Events

A new theatre piece, consisting of two solo shows, set in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation of the 1940s. A Cantonese performer portrays different stories of Hong Kongers during that time, exploring a wide range of perspectives of the difficult lives and struggles of ordinary people. It is followed by an English version, from…
Professor Leston-Bandeira’s research was selected by the British ACademy to be part of this year’s summer showcase. The showcase includes 15 exhibits across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Leston-Bandeira’s exhibit, together with her co-investigator Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester), focuses on how the public can engage with parliament and draws from her…
This roundtable organised by the Leeds Centre for Democratic Engagement will examine the concept of populism and its proliferation in academic and popular discourse.
  How far will BREXIT affect social care in the UK? In a discussion chaired by Dr Charlie Dannreuther (Leeds University), two leading researchers of the care economy – Daniela Tepe-Belfrage (University of Liverpool) and Alex Nunn (Derby University) – will offer insights and themes to help us to discuss what matters in the care…
The Rt Hon Baroness Brenda Hale, the UK’s first woman law lord and the first female president of the Supreme Court, will give this year’s Alice Bacon lecture here at the University of Leeds.
The School of Media and Communication and the Centre for Democratic Engagement/POLIS invite you to a research seminar presented by Dr Kate Dommett, on the topic of digital campaigning. Below is a summary provided by Dr Dommett on the themes that her presentation will address: Digital Campaigning has become an increasingly prominent part of election…
The Brexit vote has made many people in the UK think more than ever about who they are, how they feel about the communities they live in, their relationship with the public bodies managing their everyday lives, and their rights and responsibilities as UK and European citizens. In this session – organised in partnership with…
Programme 9.00-9.30 – Registration and Welcome 9.30-10.30 – Panel 1: The Challenges of Integrating Direct, Participatory and Representative Modes of democracy POLIS lead: Cristina Leston-Bandeira With: Andy Mycock (Huddersfield University), Alan Renwick (Constitution Unit – UCL), Olivier Rozenberg (Sciences Po, Paris), Heather Blakey (Union organiser). 10.30-11.30 – Panel 2: Information and Political Knowledge in a…