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April 2017

1917-2017: Wars and Revolutions

April 6 @ 19:00 - 20:00

“1917-2017: Wars and Revolutions” Thursday, April 6, 7pm at the Havens Centre for Social Justice, University of Wisconsin-Madison TARIQ ALI is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London. His nonfiction books include Pirates Of The Caribbean, Conversations with Edward Said, Bush in Babylon, Clash of Fundamentalisms, The Obama…

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February 2017


February 28 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 17:00 to 19:00 Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Series: SOAS Department of Development Studies and Bloomsbury DTC for the Social Sciences Speaker: Tariq Ali, Professor August H. Nimtz, Professor Tamás Krausz This will be the sixth seminar in the SOAS Department of Development Studies and Bloomsbury DTC for the Social Sciences seminar series, where three interesting speakers will be discussing ‘The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years’. All are welcome…

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June 2016


June 26, 2016 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Southbank Centre – Foyer Space

Around the world, inequality is rising. The 62 richest people own as much as the poorest half of the entire population of the world. (That’s 3.6 billion people). Corporations begin to wield more power than the states that host them, with governments reluctant to tax them for fear they will migrate to a less regulated state. Do we live in the end times of democracy in which our rights as citizens come after the profits of corporations? What can be…

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Terrorism and Cultural Freedom conference

June 7, 2016 @ 09:00 - 18:00
Birmingham City University

Tuesday 7 June 2016 – 9.00am-6.00pm Parkside Building, City Centre Campus, Birmingham City University The first in a series of annual international one-day conferences on topics of urgent social interest locally, nationally and globally, ‘Terrorism and Cultural Freedom’ assembles a group of world-leading intellectuals, commentators and cultural figures to discuss the most pressing political and artistic concerns of the world today. Confirmed high profile speakers include W.J.T. Mitchell (founding editor Critical Inquiry, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art…

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Europe and the Left – LSE debate on Brexit

June 6, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Date: Monday 6 June 2016 Time:   6.30-8pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building Speakers:   Tariq Ali, Lisa Nandy MP Chair: Dr Robin Archer The referendum sometimes seems like a debate between two types of conservatism. What are the left wing arguments for and against British membership of the EU? Tariq Ali (@TariqAli_News) is a writer, filmmaker and an editor of New Left Review. Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) is the MP for Wigan and Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBrexitVote…

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April 2016

Guardian Live | Europe, austerity and the threat to global stability with Yanis Varoufakis

April 7, 2016 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Emmanuel Centre,
London, SW1P 3DW United Kingdom
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Has the EU lost sight of its original purpose? Critics argue that agreements such as TTIP illustrate just how undemocratic the EU has become. Are weaker nations paying the debt of a financial crash which they did not cause? Has the EU been reduced to a vehicle for free market economics? Calls for more transparency in EU decision-making is nothing new. Yet, as we see the rise of continental euroscepticism and the EU becomes more fractured, is it time to…

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February 2016

The Extreme Centre: How the Neoliberal Project Has Reshaped the World

February 16, 2016 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Brunei Gallery, SOAS,
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Tariq Ali (writer, filmmaker and editor of New Left Review) Date: 16 February 2016Time: 5:00 PM Finishes: 16 February 2016Time: 7:00 PM Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Seminar Series: Development Studies seminar series Since 1989, politics has become a contest to see which politicians can best serve the needs of the market. The result is always the same: a victory for the Extreme Centre. The same catastrophe has taken place in the US, Britain, Continental…

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November 2015

Tariq Ali at the Keele World Affairs forum

November 26, 2015 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Westminster Theatre, Chancellor’s Building at Keele University,
Keele Staffordshire, ST5 5BG United Kingdom
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Whether you are a speaker, a prospective member of Keele World Affairs, or simply have an interest in what we do and who we are, we hope you will find this website stimulating and informative. We are regarded as Europe’s largest continuing lecture series and it is our privilege to welcome a wide range of authoritative and distinguished speakers. Many say it is a uniquely enjoyable experience and return to speak again. Our guests speak at World Affairs pro bono…

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Tariq Ali in conversation with Aasim Akhtar

November 23, 2015 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, The NCA, 4 Shahrah-e-Qaid-e-Azam, Lahore.,
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The Principal of The National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan invites you to an exhibition of installations  by  Amin Rehman OTHER HISTORIES a collaborative project with  Tariq Ali activist, writer, filmmaker   at Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, The NCA, 4 Shahrah-e-Qaid-e-Azam, Lahore. Aasim Akhtar co-curator of the exhibition      will be in conversation with Tariq Ali at the opening   on Monday, 23 November, 2015 at 5:00 pm   The exhibition will continue till 07 December, 2015. Gallery Timings: 9am to 5pm daily…

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September 2015

1965: Reflections on 50 years of History

September 28, 2015 @ 18:30 - 20:00
SFU Segal Building,
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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This year’s lecture series, 1965: Reflections on 50 Years of History, honours both the 50th anniversary of the inception of Simon Fraser University, and the real legacy of our 50 years as a department, our alumni. 1965 not only embodied drugs, sex and rock and roll, it was a year of monumental historical events that would have tremendous impact on human cultures and interactions. In the United States, black Americans are mobilizing against domestic segregation and participation in foreign wars. African independence has…

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