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February 2017

How Do Western Democracies Cope with the Challenge of Diversity?

February 9, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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The contemporary Western world celebrates ethnic and cultural diversity, apparently cherishing multiculturalism and shared society. Review of the historical record of Western democracies reveals their effort to reach national uniformity and unity by using various coercive means to reduce or eliminate diversity (genocide, population control, involuntary assimilation, segregation, partition). The different strategies of three types of democracy (liberal, consociational and ethnic) will be exemplified and compared. This is a public lecture in memory of Anthony Smith.

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A Renewed Case for the Union

February 13, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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Ruth Davidson will use the lecture to speak about the fresh case for the United Kingdom in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Was Brexit a Populist Revolution?

February 21, 2017 @ 17:15 - 18:45
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Brexit has been viewed by many as part of a populist revolution sweeping not only the UK, but Europe and beyond. Why did Britain vote for Brexit? Was it a result of a UKIP-led revolt on the right? This discussion will explore the motivations of the leave vote and the implications for UK politics.

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Nations Torn Asunder

February 23, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Nations Torn Asunder

Since the European Enlightenment scholarly interest in revolutions has greatly dwarfed the interest in civil war, and whilst revolutions have often been glamorized in history, civil war has had almost exclusively negative connotations. But the last two decades have seen a resurgence of interest in civil war amongst the academic community. Has this vindicated the view that civil war is a uniquely destructive form of conflict?

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March 2017

‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational Activism and Human Rights Violations in Egypt

March 2, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Room CLM 5.02, 5th floor, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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Listen to the podcast recording. Speakers: Sherif Azer, Egyptian human rights activist Dr John Chalcraft, Associate Professor in the History and Politics of Empire/Imperialism, LSE Department of Government Shane Enright, Community Organiser (Unions and Workplaces) and Global Trade Union Adviser, Amnesty International UK Liesbeth Ten Ham, Amnesty International Regional Representative for East Anglia Paola Regeni, mother of Giulio Regeni, Claudio Regeni, father…

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Inequality in Mexico and How to Address It

March 6, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Room CLM 6.02, Clement House
London, United Kingdom
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Listen to the podcast Speakers: Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez, Professor of Economics at El Colegio de Mexico and Author of ‘Extreme Inequality in Mexico’ report published by Oxfam Salomon Chertorivski, Mexico City’s Secretary of Economic Development Chair: Professor Francisco Panizza, Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics, Department of Government, LSE On March 6th – 8th 2017 the LSE Latin American…

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LSE Mexico Week 2017: The Challenge of Entangled Inequalities

March 6, 2017 @ 18:00 - March 8, 2017 @ 20:00

On March 6th – 8th 2017 the LSE Latin American and Caribbean Centre, the LSE Department of Government and the LSE Student Union Mexican Society, with the support of the Mexican Embassy in the UK and LSE Enterprise, will jointly host the 17th Mexican Week.

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May 2017

Listening to One’s Constituents? Now, There’s an Idea

May 15, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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What kinds of contacts do representatives have with their constituents? What kinds ought they to have? With better contact, would the representatives have convinced their constituents that a Clinton presidency or a Remain vote better served their interests?

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June 2017

Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How To Fight Back

June 27, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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One of the UK’s most respected commentators, Matthew d’Ancona, launches a powerful and deeply personal campaign in this urgent fightback manifesto. A precious value is being eroded – Truth. It’s time to leap to its protection.

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September 2017

If Only They Didn’t Speak English: notes from Trump’s America

September 7, 2017 @ 18:30 - 19:45
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor will be talking about his new book If Only They Didn’t Speak English – Notes from Trump’s America in which he sets out to analyse how a country that he says once stood for the grandest of aspirations is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division, and increasingly perverse beliefs.

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