Helen Thompson – Popular politics and referendums: the long journey to a referendum on Brexit

Event Date: 14 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Centre of British Political Life presents: Annual Academic Lecture: Professor Helen Thompson (Cambridge) – Popular politics and referendums: the long journey to a referendum on Brexit Helen Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at the University Cambridge, she is at present Deputy …

Yael Tamir – Why Nationalism

Event Date: 13 November 2019 Hilda Clark 2 & 3 Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ43 The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents: Professor Yael Tamir (Oxford) – Why Nationalism This years Nations and Nationalism debate examines the book Why Nationalism by Yael Tamir. Tamir makes a passionate argument for a kind of …

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 …