The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Teachers and Sixth Form Conference 2012
The School of Politics and International Relations has organised a Teachers and Sixth Form conference in collaboration with The European Atlantic Movement (TEAM). The conference is being held on Wednesday 27th June at the University’s Canterbury campus and is titled, 'Are capitalism and democracy incompatible?’
This conference will provide students with an opportunity to listen and to debate with scholars and practitioners in the world of politics on the most pressing topic of contemporary political life. It will be useful to all those study British and American politics and political ideologies. Students and teachers in history and sociology with an interest in this questions are also encouraged to attend.
Speakers to include:
Dr Adrian Pabst, Lecturer in Politics, University of Kent: Can capitalism be democratised
Jamie Whyte (taught Philosophy at Cambridge University and is a member of the Cobden Centre)
Joe Stead (Economic Justice Adviser, Christian Aid)
Dr Andrew Wroe. Lecturer in American Politics, University of Kent: Class vs Culture in American Presidential Elections
Conference programme is available here.
About the School
The School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent is a dynamic, multi-faced and highly-international school offering exciting and professionally-valuable programmes of study. Our academic staff are engaged in cutting-edge research on a wide variety of political issues such as ethno-political conflict, human rights, social theories of justice, voting behaviour and electoral reform, to name but a few. In running the event, the School hopes to benefit students and strengthen relationships with schools and colleges within the region.
For more information, visit http://kent.ac.uk/politics
TEAM is run by volunteers, mainly former secondary school head teachers and university lecturers who see the charity filling an important gap in the curriculum for years 12 and 13 students: the need for balanced and in-depth information about current affairs. We enable young people at our interactive conferences to discuss issues and express opinions. The conference experience helps to give the young person new aspirations about their future and enables them to see how they can play a constructive part in society. For many of the sixth-formers, an inspiring conference experience can prove a decisive event in their career choice and university aspirations. Teachers find that they can draw useful teaching material from the conferences.
For more information, visit http://www.european-atlantic.org.uk/
In order to register your party, please email Mrs Roxanne Devine, R.L.Devine@kent.ac.uk providing details of which School you are from and how many places you wish to take. Places are limited, and will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!