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Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom

October 2017

“Nonviolence Works! An opportunity for the Christian community to engage in creative peacemaking” – Leeds

3rd October 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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Catholic Non-violence initiative

Marie Dennis (author and co-president of Pax Christi International) and Maria Stephan (senior policy fellow at the US Institute for Peace) Present their work on the joint Vatican/Pax Christi International initiative on Nonviolence and Just Peace. The way we go to war and deal with international conflicts has been dominated by the concepts of ‘just war’, which makes assumptions about the nature of the state and humanity, and presupposes that war can possibly solve international conflicts. Theories and practice in…

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George Lakey – A divided Britain: What can we learn from the Nordics?

6th October 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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George Lakey will present the first Howard Clark Memorial Lecture on Nonviolence: "A DIVIDED BRITAIN: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE NORDICS?” George is a leading activist and educator on Nonviolence and resistance. In his new book he takes a radical view of how we approach division and inequality and the responses we can make. In July 2017 Melville House released “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too,” a book that was made “Book…

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April 2018

Shadow World film with Andrew Feinstein – Leeds

25th April 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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ROSE BOWL 5th Floor, Room 538 Directed by Johan Grimonprez and in part based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book 'The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade', the film reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. We are really pleased that Andrew Feinstein,…

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October 2018

West Yorks CAAT AGM – Leeds

10th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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A public meeting held by West Yorkshire Campaign Against the Arms Trade, with the brilliant Dr Stuart Parkinson Executive Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR), speaking on 'Universities and the Arms Trade'. Room CL214 - All Welcome (Calverley Building, Woodhouse Lane, behind the library on the main city centre campus) Agenda for the evening (AGM 6.30, Presentation and Discussion 7.30) Welcome and Introductions: who's who Agenda review A year in campaigning: what we've done Organisational matters Constitution Appointment of…

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A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace – Leeds

31st October 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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Annual Howard Clark Memorial Lecture A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace at the example of the Korean conflict  Speaker: Dr Christine Schweitzer Organiser: Dr Rachel Julian, Director of CeASR In this presentation, the Korean conflict between North and South with its confrontation between world powers will be analyzed, using the template of “Logic of Peace”. This is a concept that has been developed by German peace researchers and practitioners to contrast the negative…

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November 2018

Film – About a War: Festival of Politics & International Relations

15th November 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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Directed by: Daniele Rugo and Abi Weaver Film screening & talk by Daniele & Abi, followed by Q&A The annual Festival of Politics & International Relations involves a programme of talks, debates, workshops and other events providing opportunities for argument and discussion on a range of social, political and economic issues – contemporary and historical, national and global.

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Labour’s ‘Peace doctrine’: Festival of Politics & International Relations

16th November 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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Fabian Hamilton MP

Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour, Leeds NE), Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament Discussants: Dr Rachel Julian, Reader in Peace Studies, Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research & Dr Jill Gibbon, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Architecture & Design The annual Festival of Politics & International Relations involves a programme of talks, debates, workshops and other events providing opportunities for argument and discussion on a range of social, political and economic issues – contemporary and historical, national and global. 

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