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February 2019

Authority in the Era of Populism

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Public trust in the establishment is waning, but an age of disruption requires good leadership. So how can leaders lead in a post-deferential age? With Jamie Bartlett, Mary Kaldor, Heather Rabbatts and Louise Casey.

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March 2019

Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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In the Brexit debate and in Trump’s America, opponents in politics are treating each other like enemies. Media and judges are being condemned as ‘enemies of the people.’ What does the language of enemies tell us about politics today and how should a liberal democracy manage deep disagreement? With Michael Ignatieff and Minouche Shafik.

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Next Week’s Law

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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It doesn’t happen very often that almost a whole legal system changes from one week to the next. A week before the Brexit date, we explore the legal implications of Brexit.

Niamh Moloney is Professor of Law at LSE.

Floris De Witte is Assistant Professor of Law at LSE.

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Brexit: what have we learnt? What can we expect?

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Catherine Barnard, Charles Bean and Jill Rutter review what has been decided and resolved on Brexit, as well as the short- and long-term implications for Britain.

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Inequality, Brexit and the End of Empire

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Was the result of the 2016 EU referendum the last gasp of a view of empire based on nostalgia? And on 29 March 2019, as it officially ceases to become a member of the European Union, will post-Brexit Britain be a nation willing to inhabit the world of the present instead of the past? Join us on Brexit Night.

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May 2019

Brexit: rethinking the future of higher education in the UK

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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This event will gather academics, practitioners and stakeholders, who will discuss the potential impacts on higher education policies, academic institutions, and the future of research and innovation stemming from the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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What might the European elections mean for the future of the EU?

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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On this especially timely occasion, the panel will consider the impact of the upcoming European elections on the EU as a negotiating actor of Brexit and the future relationship with the UK. Will the balance of power change in the EU institutions? Is this the next stop for the populist wave, after Brexit?

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Brexit, Britain and the Irish Question

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9.04, Fawcett House, LSE, Fawcett House
London, WC2A 2AZ United Kingdom
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Michael Burleigh, incoming Engelsberg Chair at LSE IDEAS, and Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS, will be in conversation regarding Brexit, Britain and the Irish Question.

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Anti-System Politics in Europe: the crisis of market liberalism in rich democracies

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Jonathan Hopkin will discuss his new book, Anti-System Politics, which traces the evolution of this shift and argues that it is a long-term result of abandoning the post-war model of egalitarian capitalism in the 1970s.

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June 2019

Britain and Europe: how did we get here and where do we go next?

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Shaw Library, LSE, 6th Floor, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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This year’s Maurice Fraser annual lecture will take the form of a conversation between David Miliband and Professor Kevin Featherstone, followed by questions from the audience. The discussion will assess the state of play of the UK’s attempt to find a parliamentary majority for leaving the EU, and put into geopolitical context the choices and the stakes in the negotiations about our future relations with our European neighbours. 

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