Politics and International Relations

Public Speaker Programme 2018/19

Britain, Brexit and the Future of Politics

Prominent academics and practitioners from all over the world are invited to Kent to give public lectures on key topics as part of our Public Speaker Programme.

Autumn term 2018

Date/Time/Location Speaker Topic
Wednesday 10th October, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 5pm David Goodhart, journalist and author, founder and former editor of Prospect magazine

‘Do Smart People Have too Much Power?’

Wednesday 7th November, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 5pm Jamie Bartlett, Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Media, Demos and the University of Sussex 

‘Can Democracy Survive Big Data: The Facebook Challenge’

Wednesday 21st November, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 5pm Phillip Blond, political philosopher, theologian and Director of the ResPublica think tank ‘The Future of Post-Liberal Politics’
Thursday 6th December, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 6pm George Freeman TBC 'Brexit, the Conservative Party, and the Future of British Politics’

 

Spring term 2019

Date/Time/Location Speaker Topic
Wednesday 30th January, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 5pm Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Ambassador to the UK since 2016 ‘Britain, Europe and the Continent’s Future’
Wednesday 13th February, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 5pm Rachel Reeves, economist and Labour MP for Leeds West since 2010 ‘Brexit, the Labour Party, and the Future of British Politics’
Wednesday 27th February, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, 5pm Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London ‘Whiteshift: Why White Demographic Decline will Fracture Western Politics in the Twenty-First Century’
Wednesday 13th March, TBC    

 

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