Thursday, 18 October 2012

PQ Event: ‘Is politics doomed?’ and ‘Why are politicians so hated and what can be done about it?’ November 10, Birkbeck

The Political Quarterly are delighted to be taking part in Birkbeck’s Department of Politics’ 40th anniversary celebrations from November 5th to November 10th at Birkbeck.

The event ‘In Defence of Politics’ is on Saturday 10 November at Birkbeck and you can register here

The event will comprise two discussions:

(14:00-15:30) Is politics doomed?

Chair:    Professor Deborah Mabbett (Birkbeck)
Panel:   Dr Jason Edwards (Birkbeck)
Professor Tony Wright (Birkbeck)
Professor Gerry Stoker (University of Southampton)
Professor Michael Kenny (Queen Mary, University of London)

(16:00-17:30) Why are politicians so hated and what can be done about it?
Chair:    Professor Tony Wright (Birkbeck)
Panel:   Frank Dobson MP (Holborn and St Pancras)
Helen Goodman MP (Bishop Auckland and Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport)
Tulip Siddiq (Councillor, Camden)
Ben Wright (BBC)
We will also be launching Defending Politics, a collection of Bernard Crick’s writings for PQ over almost fifty years, edited by Stephen Ball.