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Melting Modernity: the demons of open society

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Ralph Miliband Lectures by Professor Zygmunt Bauman

Date: Thursday 20 October 2005
Time: 6.30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Zygmunt Bauman
Chair: Professor David Held

'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.

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.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 


Text of Professor Bauman's speech - The Demons of Open Society (PDF)

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.