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Politics & International Relations Festival 2018

Politics and internation relations festival

The annual Festival of Politics & International Relations involves a programme of talks, debates, workshops and other events providing opportunities for argument and discussion on a range of social, political and economic issues – contemporary and historical, national and global.

All underlined sessions are free and open to the public

Check for updates & additions. See Eventbrite link for more details and booking.

Monday 12 November


Visit to Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

‘Lest we forget’ exhibition


Tuesday 13 November


Calverley CL311

The Contested Nature of Knowledge

Dr Tom Houseman & Dr Robin Redhead


Woodhouse Building WHG01 Lecture Theatre 1

Tackling FGM

Masooma Ranalvi (anti-FGM activist)


Rose Bowl RB263

The Politics of Play: Wargaming with the US military

Dr Aggie Hirst, Department of War Studies, King’s College London


Broadcasting Place BPA101

Dissertation supervision café

Dr John Willott & supervisors


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre C

Negotiating Battlefields

A talk by Rae McGrath followed by Q&A for which he will be joined by Dr Rachel Julian

Wednesday 14 November


Broadcasting Place BPA301

Volunteering presentations

Dr Sophia Price


Rose Bowl RB310

Focus Group

Dr Robin Redhead


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre E

Microfinance – Marxist Feminist perspectives

Dr Sophia Price & Brett Byatt


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre E

Lehman Brothers 10 Years On

Speaker to be confirmed


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre E

Marx@200 – What relevance does Marx have today?

Dr Sophia Price, Dr Tom Houseman & Dr Tom Purcell


Venue TBA

Level 6 Chill Out Session

Dr Robin Redhead

Thursday 15 November


Woodhouse Building WH135

Volunteering briefing

Dr Sophia Price, Alex Webster, Sophie Moody


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre G

How to be a Space Invader

Paul Routledge, Professor in Contentious Politics and Social Change, Deputy Director of Leeds Social Science Institute, and Co-Convenor of Leeds Social and Environmental Justice Action Network

School of Geography, University of Leeds


Rose Bowl RB 437

Lecture Theatre B

Paths to Justice, Truth and Memory in Argentina

Dr Ayeray Medina Bustos


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre D

About a War – A film

Directed by: Daniele Rugo and Abi Weaver

Film screening & talk by Daniele & Abi, followed by Q&A


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre D

Around the Wall: Bend It like Bethlehem – Women's Football in the West Bank

Documentary film + talk and Q&A

Tania Aghanian (Politics & IR) & Chris Webster (School of Sport)

Friday 16 November


Rose Bowl

RB B437 Lecture Theatre B

Volunteering presentations

Dr Sophia Price


Rose Bowl 539 Lecture Theatre E

Free speech, bias and the university

Professor John Craig, Dean of Leeds School of Social Sciences

Charlie Hind, Vice President (Education) Leeds Beckett Students’ Union

Additional speakers to be confirmed


Rose Bowl RB313

Studying Politics & IR at University

Dr Paul Wetherly

Lunchtime session for Year 12 and 13 students

1400- 1515

Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre B

Brexit - Where Now?

Hilary Benn MP (Labour, Leeds Central), Chair of the House of Commons Brexit Select Committee


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre B

Labour’s ‘Peace doctrine’

Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour, Leeds NE), Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament

Discussants: Dr Rachel Julian, Reader in Peace Studies, Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research & Dr Jill Gibbon, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Architecture & Design


Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre B

Understanding and overcoming the politics of hate

Dr Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher, Hope not Hate

Additional speakers to be confirmed

Event Details

12 November 2018 -
16 November 2018
9.00 - 19.15
Various Locations Across City Campus
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