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    Shami Chakrabarti: not guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals is not politics – it’s cruelty

Shami Chakrabarti: not guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals is not politics – it’s cruelty

A year since being appointed Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti discusses the challenges and advantages of the position, as well as key issues facing British politics with Artemis Photiadou and Tena Prelec.

How do you find the transition from being a high-profile practitioner to being a frontline politician?

It’s a major transition even though I was a very public practitioner and […]

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    Eleanor Mills: Women are still portrayed through the lens of an old, male, pale, stale establishment

Eleanor Mills: Women are still portrayed through the lens of an old, male, pale, stale establishment

A new report by Women in Journalism, titled “The Tycoon and the Escort: The business of portraying women in newspapers”, shines a light on the extent to which British media offer a male-dominated interpretation of society. The title refers to the description used in the coverage of the murder by a businessman of his lover, which “could easily have […]

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    Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

The world’s children must be equipped to meet the challenges of our globalised world – irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, or location – argues Julia Gillard. She talks to Artemis Photiadou about the vital work of the Global Partnership for Education, and its impact in improving the lives of millions of children in the developing world.

Could you explain how […]

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    Five minutes with Margaret MacMillan: On historians, politicians, and their duty to history

Five minutes with Margaret MacMillan: On historians, politicians, and their duty to history

What is history for and is it dangerous when politicians use it to justify their actions? Can historians explain the past to the public when their careers depend on being published in ways that are inaccessible to non-academics? And how will the history of our times be written: is the “age of information” producing too many tweets and not […]