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Multiculturalism and the 'Open Society': a Popperian approach

Marcello Pera, president of the Italian Senate, will speak on Multiculturalism and the 'Open Society': a Popperian approach on Tuesday 10 February at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Alongside its great impact on philosophy, Popper's celebrated two volume work The Open Society and its Enemies has influenced a number of politicians and political movements. Marcello Pera brings the insight of both the philosopher and the practising politician to bear on the issue of how multiculturalism should be viewed from the perspective of an 'Open Society'.

Marcello Pera built an international reputation as a philosopher of science, holding a chair in philosophy of science at the University of Pisa and authoring a number of notable works including The Discourses of Science. More recently he turned to politics and is now president of the Italian Senate.

Both his philosophical and political views were significantly influenced by Karl Popper and so Professor Pera is an ideal choice to deliver this year's Popper Memorial Lecture.

Multiculturalism and the 'Open Society': a Popperian approach is on Tuesday 10 February at 5.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

2 February 2004

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