3 December 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: film director, Stephen Frears – Stephen Frears, one of the UK’s most eminent film directors, talks to Professor John Ellis and Professor Mandy Merck about his work in film and television.
21 November 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Professor David Harvey – Professor Harvey offers a detailed analysis of the current crisis of capitalism, examining – in orthodox Marxist terms – capitalism’s resilient reproductive abilities for continued survival and formulates severe criticism of the system of capitalist circulation of values.
12 November 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Dr. Miriam Leonard – Dr. Leonard looks at Jacques Derrida’s uneasy relationship of his own Jewish identity and the Western philosophical traditions of Judaism and Hellenism.
5 November 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Professor Catherine Volpihac-Auger – Plato’s monotheism was much discussed in 17th and 18th century France and this forms the basis of Professor Volpihac-Auger’s comparative analysis of Plato and Socrates during the Enlightenment.
15 October 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Professor Klaus Berghahn – Professor Berghahn critically examines Immanuel Kant’s 1795 text in the light of current events, defending the philosopher’s utopian position.