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Best Birkbeck Politics podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Birkbeck Politics podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.
 
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The newly relaunched Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life (BPL) will host a public-facing seminar on progressive Ulster unionism. With funding from the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, this seminar brings together journalists, political scientists, and historians, from Birkbeck and Northern Ireland.Representations of Northern Irish Poli…
 
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, …
 
Beyond Westminster is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College look at politics outside the UK. It discusses events in other parts of the world and asks what if the UK had a political system closer to that of other countries. In Episode 1, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy offer their thoughts on Ireland’…
 
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…
 
Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College discuss current issues in British politics. In episode 54, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy look at the Conservative Party’s comprehensive victory in the 2019 general election. They ask what went right for the Conservatives and wrong for progr…
 
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,…
 
Helen Thompson gave the The 2019/20 Academic Lecture for the Birkbeck Centre of British Political Life on Thursday 14 November 2019.Helen Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at the University Cambridge, she is at present Deputy Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a regular panelist on Talking Politics Podcast.Hel…
 
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…
 
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, held an ‘in conversation’ event with Sarah Childs to celebrate the re-launch of Birkbeck’s new Centre for British Political Life. David Lammy has been an MP since 2000, was a minister between 2002 and 2010, and is now a noted backbench campaigner. He began by reflecting on how his own life experience had played into h…
 
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…
 
Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College discuss current issues in British politics. It is aimed at those with an interest in British politics in general and students on Birkbeck's BA Politics module, Contemporary British Politics, in particular. In episode 47, Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Wor…
 
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…
 
Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College discuss current issues in British politics. It is aimed at those with an interest in British politics in general and students on Birkbeck's BA Politics module, Contemporary British Politics, in particular. In episode 46, Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Wor…
 
Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College discuss current issues in British politics. It is aimed at those with an interest in British politics in general and students on Birkbeck's BA Politics module, Contemporary British Politics, in particular. In episode 45, Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Wor…
 
Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College discuss current issues in British politics. It is aimed at those with an interest in British politics in general and students on Birkbeck's BA Politics module, Contemporary British Politics, in particular. In episode 44, Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Wor…
 
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…
 
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…
 
The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public life held their annual public lecture on 13 November 2018 at Birkbeck College with Professor Alan Finlayson, who delivered a lecture on ‘The Changing Rhetorical Culture of British Politics: From Parliament and PEBs to Twitter and Youtube’. The event was chaired by Birkbeck's Dr Ben Worthy. One…
 
Recording of a two part evening event which took place on Tuesday 13th November 2018 addressing the celebration of the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage. The event was hosted by the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, at Birkbeck College. In the first half of the evening Dr Mari Takayanagi a Senior Archivist at the Parliamentary A…
 
Recording of an event which took place on Wednesday 6 November 2018 at Birkbeck.This was an ‘In Conversation’ with Jacqui Smith, Co-editor of The Honourable Ladies: Volume I Profiles of Women MPs 1918–1996The book focuses on the lives and achievements of the Women who served as MPs between 1918-1996 and have shaped the political landscape today. Th…
 
This was round table discussion looking at how Australia and the UK compare in terms of the openness of their government, based on the views of two academics involved in the Open Government Partnership assessment process. Reflecting particularly on the two government's Open Government Partnership commitments, it also looked more broadly at the perf…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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