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Seventh David M Smith Lecture: The Dialectics of Social Change
18 November 2010
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary, University of London

Professor David Harvey, City University of New York

Chair: Simon Gaskell, the Principal, Queen Mary, University of London

David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics. He is a geographer whose interpretations of the workings of economies, polities and societies have had great influence on other disciplines. His numerous books include: The Limits to Capital (1982), Consciousness and the Urban Experience (1985), The Condition of Postmodernity (1989), Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (1996), Spaces of Hope (2000), The New Imperialism (2003), A Brief History of Neoliberalism (2005) and The Enigma of Capital (2010).

A wine reception will follow the lecture.

RSVP to: Alena Moison, School of Geography
Queen Mary, University of London. Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.
Email: Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8129 Fax: +44 (0)20 8981 6276

Spatial Justice: Radical Spatial Foundations
Date: 19 November 2010 10.30am – 19 November 2010 6.00pm
Location: The Pavilion, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW


David Harvey, CUNY.

Doreen Massey, Open University.

Mustafa Dikec, Royal Holloway.

Engin Isin, Open University.

Ruth Levitas, Bristol University.

David Slater, Loughborough University.

RSVP to: Andrea Pavoni at

‘The Centre for the Study of Democracy’, University of Westminster in collaboration with the ‘Westminster International Law & Theory Center’ and the Spaces of Democracy/Democracy of Space Network’ cordially invite you to a one-day workshop on


Prof Chantal Mouffe, Centre for the Study of Democracy
Prof Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, The Westminster International Law & Theory Centre

10:30-1pm David Harvey, CUNY and Doreen Massey, Open University in dialogue
Chaired by Chantal Mouffe, CSD

Followed by
2:30-6pm Roundtable
Crucial Issues on Space, Law and Politics

Mustafa Dikec, Royal Holloway
Engin Isin, Open University
Ruth Levitas, Bristol University
David Slater, Loughborough University
chaired by Andreas Philippopoulos Mihalopoulos, Westminster

19th November 2010, 10:30-6pm,
The Pavilion, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

Admission free but places limited.
Please contact Andrea Pavoni at to reserve.

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A World To Win


Soundings 45 is now out

Although the cuts are coming, there has been an eerie political calm and sense of inevitability about all that is in store for us (carefully nurtured by the Coalition and their allies in the media). But the storm will break – people are going to start seriously suffering and we need to ensure that there is a political battle against the assault planned by the government. Can Labour lead this battle?


The political struggle ahead
Doreen Massey

Labour in a time of coalition
Sally Davison, Stuart Hall, Michael Rustin, Jonathan Rutherford

What comes after New Labour?
Gerry Hassan

The SNP and the ‘new politics’
Richard Thompson

Rebuilding social democracy
George Irvin

Greek myths
Duncan Weldon

Money manager capitalism and the global financial crisis
L. Randall Wray

Carbon trading: how it works and why it fails
Oscar Reyes and Tamra Gilbertson

Why I am a socialist
Ruth Levitas

Smile till it hurts
Laurie Penny

Lives on the line
Vron Ware

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Peter Townsend

Peter Townsend



Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square

London, WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn)

Friday 20th November 2009

10.00am to 4.00pm

For free tickets please send an e-mail to:

This free one day memorial conference for Peter Townsend will consist of four panels of speakers about Inequalities in Health, Older People, Poverty & Social Exclusion and Social Policy.  The aim of the conference is to be forward looking rather than only reminiscing about the past.  Speakers will be asked to spend at least half their time talking about what still needs to be done (both academically and politically) and how this can be achieved.  Each session will have time for discussion.

Speakers will include: Julio Boltvinik (El Colegio de México), Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York), Roger Bullock (Social Research Unit at Dartington), Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield), David Gordon (Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research), Kate Green (Child Poverty Action Group), Paddy Hillyard (Queen’s University, Belfast), Hilary Land (University of Bristol), Ruth Levitas (University of Bristol), Roy Parker (Centre for Social Policy), Allyson Pollock (University of Edinburgh), Asuncion St.Clair (University of Bergen), Randall Smith (University of Bristol), Nick Spencer (University of Warwick), Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent), Alan Walker (University of Sheffield) Margaret Whitehead (University of Liverpool), and  Nicola Yeates (Open University)

This memorial conference is designed to complement the memorial celebration that will be held at St Martins in the Field, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, between 11.00am and 12.30pm on Thursday 19th November – all are invited.

The conference is being supported by Academy of Social Sciences, British Academy, Child Poverty Action Group, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, Fabian Society, Social Policy Association, Social Research Unit at Dartington and the University of Bristol.

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