Leeds Beckett University Festival of Politics & International Relations 2019. 18-22 November

The annual Festival, organised by the University’s Politics & International Relations academic group, is a week of talks, discussions and debates on a range of social, political and economic issues – contemporary and historical, national and global – involving a range of invited speakers (politicians, journalists, campaigners, academics) as well as members of the Politics & IR group at the university. Events are open to school students and the wider public and free to attend.


Full programme, updates and details on registration are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-politics-and-international-relations-2019-tickets-77797625793

Confirmed sessions / speakers so far:

  • Alex Sobel MP (Leeds NW) on the climate crisis.
  • Rachel Reeves MP (Leeds West) will discuss her recent book Women of Westminster https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/women-of-westminster-9781788312202/.
  • Corbynism and Left Populism – Jonathan Dean (University of Leeds) and Joseph Ibrahim (Leeds Beckett University).
  • Punam Yadav (UCL Centre for Gender and Disaster) on gender, conflict, development and peacebuilding.
  • What is truth? Are we living in an era of post-truth politics? – Tom Houseman and Paul Wetherly (Leeds Beckett University)
  • From Human Trafficking to Modern Slavery: Policy development in the UK – Rose Broad,  School of Law, University of Manchester


For more information contact Paul Wetherly p.wetherly@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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