2016 Cafes

Dr Ayça Çubukçu, 5 Dec 2016
Turkey: internal turmoil, international concern

Turkey: internal turmoil, international concern

The internal stability and political allegiance of Turkey are of great international importance. Its President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the ...
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Felicity Lawrence, 21 Nov 2016
The Brexit vote and European populist movements: the link with migration and globalisation

The Brexit vote and European populist movements: the link with migration and globalisation

Many commentators were shocked by the Brexit vote and branded British voters who wanted to leave the EU xenophobic and/or ...
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Christian Davies, 7 Nov 2016
Poland: The revolution of the populist right and the threat to democracy in Eastern Europe

Poland: The revolution of the populist right and the threat to democracy in Eastern Europe

Having come to power in 2015, Poland's ruling Law and Justice party stands accused of attempting to reverse the country's ...
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Helen Lackner, 24 Oct 2016
Yemen: Making sense of the political and humanitarian crisis

Yemen: Making sense of the political and humanitarian crisis

The full scale war which has engulfed Yemen for the last eighteen months has led to a disastrous humanitarian situation ...
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Tony Norfield, 26 Sept 2016
Global Powerhouse: The International Financial Markets and the City of London

Global Powerhouse: The International Financial Markets and the City of London

The City, as London’s financial centre is known, is the world’s biggest international banking and foreign exchange market, shaping the ...
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Professor Stephen Chan - 6th June 2016 - 18.45
South Africa - a quarter century after the end of Apartheid

South Africa – a quarter century after the end of Apartheid

South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa and has experienced a prolonged period of economic growth. However the ...
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Pilar Domingo - 23 May, 2016 - 18:45
The Global Empowerment of Women: a political struggle for more equitable distribution of power and resources 

The Global Empowerment of Women: a political struggle for more equitable distribution of power and resources 

Around the world women are more likely than men to live in poverty. Patriarchal power relations and subordinating systems of ...
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Maggie Black - Monday 9th May, 2016 - 18:45
The Last Taboo: What to do about the global sanitation crisis?

The Last Taboo: What to do about the global sanitation crisis?

Although holy men in India claim otherwise on their own behalf, every person on the planet has to divest themselves ...
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Professor Callum Roberts - 25 April, 2016 - 18:45
Oceans: conserving our threatened life support system

Oceans: conserving our threatened life support system

Professor Callum Roberts - 25 April, 2016 - 18:45 Oceans form the earth’s largest life support system. They produce 50% ...
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Dr Francisco Dominguez, 11 April
Venezuela: can the Bolivarian Revolution resist the forces of the right?

Venezuela: can the Bolivarian Revolution resist the forces of the right?

In December last year Venezuela’s political right wing gained a majority in the National Assembly, defeating the country’s socialist PSUV ...
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Julian Oram, 21 March 2016
“Land grabbing, corruption, human rights abuse - the exploitation of the global poor”

“Land grabbing, corruption, human rights abuse – the exploitation of the global poor”

Julian Oram is Land Campaign leader at Global Witness.  Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven ...
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Linsey McGoey, 7 March 2016
Philanthrocapitalism: who really benefits from the Philanthropy Industry?

Philanthrocapitalism: who really benefits from the Philanthropy Industry?

Large charitable organisations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are currently rivalling governments as the providers of social ...
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Kevin Bales, 15 Feb 2016
THE NEW SLAVERY: Human trafficking and the use of slave labour

THE NEW SLAVERY: Human trafficking and the use of slave labour

High profit exploitation of people is increasing rapidly with globalisation of markets and millions of people are being subjected to ...
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Dr. Juan Grigera, 25 Jan 2016
BRAZIL on the verge of crisis? The real depth of 'impeachment'

BRAZIL on the verge of crisis? The real depth of ‘impeachment’

In size the fifth largest country in the world and with an economy that is the seventh largest by GDP, ...
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