In Conversation with Jacqui Smith: Editor of The Honourable Ladies

Event Date: 6 November 2018 Room MAL 532 Birkbeck College Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: In Conversation with Jacqui Smith: Editor of The Honourable Ladies The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life will be holding an ‘In Conversation’ with Jacqui Smith, Co-editor …

Open Government in Australia and the UK: a discussion

Event Date: 12 July 2018 Room 407 30 Russell Square Birkbeck College London WC1B 5DT   The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Open Government in Australia and the UK: a discussion This round table discussion will look at how Australia and the UK compare in terms of the openness of their government, based on the views …

Attitudes Toward Immigration Round-table

Event Date: 9 May 2018 Room B04 Birkbeck Main Building Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Attitudes Toward Immigration Round-table Join us for a roundtable discussion on current attitudes towards immigration, hosted by the Birkbeck Department of Politics . Chaired by Professor Rosie Campbell with speakers Professor Eric Kaufmann, Dr Kristoffer …

Fake News and Alternative Facts

Event Date: 21 February 2018 Room B04 Malet St building Birkbeck College London WC1E 7HX The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Workshop Week Staff Debate: Fake News and Alternative Facts How do we distinguish between truth and fact? Is there such a thing as an “alternative” fact? In the age of fake news and “fake news!”, …

John Bercow – Parliament as Pathfinder: Changing the culture of an ancient institution

Event Date: 12 February 2018 Room B34 Malet St Building Birkbeck College London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Speaker of the House Rt Hon John Bercow MP on Parliamentary Reform The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck welcomes the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker …

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 …