The New Age of Empire: how racism and colonialism still rule the world

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Online public event


Professor Kehinde Andrews

Professor Kehinde Andrews


Professor Coretta Phillips

Professor Coretta Phillips

Coretta Phillips will be in conversation with Kehinde Andrews to discusses his new book, The New Age of Empire. A book that offers no easy answers to critical questions, The New Age of Empire presents a new blueprint for challenging age-old systems. Andrews argues that the "West is rich because the Rest is poor", and that reforming a racist global order calls for radical solutions.

Meet our speaker and chair

Kehinde Andrews (@kehinde_andrews) is Professor of Black Studies at the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University. Kehinde led the development of Europe’s first Black Studies undergraduate degree. He is also director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.

You can order the book, The New Age of Empire: how racism and colonialism still rule the world, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney

Coretta Phillips is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE. Author of the award-winning book The Multicultural Prison, she researches race, ethnicity, crime, criminal justice and social policy. Her current multi-disciplinary project will provide the first systematic, comprehensive and historically grounded account of the crime and criminal justice experiences of Gypsies and Travellers in England since the 1960s.

More about this event

The Department of Social Policy (@LSESocialPolicy) is an internationally recognised centre of research and teaching in social and public policy. From its foundation in 1912 it has carried out cutting edge research on core social problems, and helped to develop policy solutions.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

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