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Politics/History Day: The rise of people movements

Story added 13th Apr 2017

Politics/History day at City Lit - 'The rise of people movements'

We are proud to announce our new Politics/History Day, ‘The rise of people movements’, on Saturday 20th May 2017. Speakers will focus on contemporary social movements from across the globe, which have risen significantly in the past few years. The day provides an opportunity to hear about, explore and discuss some of the key ideas of contemporary social movements, covering topics such as violence against women, the aftermath of the Arab Spring and Russian and central Asian movements.  


Saturday 20th May 2017

11:00 – 17:00

Registration from 10:30am onwards

First lecture/talk starting at 11:00 am

Lunch break: 13:30 – 14:30


Speakers and topics

Dr Christina Julios, Associate Lecturer in Social Sciences, Community Development and Public Policy in the Dept of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London; and City Lit Sociology tutor. She has recently received a certificate of recognition at the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation’s (IKWRO) True Honour Awards 2017 for her work research work into ‘honour’-based violence.

Christina will explore and connect more gender-specific social movements like VAW (violence against women) which has received broad-based support despite its gender focus, and willlook at the growing trend of these ‘people movements’  beyond Western democracies.

Dr James Chiriyankandath, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and History/Politics tutor at City Lit.

James will discuss the Arab Spring and its aftermath – exploring the people movements that started from the Arab Spring and the wider impact these have or have not had, in the North African and Middle East regions.

Dr Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director for Research, Europe & Central Asia Regional Office, Amnesty International

Denis will be speaking about social/people movements within Russia and the Central Asian region.


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