The Centre for the Study of Democracy’s Spring seminar series will return next month at the University of Westminster, featuring speakers from universities around the world.

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The series will be hosted online with six free seminars running from 2 February to 25 March on issues ranging from capitalism in the 21st century to Indian diplomacy and ‘Southernising’ criminology. The series opens with a timely reflection on radical conservatism.

Based within the School of Social Sciences, the Centre for the Study of Democracy conducts research across a range of social and political challenges, promoting an interdisciplinary environment that embraces colleagues from politics, international relations, sociology and criminology.

The series includes the following events:

1.    Radical Conservatism and Global Order

  • Dr Jean-François Drolet, Queen Mary University of London, 2 February 2021, 4 - 5:30pm

2.    Queer Chimerica: Global China and the Political Economy of Ku'er

  • Dr Shana Ye, University of Toronto, 9 February 2021, 5 - 6:30pm

3.    Thinking capitalism in the 21st century

  • Albena Azmanova, University of Kent, 19 February 2021, 4:30 - 6pm

4.    Engaging Sankara on the Ruins of Epistemicide

  • Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa, University of Portsmouth, 9 March 2021, 5 – 6.30pm

5.    Race, Caste and the Origins of Indian Diplomacy

  • Vineet Thakur, Universiteit Leiden, 17 March 2021, 2 – 3.30pm

6.    “Southernizing” Criminology: Problems and Possibilities

  • Máximo Sozzo, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, 25 March 2021, 5 – 6.30pm

All events in the series are open to staff, students and members of the public.

Further details and tickets are available on the Eventbrite page.

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