'Open' and increasingly defenceless states lose their might, their political acumen and dexterity. The task that will confront this century as its paramount challenge is the imperative to bring power and politics together again. Click here to read a transcript of Melting Modernity [updated 24 October 05]
Professor Zygmunt Bauman, one of the world's foremost sociologist of postmodernity, explores these issues in a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 20 October.
This is the first of three public lectures Professor Bauman will give at LSE over the next couple of months as part of the Ralph Miliband Programme of public lectures.
Zygmunt Bauman is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Leeds and emeritus professor at the University of Warsaw. He is the world's foremost sociologist of postmodernity.
Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all with no ticket required.
Melting Modernity: the demons of open society is on Thursday 20 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk
The Ralph Miliband Lectures by Professor Zygmunt Bauman continue with:
13 October 2005