assembly is …

Michel Rosenfeld – Post-Secular Constitutionalism

Professor Michel Rosenfeld discusses how modern constitutionalism based on the ideals of the Enlightenment favours secularism over religion, relegating the latter for the most part to the private sphere.

Michel Rosenfeld – Constitutionalism, Globalisation and Ethno-religious Conflict – V2

Enlightenment-based constitutions, such as the American and the French, tend to downplay ethno-cultural and religious differences by stressing individualism over group affiliation and by relegating religion to the private sphere. Today, mass migration, religious revival, globalization and supra-national governance exacerbate tensions and pose major challenges that call for inquiry regarding the continuing viability of a coherent constitutional order within and beyond the nation-state. Discussants will be Drs. Stewart Motha and Marinos Diamantides from the Law School.