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    Paying the debt to the woman who came before: Rachel Reeves MP on the late Alice Bacon

Paying the debt to the woman who came before: Rachel Reeves MP on the late Alice Bacon

Nora Biette-Timmons reviews our 9 November 2017 event with Rachel Reeves who spoke about the political life of Alice Bacon, the first female MP for Leeds. Listen to the event podcast.

When Rachel Reeves was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2010, she was only the second woman ever to be elected from any of Yorkshire’s eight parliamentary […]

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    Book Launch- Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West

Book Launch- Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West

With Dr Leigh Jenco
Associate Professor in Political Theory
Department of Government, LSE
L.K.Jenco@lse.ac.uk

Featuring commentary by:
William Callahan (LSE), Charles Tripp (SOAS) and Robbie Shilliam (QMUL)

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4-6pm

London School of Economics, Parish Hall
(Light refreshments to be served)

Globalization has brought together otherwise disparate communities with distinctive and often conflicting ways of viewing the world.  Yet even as these phenomena have exposed the culturally specific […]

Confronting War Time Rape: The Power of Art in Kosovo

In March 2016 the Department of Government Conflict Research Group organised the first UK screening of the documentary “The Making of ‘Thinking of You.’” Telling the story of a giant art installation by conceptual artist Alketa Xhafa-Mripa, the piece featured some 5,000 skirts hanging on washing lines in the football stadium of Kosovo’s capital, Prishtina, to honour the victims of […]

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    Theorising beyond dualism: the ‘person’, the ‘self’ and post-colonial mentality in Contemporary African Philosophy

Theorising beyond dualism: the ‘person’, the ‘self’ and post-colonial mentality in Contemporary African Philosophy

Paola Romero takes an in-depth look at the ideas discussed at the ‘Thinking Across Borders’ mini-course the Department of Government hosted in February.

A Personal Take on Methods

In 2015, Dr Denisa Kostovicova was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship that has allowed her to study the merits and limitations of a regional approach to transitional justice in the Balkans. In this third blog in the series, Dr Kostovicova addresses the issue of how a researcher’s history and persona shapes research, and how research methods can mitigate the […]

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2016

Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget 2016.

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    ‘Thinking Across Borders’ course fosters exchange between African and Western political thought

‘Thinking Across Borders’ course fosters exchange between African and Western political thought

On 17 and 18 February 2016 the Department of Government hosted ‘Thinking Across Borders’, a mini-course on Modern African Political Theory led by Dr Martin Odei Ajei, from the University of Ghana. Katrin Flikschuh and Paula Romero tell us about the key themes and debates from two days of engaging discussion.

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    Why critics are wrong about the outcomes of TTIP but right to protest against it

Why critics are wrong about the outcomes of TTIP but right to protest against it

The ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ (TTIP) is the subject of increasingly fierce debate. Whilst some see the proposed US/EU trade deal as a vital boost for ‘free trade’, others fear we could cede control of everything, from the food on our plates to our public services, to ‘big business’. Dr Eva Heims argues it’s unlikely that the outcomes of […]

The Question of Ethics

In 2015, Dr Denisa Kostovicova was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship that has allowed her to delve deep into the merits and limitations of a regional approach to transitional justice in the Balkans.  In the second blog in a series exploring research about the politics of confronting mass atrocity, Dr Kostovicova ponders how well our ‘ethics tests’ prepare us to […]

HOTSEAT: Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics

Dr Jill Stuart, Editor-in-chief of Space Policy and Trustee of METI International, discusses METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the political implications of space mining and commercial space travel.

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