The European Union and the End of Politics
Date: Monday 31 March 2014
Venue: Millennium Room, Carriageworks Theatre, 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: James Heartfield
In the run-up to the European elections in May we have invited journalist and author James Heartfield to discuss his latest book The European Union and the End of Politics.
The growing power of the EU it often interpreted by its critics as due to simply the rise of a powerful EU elite in Brussels bent on a federal Europe and undermining of the nation state. However, according to James Heartfield, the forward march of the European Union has been widely misunderstood. Rather the EU being driven by grand visions of a United States of Europe, it is driven more by the decline in political participation within the leading European nation state themselves.
Headingley Festival of Ideas School Debating Competition
Date: Monday 19 May 2014
Venue: Shire Oak Room, HEART Centre, Headingley, 4:30pm to 8:45pm
Leeds Salon hosts the first Headingley Festival of Ideas School Debating Competition for years 10 & 11 (ages 14 to 16). The competition will use the format and Topic Guides of the Institute of Ideas sixth-form Debating Matters competition; which emphasises content over presentational style, and taking ideas and young people seriously. Details to be announced shortly.
Visit the Festival of Ideas website for the draft programme of events: www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk/festival-of-ideas
Tequila Night: Has Lad Culture Gone Too Far?
Date: Tuesday 20 May 2013
Venue: Shire Oak Room, HEART Centre, Headingley, 7pm to 9pm
Panel: Neil Walshaw (Labour Councillor), Georiga Greenfield (Fem Soc)
As part of the Headingley Festival of Ideas, Leeds Salon premiers a short documentary, followed by panel discussion, examining the recent high profile campaign by Leeds’ students against Tequila Night, sparked by a promotional video for a 'Violate a Fresher' theme night. It features the views of protestors, the council, and club goers on the campaign, 'lad culture' and the closure of Mezz Club.
World War I: Origins, and Warnings for the 21st Century
Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014
Venue: Room 1, Carriageworks Theatre, 6pm - 8pm
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.
Resilience: The Governance of Complexity
Date: Monday 17 November 2014
Venue: Millenium Room, Carriageworks Thearte, 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: Dave Chandler
Over the last few years, resilience appears to have become the policy 'buzzword' of choice, so much so that it is not unusual to find commentators querying whether resilience can be the solution to a diverse range of governance questions and, if so, how this might work. Dave Chandler will look at both questions of resilience as a governance agenda, and how resilience-thinking impacts on how politics - both domestically and internationally - is understood to work and how problems are perceived and addressed.
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