SPP Events Viewer New
'Are e-petitions the junk food of democracy?' (Policy and Practice)
Mar 20, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Mar 20, 2014 7:00:00 PM
Anthony Zacharzewski set up the Democratic Society in 2006, which is a leading organisation supporting democracy and political participation. The Democratic Society undertakes projects that connect citizens and government in new ways. Current projects include working with the UK's National Health Service to create a new democratic governance structure, and creating a network of local civic activists in Sussex. The Democratic Society is the Government's civil society partner on Open Policy Making and Good Law. Before starting Demsoc Anthony worked for the UK Government, as a civil servant in the Treasury and Cabinet Office, and as director of strategy for Brighton & Hove City Council.
'Is Russia Trying to Revive the Soviet Union?'
Mar 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Mar 25, 2014 7:00:00 PM
Roderic Lyne will examine the Ukrainian crisis in the wider context of Russian policy and attitudes since the collapse of the Soviet Union. What triggered the Russian threats to Ukraine? What are Russia’s objectives there? How does this fit into Russian policy towards the “post-Soviet space”? Is Russia expansionist or defensive, resurgent or vulnerable? Are we still coping with the aftershocks of the Soviet implosion – and for how long? Does Russia’s behaviour reflect a view of the world which will last beyond the Putin regime?
'Panel Discussion: Chinese Investment Overseas' (Policy and Practice)
Mar 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Mar 27, 2014 7:00:00 PM