Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme

Café Politique

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Café Politique

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.

Do you want to be a member of our team or do you have any questions? You can use the contact form below or email us at: ustinov.cafepol@durham.ac.uk.

Café Politique

The Selfish Gene

By Marianna Iliadou ‘Have you heard of Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene?’ ‘Do you want to know more about replicators, vehicles, memes and the so-called ‘genes-eye view’ of evolution?’ Since its advertising, this event looked very promising. But we were even more amazed by the presentation and explanation given by Dr Duncan Stibbard Hawkes! We invited

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Café Politique

Women Priests in the Church of England

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

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Café Politique

The October Revolution, Lenin and a new Dialectic

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.

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Café des Arts

Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?

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

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