On 23 October, students in Dr Mark Bennister’s final year British politics class took part in a role play simulating a House if Commons select committee inquiry session investigating the swine flue epidemic.
‘Sites of Protest’ is the fourth event organised by the MeCCSA Social Movements Network since its foundation in 2013. This conference, organised in conjunction with Canterbury Media Discourse Group, will be held in Canterbury on 29th October 2014. To register, please click here
Canterbury Christ Church University’s Making Politics Matter is delighted to host the following event – “Canterbury’s First Ever Labour MP?”. Hugh Lanning, Parliamentary Candidate for the Labour Party, Chair of Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Canterbury and Whitstable on Thursday 30 October at 6.30pm in Old Sessions House at the North Holmes Road Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University
Senior Lecturer Dr Mark Bennister has published research exploring how to assess political leadership.
The Energy & Governance Group at CCCU has been invited by the Institute for European Studies to participate in the upcoming EU-Russia energy security webinar. Interested staff and students are welcome to register and attend online.
Members from the Politics Society were invited to participate in the BBC Free Speech TV show as it broadcast live from Margate last week. The show is available to watch on BBC iPlayer here. Our students are lined up behind the presenter’s shoulder on the top row and behind the TV screen showing the tweets!
The Politics and IR programme was honoured to host Professor Christian Lequesne, Senior Research Professor at the distinguished Sciences Po University in Paris, to give the inaugural European Review of International Studies (ERIS) Journal annual lecture.
Dr David Bates was in Manchester last month for the Political Studies Marxism Specialist Group, where he co-organised three sessions on Professor Norman Geras’ contribution to Marxism. He also presented a paper on Geras’ contribution to the idea of self-emancipation in Marxism.
By Marta Silva (3rd year International Relations and French student)
By Amy Hopkinson (Third Year Politics Student and Conservative Party member)
The mood at this year’s Conservative conference was quite positive. I was struck both by the real and venomous anger towards UKIP, and the complete lack of interest in Labour. There was also no mention whatsoever about the Liberal Democrats, with the honourable exception of Ian Duncan Smith who singled out Steve Webb for lavish and well deserved praise.