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Lecture: 'UK referendum on Europe: could the public decide?'

Weds 20 May, 6-8pm The Open University, London

» Part of the CCIG Lecture series on 'Being on the line: citizenship, identities and governance in times of crises'. Keynote given by Kesi Mahendran. This event provides an opportunity to debate the UK referendum on Europe and explore social psychological research on how we, the public, debate big political questions.

 

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1 May 2015

CCIG Lecture Series: Kesi Mahendran on 'A UK referendum on Europe: could the public decide?'
Wednesday 20 May, 6-8pm
The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP

This keynote is part of the CCIG Lecture series on 'Being on the line: citizenship, identities and governance in times of crises'. The keynote will be given by Kesi Mahendran (The Open University). The event will provide a valuable opportunity to debate the UK referendum on Europe and to explore social psychological research around how - we the public - debate the big political questions of the day.  A panel of people (including Molly Andrews, University of East London and Niccolo Milanese, Chair of European Alternatives) engaged with issues relating to citizen rights, the European Union and political subjectivity will debate the evidence and assess – whether the public could decide. Further details and registration here.

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