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.
On the 17th May 2019, Café Politique hosted an informative event regarding the current crisis in Venezuela. Topics covered included the political climate, human rights implications and the energy crisis. Our speakers were Maryhen Jimenez Morales from the University of Oxford and Daniela Guerra from Queen Mary’s University and the Co-Founder and General Coordinator of
On Tuesday 6th November 2018, Café Politique organised and hosted their first event of the academic year. Their seminar, titled: ‘US Midterm Elections: What lies in the uncertain future?’ was in conjunction with the election date itself. Café Politique invited Durham University’s School of Governmental and International Affairs’ very own Dr Patrick Kuhn and Dr
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
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