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Dissent in Dark Times: A Festival of Critical Thought , 29 Feb - 1 Mar

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Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

27 Torrington Square

London

WC1E 7JL

United Kingdom

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A weekend of events at the heart of London’s Bloomsbury, by Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the London Review of Books

About this Event

Over the past few years, political events – Brexit, the Trump presidency, austerity, the rise of neo-fascism and racism across the world, continuing violence against women, climate change, the ongoing exploitation of the global South and now the result of the recent British election – have cast a dark shadow over the world, making it all the more urgent to preserve a space for dissent in intellectual life.

In this spirit, and in collaboration with the London Review of Books, Birkbeck, University of London is delighted to announce two days of critical thought about the times we are living in. You are invited to join leading thinkers in their fields for a stimulating two days of talks and conversation. Confirmed speakers: Nadine El-Enany, Patrick Cockburn, Esther Leslie, James Meek, Karma Nabulsi, Jacqueline Rose, Anne Wagner and Marina Warner. Members of the public and academics alike are invited to come together to listen, learn and contribute to a unique debate about the role of dissent in facing the challenges of our contemporary world.

Weekend tickets at £120 per person and single day tickets of £70 are available. These include refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

There are a limited number of student/unwaged passes available for this event. If you are interested in one of these passes, please get in touch directly with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities: BIHEvents@bbk.ac.uk

Programme

Saturday 29 February

9:45 am: Registration (with coffee)

10:30 am Welcome: Jacqueline Rose

10:40-11:40 am Patrick Cockburn: ‘Reporting Wars, Reporting Peace’

11.45-12:45 pm Nadine El-Enany: ‘Race, Law and the Air we Breathe’

12:45 pm Lunch

2:15-3:15 pm Anne Wagner: ‘Picasso and Kollwitz: Mothers and Death’

3:15-4:00 pm Refreshments

4:00-5:00 pm Esther Leslie: ‘Work in the Age of the Device’

5:00-6:00 pm Reception

Sunday 1 March

10:00-11:00 am Jacqueline Rose: ‘Political Protest on Campus: South African Students take the lead’

11.00-11:30 am Refreshments

11:30-12:30 pm James Meek: '`Exploring the World Picture of the English in the 21st Century’

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm Marina Warner: ‘No-man’s land – No, nor woman’s neither: is there a refuge in words?’

2:30-3:00 pm Refreshments

3:00-4:00 pm Karma Nabulsi: ‘Standing with Palestine’

4:00-5:00 pm Closing Panel

5:00-6:30 pm Reception

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Location

Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

27 Torrington Square

London

WC1E 7JL

United Kingdom

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