Polis Autumn Events

9th August 2009

Polis is delighted to announce our talks in autumn that continue the tradition of topical lectures that combine politics, economics, and society. More details from each lecture, and a program for the events, will be posted to this site.

'Why I grew to love America': Justin Webb on American Politics, Tuesday 20th October, 6.30 pm - 8:00PM, Sheik Zayed Theatre, LSE
Speakers: Justin Webb, BBC North America Editor; Kirsty Young, Presenter, BBC Radio 4
For more information about this event, please click here.

Jeremy Hunt MP on Digital Britain: A Response from the Conservatives, Date and time TBD

Digital Natives - The Internet's Lost Tribe? A seminar on Young People and the Internet, Tuesday 24th November, 6.30 - 8:30PM, NAB, LSE
Speakers: Professor Sonia Livingstone (LSE), Professor David Buckingham (Institute of Education), Dr. Chris Davies (University of Oxford), and Rebekah Willett (Institute of Education). Ranjana Das, POLIS Silverstone Scholar 2009, will also present her work on the day.

You can view the programme here, and you can view more details of the event here. The title of Rebekah Willett's talk is "Power relations, play and boredom in teens online interactions."

Polis Media Dialogues

This year’s Polis Media Dialogues presents a series of weekly lectures delivered by leading figures from the media industry and policy sector around the topical themes of media and identity from their specific professional and expert viewpoints.

Tuesday 13th October: Arab Media Panel

Speakers:Fatima El-Issawi, Researcher at Dept of Media and Communications, LSE and freelance journalist; others TBC.

Friday 23rd October: Identity and News - in Conversation with George Alagiah

Speakers: George Alagiah, BBC Presenter Six O'clock News & World News Today on BBC World News

* Please note this lecture will start at 6 for a 6.30 start

Tuesday 27th October: Cosmopolitan Mediascapes: London, Media and Cultural Diversity

Speakers: Sunny Hundal, Asians in the Media; Liberal Conspiracy; Pickled Politics, Jennifer Ogole, CEO of Bang Radio, Henry Bonsu, Colourful Radio and Munira Mirza, the Mayor of London's Director of Arts and Culture Policy.

Tuesday 3rd November: Identity and Search - in Conversation with James Harkin

Speakers: James Harkin, Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London

Tuesday 10th November: ‘Saving Darfur: Everyone’s Favourite African War’ - in Conversation with Rob Crilly

Speakers: Robert Crilly, journalist

Tuesday 17th November: World Service Trust – Identity and Journalism Research

Speakers: Gerry Power, Research Director, BBC World Service Trust & Tim Cooper, Research BBC World Service Trust

Tuesday 24th November: Women and the Media - in Conversation with Zoe Williams

Speakers: Zoe Williams, columnist and feature writer for the Guardian for nearly a decade and also writes for the New Statesman

Tuesday 1st December: Rwanda and the Media - Survivors and Reporters

Speakers: Patrick Iregura, Serge Rwigamba and Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News' World Editor

These events are free and open to all. No RSVP is required. Lectures will be held at the New Theatre, East Building, Houghton Street, London School of Economics. For directions please click here.

For more information please contact polis@lse.ac.uk

ImageReporting Conflict: The Media and Gaza, Thursday 19th November, 6.30pm - 8:00pm, LSE
Speakers: Alan Fisher, Al Jazeera English; Lieutenant Commander Steve Tatham, Author and Ex-Royal Navy Spokeman

For more information about this event, click here