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Best Birkbeck College podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Birkbeck College podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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This week, after decades of signing up to the EU policy of free movement of people, Boris Johnson announced Britain will halt low-paid immigration with just a few exceptions at the margins - and he'll make high-skilled immigration a little easier if you're outside the EU. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)The day after the announcement, …
 
Is nationhood simply the accident of tribal border disputes, or even an unjust means of holding onto the spoils? Or does nationality give a deeper sense of a shared culture and community that benefits everyone?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RhTFQWlmY** Subscribe to the Institute of Art and Ideas https://www.youtube.com/user/IAITV Former Home Sec…
 
Are we living in a populist moment, or a larger national-populist restructuring of liberal Western democratic order? This session offers a survey of national-populist elements on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, from the 2016 election of President Trump and the UK’s Brexit debate, to the recent run of elections in Hungary, Poland, Italy,…
 
From The Origins of Totalitarianism to The Crises in Little Rock Arendt’s thinking on race is controversial and has often led many to quickly dismiss her thoughts on race and antisemitism entirely. The Hannah Arendt Center’s 12th annual conference on “Racism and Antisemitism” will explore these oft shunned concepts in Arendt’s work in the context o…
 
Riley Institute at Furman University Straight Talk 2019, session 2.Culture Wars: Multiculturalism and the Future of White IdentityPeople who identify strongly with their whiteness can feel threatened by shifting majorities. Should conservatives be able to express a sense of loss without being labeled as racists? How is demographic change transformi…
 
Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Eric Kaufmann (Whiteshift, Birkbeck College, University of London)Eric’s new book on populism and immigration, Whiteshift 0:12Why it’s counterproductive to call Trump supporters racist 8:12Eric’s vision of an American ethnic nationalism 13:12Bob: Ideally, shou…
 
On this episode of the Argument Ninja podcast I talk about the difficulty of judging how much we really understand about the causes of complex social phenomena—even if we do lots of research and self-study.To help make the case I’m continuing my survey of different theories of the causes of the increase in social polarization that we’re currently e…
 
Eric Kaufmann?a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London?examines White identity politics and the response of many white people in the West to the increasing racial diversity of their countries. Domenech and Kaufmann discuss the effects of immigration, religion, and transgender issues in relation to ethnic change in North Ame…
 
On Thursday 22nd of August the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to welcome Professor Eric Kaufmann, author of Whiteshift and Professor of Politics at Birckbeck College, University of London, to lead a discussion on the UK’s future immigration system in the post-Brexit context. While it is widely understood that immigration concerns fed into the Le…
 
Recorded on March 8, 2019This is the first of our podcast series – The Integration Conversation – to discuss the latest developments in the field. Our first one features Trevor Phillips and Eric Kaufmann, discussing the issue of the decline of white majorities raised in Kaufmann’s book ‘Whiteshift’, alongside issues of knife crime, white flight, Eu…
 
This interactive public event comprises a panel-based discussion, with representatives from different influential spheres in society who are shaping discourse on British identity, combined with direct audience engagement. Via http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Festival/NewWorldDisorders/Events/20190302/what-does-it-mean-to-be-british…
 
In this excellent Battle of Ideas 2018 session filmed and edited by WORLDbytes volunteers, Professor Frank Furedi gives us the historical low down on society’s concern with identity. Today’s identity politics, he explains, have absolutely no redeeming features. The speakers are: Professor Frank Furedi, the respondents are Remi Adekoya, Rachel Halli…
 
A discussion on “Is there an ideological monoculture at British universities, and does it matter?”with:Jonathan Haidt, Author, The Coddling of the American MindEric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics, Birkbeck CollegeJoanna Williams, Head of Education, Policy Exchange and Author, Academic Freedom in an Age of ConformityLord Macdonald of River Glaven K…
 
This event hosted by Birkbeck on 15 November 2018 focused on and around topics from Eric Kaufmann's new book Whiteshift. The book argues that we need to talk about white identity if we hope to address the root causes of populism and polarisation. The West is in the midst of two epochal demographic transformations. First, the white share of the popu…
 
Recording of an event which took place on Thursday 5 July at Birkbeck.Is the rise of populism in the West a threat to liberal democracy, or does it renew democracy by bringing new voices into the conversation? All panellists agree that elites bear some culpability for the rise of populism, but how should the system be reformed? The evening featured…
 
