2017 Cafes

Professor Loretta Lees - 18.45 on 12th June 2017
Planetary Gentrification: impacts & solutions

Planetary Gentrification: impacts & solutions

The phenomenon that we have come to call ‘gentrification’ is transforming our cities in a rapidly urbanising world. The refurbishment ...
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Professor Peter Nolan, 18.45 on 22 May 2017
Convergence and Divergence in the long-run development of China and the West

Convergence and Divergence in the long-run development of China and the West

The brief era of global dominance by a small group of countries in the West is coming to an end ...
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Professor Alan Winfield - 18.45 on 8th May 2017
The Robotics Revolution: How Artificial Intelligence & Robots will change our lives

The Robotics Revolution: How Artificial Intelligence & Robots will change our lives

Developments in Artificial Intelligence and the use of Autonomous Systems ( robots) have reached a stage where they will have ...
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Dr Stephen Wilkinson – 18.45 on 24th April 2017
Cuba at the crossroads: what does the future hold?

Cuba at the crossroads: what does the future hold?

Cuba has survived more than 40 years of US sanctions and the collapse of the Soviet Union. With the succession ...
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Joseph O’Leary 3 April 2017
Misinformation - Can we limit the impact it has upon our lives?

Misinformation – Can we limit the impact it has upon our lives?

In a world of information technology and social media, the dissemination of so-called ‘facts’ is faster, more insistent and more ...
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Professor Andy Haines, 20 March 2017
Climate Change: how low carbon policies can benefit health

Climate Change: how low carbon policies can benefit health

Warming of the climate system, due largely to the burning of fossil fuels and land use change, is now considered ...
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Christopher de Bellaigue, 6 March 2017
Islam and the West: The reality and myth of a troubled relationship

Islam and the West: The reality and myth of a troubled relationship

The crisis in the relationship between western secularism and Islam has been fuelled by Islamic fundamentalism and the rise of ...
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Reiner Tegtmeyer, 2nd February 2017
Our World's disappearing forests - slashed for the profit of a few, whilst devastating the planet and billions of lives

Our World’s disappearing forests – slashed for the profit of a few, whilst devastating the planet and billions of lives

Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption ...
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Loretta Napoleoni, 6 Feb 2017
Terrorism and Trafficking – an Alliance of Fear and Despair

Terrorism and Trafficking – an Alliance of Fear and Despair

A powerful and sophisticated underground business delivers thousands of refugees a day all along the Mediterranean coasts of Europe. Overall, ...
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Jonathan Steele, 23 Jan 2017
The Russian intervention in Syria

The Russian intervention in Syria

The tragic civil war in Syria between the Alawite-led government of President Bashir Assad, and the numerous disunited rebel brigades ...
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