Public Lectures in London in February

Article published on Dec. 14, 2008
Article published on Dec. 14, 2008

Here is a list of public lectures that are due to be held in London in February. All are free to attend and relate to European political issues. If you have any to add to the list then please email Katherine at katherines@cafebabel.com

French Bonapartism: good or bad for Europe?

Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: LLSE, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building Speaker: Professor Olivier Duhamel Chair: Professor Marie Mendras Is the French political system out of step with the European Union? What does Nicolas Sarkozy’s ‘hyperpresidentialism’ mean for the EU’s member states, institutions and modes of governance?

Where to Find European Values?

Date: Thursday 12 February 2009

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: LSE, Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: András Sajó Chair: Professor Conor Gearty

In this lecture series key figures talk about their experiences, the function of lawyers in government and their understanding of the relationship between law and politics. 

András Sajó is a judge of the European Court of Human Rights.

European Democracy and the Language Question

Date: Thursday 12 February 2009

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Speaker: Professor Philippe Van Parijs Chair: Professor Luc Bovens

Is democracy sustainable in a multilingual polity? Or should appropriate institutions make democracy compatible with multilingualism? Which of these views does the experience of the European Union support? Or is the EU irrelevant to this dispute as English fast becomes Europe’s lingua franca?