What does Authority mean in the 21st Century?
Date: Monday 3 March 2014
As part of our fifth anniversary series of debates we have invited Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, author and commentator, to discuss his latest book Authority: A Sociological History (CUP, 2013), which "seeks to explain how the contemporary problems of mistrust and the loss of legitimacy of many institutions are informed by the previous attempts to solve the problem of authority.”
The First World War: Origins, and Warnings for the 21st Century
Date: June 2014
Speaker: James Woudhuysen
For this year’s Leeds ‘Summer Salon’ we’ve invited Professor James Woudhuysen, who will look at the origins of the First World War, and explore the parallels and the differences between 1914 in Europe and 2014 in East Asia. He will ask whether a 'pointless' war over the Senkaku Islands might in fact emerge as the extension, by other means, of today's anxious, precautionary politics.Read more...
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