2011 Events


‘The Things We Have to Do’: Ethics and Instrumentality in Humanitarian Communication – A talk by Visiting Fellow David Nolan

As Barnett and Weiss have suggested, ‘humanitarianism is not separate from the world it attempts to civilize; in many respects it is its creature’. This talk, by drawing on interview research with practitioners from several major aid and development agencies, seeks to (re)consider the relationship between the ethics and practice of humanitarian communication.

David Nolan is a lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy in May 2011.

All welcome!

Tuesday 24 May 2011

5-7 pm NAB (New Academic Building) 302


Markets and the Limits of Democracy: a talk by Colin Leys

At a time of rapid and controversial reform of Britain’s public sector, Goldsmiths’ Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy organizes a public talk with Colin Leys (Goldsmiths and Queens University, Ontario). Professor Leys is the author of Market-Driven Politics (Verso 2000) and the co-author with Stewart Player of The Plot Against the NHS (Merlin 2011) and Confuse and Conceal: The NHS and Independent Treatment Centres (Merlin 2008).

Thursday 3 March 2011 – The Plot against the NHS

Without putting choice to the electorate or the parliament the coalition government is reforming the NHS to achieve an ‘improved productivity and efficiency’. Is the UK heading towards a privatised US-style healthcare market?

Karen Jennings of UNISON will be responding to Prof Leys’ talk.

6.30-8pm Richard Hoggart Building (Main Building) Room 309