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November 2018

Punch & Judy Politics: An Insiders’ Guide to Prime Minister’s Questions – in conversation with the authors – Speaker to be confirmed

November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cambridge Judge Business School (

Prime Minister’s Questions is the bear pit of British politics. Watched and admired around the world, it is often hated at home for bringing out the worst in our politicians. Yet despite successive leaders trying to get away from ‘Punch and Judy politics’, it’s here to stay. Ayesha Hazarika MBE was a special adviser to Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband from 2007 to 2015. She is now a much sought after political commentator and broadcaster. She is a…

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January 2019

‘Language Policy and National Politics: Reflections on the Rise of Israeli "New Right" and erasing Arabic as an Official Language’ – Speaker to be confirmed

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cambridge Judge Business School (

Challenges of Experimental government and public policy series Seminar followed by drinks reception. Simon Sainsbury Centre, Judge Business School, Seminar room 1. Yonatan Mendel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Yonatan Mendel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the Director of Manarat: The Center for Jewish-Arab Relations at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. His research interests include…

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Conflict and peace in 2019 – Sir Stephen O’Brien; Hamish de Bretton Gordon; Dr Devon Curtis

January 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emmanuel College – Queens Building

PUBLIC LECTURE AND OPEN TO ALL This is the launch event in the Cambridge Initiative for Making and Sustaining Peace Lent term speaker series. The speaker series examines the major challenges and possible policy options for humanitarian intervention and conflict prevention. In this first event two leading practitioners – Sir Stephen O'Brien and Hamish de Bretton Gordon will explore the ongoing conflicts and protracted humanitarian crises in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan among others and peace building efforts across the Globe.…

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March 2019

‘Poverty, unemployment and eviction in America’ – Professor Matt Desmond

March 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sinyi lecture theatre, Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School (

Registration free and open to all Lecture followed by drinks reception. Matthew Desmond is a Professor in Princeton's Department of Sociology. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he joined the Harvard Society of Fellows as a Junior Fellow. He is the author of four books, including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth…

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October 2019

“Humanitarian Action from a non-Western perspective within United Nations Multilateralism” – H.E. Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Meraikhi, UN Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy

October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Audit Room (Old Lodge), King’s College

International peace-making, humanitarian intervention and development policy are in crisis. Conflicts around the world have become protracted, millions of people hve been displaced and the number of peace settlements has decreased sharply over the past decade. Moreover, virtually all of the agreements that have been reached were mediated by coalitions of non-traditional actors, rather than through top-level United Nations diplomacy. Current ways of securing peace and delivering aid have proved unable to cope with the complex and political nature of…

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