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 …

David Runciman – Jeremy Bentham as conspiracy theorist

Event Date: 4 November 2015 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 David Runciman (Cambridge) – Jeremy Bentham as conspiracy theorist Conspiracy theory is widely believed to be intellectually disreputable and epistemically flawed.  Yet ideas of conspiracy have been central to the …

Andrew Gamble – Oakeshott and Totalitarianism

    Event Date: 3 June 2015 Paul Hirst Seminar Room Birkbeck Department of Politics 10 Gower St London WC1E 6DP The Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: Professor Andrew Gamble (Cambridge) – Oakeshott and Totalitarianism In this lecture on British Political Thought, Professor Andrew Gamble will consider the work of Michael Oakeshott. Oakeshott does not engage directly with the concept …

Paul Morland – Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

“All history is the history of ethnic conflict and in ethnic conflict numbers count.”  With this bold statement, Paul Morland opens his new book which argues that ethnic conflict is pervasive across time and space and those with the weight of numbers on their side, either of soldiers or voters, have at the very least an important advantage and often a decisive one.

Population: The Elephant in the Room Is Our Friend

                                                                                                          Event Date: 12 June 2014 Room 417 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: Population: The Elephant in the Room Is Our Friend with Professor Malcolm Potts and Dr Martha Campbell (University of California Berkeley) Malcolm Potts is a professor in Maternal and Child Health and the first …

Population, Migration and Ecology: Programme Launch Event

Event Date: 15 May 2014 Room 101 Clore Building Birkbeck, University of London 25-27 Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL Birkbeck Department of Politics presents Population, Migration and Ecology: Programme Launch Event To mark the launch of the new MSc in Population, Migration and Ecology, the Department of Politics will host a special event which showcases research on the political and …

Richard Sennett – The Edge: A Space for Culture

Event Date: 9 November 2012 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: The 2012 Paul Hirst Memorial Lecture Professor Richard Sennett (LSE) – The Edge: A Space for Culture Introduction: ———————- Talk: ———————- Questions: share this entry:

Deborah Mabbett – The Second time as Tragedy: Austerity under Thatcher and the Coalition

Event Date: 8 November 2012 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: Inaugural Lecture: Professor Deborah Mabbett – The Second time as Tragedy: Austerity under Thatcher and the Coalition Introduction by Professor David Latchman CBE (Master of Birkbeck): ———————– Lecture: ———————– Vote of Thanks by Professor Miriam Zukas (Dean, School …

The Coalition at Mid-Term

Event Date: 5 November 2012 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck Department of Politics presents: The Coalition at Mid-Term An evening chaired by Tony Wright which will take on the form of a panel discussion of the performance and prospects of the coalition government. Panellists include Times leader writer …