Staff from the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College and special guest David Goodhart discuss the populist backlash in Western politics.This debate features Professor Eric Kaufmann, Dr Sam Ashenden, Dr Jason Edwards and special guest David Goodhart, founding editor of Prospect magazine and head of the Demography, Immigration and Integration Un…
 
Shortly after Trump’s victory, the Economist ran a cover story on ‘the New Nationalism.’ Professor Tony Travers of LSE chairs this event featuring an Economist editor and two experts on the populist right to ask, ‘Why the upsurge in nationalism?’ Richard Cockett (@CockettRichard) is an editor at The Economist who has written extensively on national…
 
The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed?A Roundtable discussion and reception launching the MSc in Global Environmental Politics and Policy, organised by the Birkbeck Population, Environment and Resources Group.Free event open to all: Book your placeAs we approach the 25th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit in 2017, climate ch…
 
“A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy”Staff debate with Alex Colas, Aideen Foley, Ali Guven, Eric Kaufmann and David Styan. Chaired by Deborah Mabbett.The ongoing political turmoil in Brazil and Turkey is symptomatic of local and regional crises within and around many of the emerging powers in the Global So…
 
Dr Paul Morland (Birkbeck)Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflictwith a response from Dean Godson (Director, Policy Exchange)Morland“All history is the history of ethnic conflict and in ethnic conflict numbers count.” With this bold statement, Paul Morland opens his new book which argues that ethnic conflict is pervasive a…
 
Dr Paul Morland (Birkbeck)Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflictwith a response from Dean Godson (Director, Policy Exchange)Morland“All history is the history of ethnic conflict and in ethnic conflict numbers count.” With this bold statement, Paul Morland opens his new book which argues that ethnic conflict is pervasive a…
 
Dr Paul Morland (Birkbeck)Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflictwith a response from Dean Godson (Director, Policy Exchange)Morland“All history is the history of ethnic conflict and in ethnic conflict numbers count.” With this bold statement, Paul Morland opens his new book which argues that ethnic conflict is pervasive a…
 
‘Changes Alarm, Time Disarms: Ethnic Context and the Political Demography of Anti-Immigration,’ part of panel at ‘Europe’s migration crisis and the Populist Response’ event, 23 November, Wolfson Suite, London, University of LondonSlides: http://www.sneps.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/EK-1.pptxBy Eric Kaufmann
 
British Government @ LSE public discussionDate: Thursday 5 November 2015Time: 6.30-8pmVenue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic BuildingSpeakers: Professor Eric Kaufman, Professor Alan Manning, Polly Toynbee, Professor Christine WhiteheadChair: Professor Tony TraversThis event will discuss immigration and asylum policies in Britain. The event will speci…
 
Much of the course has focused on separatist or diaspora minorities, or on the states in which they reside. This lecture considers ethnic majorities within states, such as the ethnic white British majority of Britain or whites in the United States. The nationalism of the state differs from that of the ethnic majority. Ethnic majority nationalism is…
 
This lecture asks whether nationalism and European integration are on a collision course. It covers the origin and design of the main institutions of the European Union. Next, I consider the rising opposition to European integration since the early 1990s, evident in survey data and popular votes on new Treaties, up to the British 'in/out' referendu…
 
In diverse societies such as Britain, should the state grant rights to groups, or only to individuals? Should loyalty to the nation trump those of ethnicity or religion? Using the British case, this lecture asks whether there has been a shift from multiculturalism to British civic nationalism; from celebrating difference to emphasizing what Britons…
 
Is nationalism a secular religion, a replacement for nationalism, as Durkheim surmised? Or is it a meaning system that draws on religious resources for power? Do religious officials endorse or oppose nationalism and ethnicity? This lecture examines this question, probing the links between religion and nationalism, from ancient Israel to modern Isla…
 
Is religion in decline? What is its relationship to secularization? One argument is that modernisation differentiates society, leading to the shrinking and relativization of religion. Another view is that a diversity of religious worldviews strengthens religion: religion only declines when suppliers become complacent and monopolistic. Finally, othe…
 
What is the relationship between local-level conflicts based around local rivalries such as family or warlord, and wider ethnic conflicts? Are ethnic affiliations really just convenient labels for local protagonists to cling to - when their actual agenda has nothing to do with ethnic sentiment? I explore this 'microfoundations' argument for civil w…
 
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