Closed seminar 'Reimagining democracy'

Convened by Hugh Starkey (UCL) and Yves Sintomer (MFO)

This closed seminar aims at facilitating interdisciplinary explorations on the future of democracy with scholars from Paris, Oxford and London to develop further collaborations and projects.

Organised by UCL and MFO, in collaboration with OxPo.




9.00 Arrival and coffee

Panel 1. 9.30am – 11.00pm. Reimagining Democracy in a Post-Democratic Age

Chair: Philippe Marlière (UCL)

Colin Crouch (Warwick), respondants: Nabila Abbas (CNRS/CRESPPA), Claire Colomb (UCL), Yves Sintomer (MFO/Nuffield)

Panel 2. 11:30am – 1:00pm. The challenges to democracy

Chair: Florence Faucher (SciencesPo)

Philippe Marlière (UCL), Melis Laebens (Nuffield), Hugh Starkey (UCL)


Panel 3. 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Decolonising the curriculum

Chair: Audrey Osler (Leeds and USN Norway)

Karen Schucan Bird (UCL), Jeanne BOUYAT (MFO/Nuffield), Abigail Branford (Jesus college)

Tea break

Panel 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Educational responses to antidemocratic forces

Chair: Hugh Starkey (UCL)

Audrey Osler (Leeds and USN Norway), Jonathan James (UCL), Eve Giaconcelli (MFO), Julian Culp (AUP)