The politics of the future

Hosted by the European Institute

In-person and online public event (LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building)


Richard Bellamy

Richard Bellamy

Gerard Delanty

Gerard Delanty

Kimberly Hutchings

Kimberly Hutchings

Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips

Jonathan White

Jonathan White


Marta Lorimer

Marta Lorimer

This event launches Jonathan White's and Gerard Delanty's new books.

Ideas of the future were central to the making of the modern world and are reshaping today’s societies in an age of emergencies and existential concern.  Two new books look at the enduring significance of the imagined world to come: Jonathan White’s In the Long Run: the Future as a Political Idea (Profile), and Gerard Delanty’s Senses of the Future: Conflicting Ideas of the Future in the World Today (de Gruyter).  This symposium brings together social and political theorists to explore what the future means today, how we got here, and what’s at stake. 

Meet out speakers and chair

Richard Bellamy (@rpbellamy1) is Professor of Political Science at University College London (UCL), University of London, and a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School.

Gerard Delanty is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought at Sussex University.

Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of Politics and IR at Queen Mary, University of London.

Anne Phillips is Professor Emerita at LSE, where she was previously Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science.

Jonathan White (@JonathanPJWhite) is Professor of Politics at the LSE’s European Institute.

Marta Lorimer (@_mlorimer) is Fellow in European Politics at the LSE’s European Institute.

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