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Night of Ideas

Hosted by LSE and the Institut français

New Academic Building

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by the Institut français, the Night of Ideas will bring together leading researchers from France, the UK and Europe to discuss changing ideas of democracy, citizenship, and truth. What conceptual frameworks can we apply to understand “post-truth politics”? What light can an exercise in comparison shed on the questions that have recently emerged in our different democratic contexts? Throughout the evening three parallel series of panels will address issues of post-truth politics, contemporary urban policies in Europe’s “open cities”, the intellectual history behind our European ideals, changing models of citizenship and transnationalism, questions raised by different constitutional models, generational difference and generational injustice, the philosophy of cosmopolitism, and the narrative and emotional aspects of contemporary politics.

The evening will be made up of 9 sessions which are listed below.

From 5.15-6pm there will be a networking reception for audience members at which refreshments will be served.

Session 1- Democracy Now, Opening Dialogue, 6-7pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 1- Democracy Now, Opening Dialogue

Session 2- Citizens of Nowhere, Post-Truth Politics, 6-7pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 2- Citizens of Nowhere, Post-Truth Politics

Session 3- Changing Narratives, Enlightenment Memories, 6-7pm
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 3- Changing Narratives, Enlightenment Memories

Session 4- Democracy Now, Open Cities, World Cities, 7.30-8.30pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 4- Democracy Now, Open Cities, World Cities

Session 5- Citizens of Nowhere, Constitutions under Stress, 7.30-8.30pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 5- Citizens of Nowhere, Constitutions under Stress

Session 6- Changing Narratives, Generations, Voice and Action, 7.30-8.30pm
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building

Session 7- Democracy Now, European Ideas and Ideals, 9-10pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 7- Democracy Now, European Ideas and Ideals

Session 8- Citizens of Nowhere, Citizenship and Transnationalism, 9-10pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
A podcast of this event is available to download from Session 8- Citizens of Nowhere, Citizenship and Transnationalism

Session 9- Changing Narratives, European Narratives and Emotions, 9-10pm
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building

More information about each session and the speakers taking part can be found at Night of Ideas.

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Twitter Hashtag for this event: #nightofideas

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