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VHI Lecture - Politics and Dis/Agreement

Date

Date: 
05 May 2017

Time

Time: 
16:00

Venue

Venue: 
Garden Room

Price

Price: 
Free

How do disagreement and eventual agreement function in politics? Are the ways we conduct political discourse changing? Our panel will discuss the UK and US political scenes and suggest ways of improving political disagreement.

Professor Peter Hennessy, Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield, FBA, is an English historian and Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University of London.  He is the author of numerous books including Having It So Good: Britain in the 1950s (Allen Lane), which won the 2007 Orwell Prize for political writing. He was made a crossbench life peer of the House of Lords in 2010 and has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 4.

Judd Birdsall is managing director of the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies, and executive director of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy.  A former U.S. diplomat, in 2010 he coordinated the compilation of the Religious Engagement Report, a global and whole-of-government survey commissioned by President Obama. His Cambridge doctoral dissertation explored American religious engagement since 9/11.

Adrian Pabst is Reader in Politics at the University of Kent. He is the editor of The Crisis of Global Capitalism (Wipf & Stock, 2011), co-editor of Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics (IB Tauris, 2015), and the author most recently (with John Milbank) of The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

All welcome, refreshments willbe served.

This event is part of the VHI 2016-17 series on Dinamics of Dis/Agreement. For more details visit http://www.vhi.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/events