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Global Civil Society Before and After 11 September

Global Civil Society 2002 launch
Monday 7 October, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, 

On the anniversary of the bombing of Afghanistan, how have the 11 September attacks affected global civil society? Naomi Klein, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Professor Mary Kaldor and Professor Chris Brown will be debating the terror attacks impact on global civil society on Monday 7 October at LSE, to celebrate the launch of Global Civil Society 2002.

Press conference
5pm, Monday 7 October in the Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE. Speakers: Professor Mary Kaldor, Dr Marlies Glasius and Dr Hakan Seckinelgin.

Global Civil Society 2002 is the second yearbook aimed at describing and analysing the movements, NGOs, and civic initiatives that cross borders and address global problems.

Highlights of this report include:

  • A comprehensive analysis by LSE scholars of responses to the key questions: What has happened to global civil society since 11 September Has global civil society been marginalized by the war on terrorism or are there new synergies between the peace movement, the anti-capitalist movement and religious groups?
  • A discussion about whether the concept of global civil society is eurocentric. The distinguished Indian political scientist Neera Chandhoke asks whether NGOs impose a western set of values on the western world. Professor Abdullahi An-Na'im, leading liberal Islamic human rights scholar, argues that religious motivation and identity are integral to an understanding of global civil society.
  • An invaluable Records Section to map and measure changes in global civil society, providing statistical data, maps, and a chronology of 2001 global civil society events.
  • Chapters by international activists and academics on global civil society and corporate social responsibility; HIV/AIDS; the International Criminal Court; media in developing countries; organisational forms; and global cities.

Global Civil Society 2002 launch and public debate
6pm in the Old Theatre, LSE. 
Chaired by Anna Ford, participants include Naomi Klein, award winning author and journalist; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Foreign Policy Centre; Professor Chris Brown, International Relations Department, LSE; and Professor Mary Kaldor, Programme Director of the Global Civil Society Programme, LSE. There is a reception afterwards.

The Global Civil Society Yearbook is a joint project of the Centre for Civil Society and the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at LSE, written by leading global scholars and activists.

The public lecture is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Call 020 7955 6100 or email events@lse.ac.uk|.

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For press information, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 
For yearbook information, please contact Jill Timms (assistant editor) on 020 7955 6633 or email j.l.timms@lse.ac.uk|

Updated 2 October 2002

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