Ustinov’s Café Politique is the premier politics discussion forum in Durham outside the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA). The Café Politique team works to bring engaging discussions and presentations to the Ustinov community, covering a wide range of local and global political issues. Recent topics explored include remote warfare, political correctness, American and British elections, and the Russian Revolution, among several others.
By Marianna Iliadou Is it possible for women to become priests? The answer is yes when it comes to the Church of England. On Friday 9th March 2018, Café Politique hosted an event on women priests in the Church of England. The idea behind the event was to explore women’s empowerment and involvement in areas
By Steven Male On October 25th 1917 (November 7th), Lenin announced to the citizens of Russia “we have deposed the government of Kerensky”, and thus the world’s first self-proclaimed socialist government was established. This year, on the 100th anniversary of this momentous event Café Politique invited Professor Alastair Renfrew to Fisher House for a discussion.
By Nadin Hassan Last week, Café des Arts and Café Politique co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?” (2017), featuring British writer, broadcaster, and former politician Trevor Phillips. Speaking from his experience in the field of politics, Phillips explores the suppression of free speech by politically undesirable elements of the population
In view of the recent rise of right-wing populism in the West, the GCP will screen a documentary featuring the contemporary debate about political correctness. In this documentary, the presenter (Trevor Phillips) will take us through different perspectives of the dynamic interaction between the fine line of political correctness and freedom of expression – through