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November 2017

Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement, and Transnational Solidarity

November 7, 2017 @ 18:15 - 20:00
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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This panel brings together leading Palestinian civil society protagonists, rights-activists and academics to discuss the movement and its prospects. What sort of transnational solidarity does the BDS ( campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement propose? What sorts of normative claims does the movement make? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What are its most important achievements and failures to date?

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Post-truth politics: Being a savvy news consumer

November 8, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Alumni Theatre,

Speakers: Ali Cirone, Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Economy, LSE Department of Government Ben Lyons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Exeter Jason Reifler, Professor of Political science, University of Exeter Chair: Thomas Leeper, Associate Professor in Political Behaviour, LSE Department of Government Do you know how to survive in an era of “post-truth” politics? Can you recognise dodgy statistics…

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Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon

November 9, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Rachel Reeves discusses the political life and legacy of Alice Bacon – the first woman MP for Leeds and Yorkshire.

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Implementing Peace in Colombia: A Conversation with Mariana Escobar

November 29, 2017 @ 18:00 - 19:30
NAB 2.06, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ,

Speaker: Dr Mariana Escobar, Dr Escobar has a PhD and a Master's in Political Science from the LSE. As the General Director for the Colombian Agency for Territorial Renewal, she has the key task of reactivating governance and economy in conflict-affected rural areas of Colombia. Chair: Dr Francisco Panizza, Dr Panizza is a Professor in Latin American and Comparative  Politics…

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December 2017

Cultural backlash: The Rise of Populist Authoritarianism

December 6, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Room TW1 G.01, Ground floor of Tower 1, St Clements Inn, LSE
London, WC2A 2AZ United Kingdom
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Pippa Norris explains rising voting support for populist parties in Europe as part of a cultural backlash.

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January 2018

The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

January 24, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Donald Trump isn't a despot. But he is increasingly acting like a despot's apprentice. An expert on authoritarianism, Brian Klaas is well placed to recognise the warning signs of tyranny. He argues forcefully that with every autocratic tactic or tweet, Trump further erodes democratic norms in the world's most powerful democracy.

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Bullshit and Post-truth Politics

January 30, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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This event discusses how bullshit has taken over the worlds of business and increasingly the political arena.

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February 2018

Why we don’t trust the news, and what to do about it

February 8, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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Today’s volatile information landscape is raising challenging questions. Do we trust our information, and what does it mean for the media if we don’t?

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March 2018

The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain

March 8, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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How did British Muslims end up being branded “the enemy within”?

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May 2018

After the Hague Tribunal: Prospects for Justice and Reconciliation in the Balkans

May 3, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Alumni Theatre,

The panel discusses the implications for accountability for war crimes in the Balkans following the closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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