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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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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges that […]

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    Interview with Eric Kaufmann: cultural values and the rise of right-wing populism in the West

Interview with Eric Kaufmann: cultural values and the rise of right-wing populism in the West

As Donald Trump forms one outrageous policy after another, and as the UK government remains unclear as to what future it is pursuing for the country post-Brexit, Eric Kaufmann discusses the factors that led people to back populist rhetorics with editors Chris Gilson and Artemis Photiadou.

Recent developments in Western politics – the most recent being the US travel […]

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    Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “Leaving the EU is not going to immunise you against bad policies”

Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “Leaving the EU is not going to immunise you against bad policies”

Can the euro be saved? How should the EU respond to Brexit? In an interview with editors Artemis Photiadou and Stuart Brown, Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz discusses the structural problems at the heart of the Eurozone, why an amicable divorce may be preferable to maintaining the single currency, and how EU leaders should respond to […]

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    Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Founded in March 2015, by October the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) had a manifesto and by April 2016 a membership of over 45,000, including registered supporters. In the upcoming elections Sophie Walker, party leader, is running for London Mayor and WEP candidates are standing for the British assemblies. In an interview with editors Artemis Photiadou and Luke Temple, Sophie outlines how WEP […]

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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 […]