A couple of interesting talks and events coming up in the next few weeks.
Wednesday 13 June, 18.30- Roma Voices.
Part of the 3 day symposium Roma: Self-representation and popular media, this event looks at representations of Roma communities in the media, with a particular focus on the Channel 4 programme Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.
Friday 15 June, 17.30 – Cafe Oto – Slavoj Zizek.
A 24-hour launch for Zizek’s new book Less than Nothing. The event will have an introductory talk about Hegel, a talk from the man himself (Zizek, not Hegel obviously!), and then people will be reading from the book throughout the night. Really looking forward to this! Tickets to the main event are sold out, but you can still go to the overnight reading.
See more info here
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 June – Alternative Conference for the Rio Summit.
A free 2-day conference, taking place the weekend before the Rio summit. Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change and the SOAS Department for Development Studies, it will feature a range of seminars, workshops and speakers from the Green Party, Labour, New Economics Foundation, ActionAid, Friends of the Earth, Occupy and lots more. Subjects include food security, climate jobs, generational justice and fracking.
Find out more info here
Wednesday 27 June, 18.30 LSE public lecture – Should we build on the Greenbelt?
An interesting question. Although my knee jerk reaction would always be ‘no’, it is something that needs to be considered. Dave Hill wrote a blog on the issue a few weeks, have a look here.
More info on the talk here
Thursday 28 June, 18.30 – LSE public lecture – Amartya Sen Lecture.
A discussion between Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz. Free but you need to request tickets from the link below from Thursday 21 June at 10am.
More info here
Friday 29 June – LSE public lecture – Joseph Stiglitz.
The author of Globalisation and its Discontents discusses his new book The Price of Inequality. Like the previous lecture, you will need to request tickets for the event.
More info here