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The crisis always rings twice

Department of Sociology and BBC Radio 4 Analysis public conversation

Date: Monday 8 October 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, LSE campus
Speaker: Professor Manuel Castells
Chair: Paul Mason

This event will present the analyses contained in a new book Aftermath: The Cultures of the Economic Crisis, edited by Manuel Castells, João Caraça, and Gustavo Cardoso. It will retrace the financial crisis that unfolded since 2008 in the United States and Europe as well as discuss the policies dealing with the crisis, the reasons for the rampant euro-crisis, and the alternative social movements opposing financial capitalism and delegitimized governments in the aftermath of the crisis.

Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. He is as well University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for 24 years. He is the winner of the 2012 Holberg Prize.

Paul Mason is the Economics Editor of BBC 2's Newsnight programme. His books include Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed; and Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He blogs at Paul Mason.

This public conversation will be broadcast at 8.30pm on Monday 15 October and 9.30pm on Sunday 21 October as part of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis series.

A documentary of Professor Manuel Castells' Aftermath project entitled Aftermath of a Crisis can be found at The Aftermath Project Website.

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The BBC broadcast of this event is available to download at BBC Radio 4 Analysis website.

A podcast of this event is available to download from The crisis always rings twice.

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