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Reproductive Justice in Europe: A panel discussion on International Women’s Day

Start: Mar 8, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 8, 2017 8:00:00 PM

This panel discussion, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, brings together diverse London based speakers – activists and academics from across Europe – to reflect on reproductive rights. London remains a vital site of vibrant diasporas participating in transnational activist and solidarity networks like the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign and Gals4Gals (Dziewuchy Dziewuchom).

Roundtable on populism, news and information society: Fake news, post-truth, information warfare or alternative facts?

Start: Mar 8, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 8, 2017 8:00:00 PM

In an information society how and where we consume news has changed dramatically. Over the past year we have seen extensive debates around issues such as fake news, alternative facts or post-truth. Brexit, Trump’s rise to power and the populist turn in Poland have all been named as examples. What is the role of news in the rise of populism? Is this new populism about the message or the medium? And when can we speak of information warfare?

The Hungarian Constitutional Moment of 1848, and its meaning today

Start: Mar 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM
End: Mar 15, 2017 1:30:00 PM

To commemorate the 169th anniversary of the outbreak of the Hungarian revolution on 15th March, 1848, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies is pleased to host a public lecture by Professor Ferenc  Hörcher of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, entitled ‘The Constitutional Moment in Hungary in 1848 and its Meaning Today’.

Revolution: New Art for a New World

Start: Mar 17, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 17, 2017 9:00:00 PM

Join us for a screening of 'Revolution: New Art for a New World', hosted by SLOVO.

Walls Do Not Speak

Start: Mar 23, 2017 6:30:00 PM
End: Mar 23, 2017 8:30:00 PM

Florence Webber and Jean-Robert Dantou will join us to discuss their book Walls Do Not Speak. The presentation of the book's images will be placed alongside a broader discussion of related issues of silence, mental illness and the architecture of 'madhouses'.

Countering new threats to democracy: What can the West learn from Eastern Europe?

Start: Mar 28, 2017 6:30:00 PM
End: Mar 28, 2017 8:30:00 PM

The election of Donald J. Trump as US president and the surging support for populist outsiders across the EU has led some commentators seriously to question what was once taken for granted: the stability and continuity of democratic institutions in the ‘established’ or ‘advanced’ democracies of Western Europe and North America. Others have suggested that beneath the familiar problems of disconnect and democratic disengagement, there has been a waning of popular commitment to democracy in Western democracies.