The expertise of EIS academics is much-valued in the media. Here you can find an overview of their latest comments, interviews, and guest contributions.
Angelos Chryssogelos took part in the Working Group ‘The Global Rise of Populism’ at the ISA annual conference in Baltimore.
Emmy Eklundh and Paolo Gerbaudo have been interviewed by The Guardian on how social media and populism are coupling in new and powerful ways and changing our lives in the process. The interview is part of the Guardian’s Chips with Everything tech podcast series.
Stathis Kouvelakis has been interviewed by Révolution Permanente on the recent French publication of his 2003 book Philosophy and Revolution: from Kant to Marx. An English version of the interview has been published by Verso Books.
Ramon Pacheco Pardo has been interviewed by twice by Newsweek, and also by the Daily Telegraph, , Al Jazeera English, JoongAng Ilbo, Monocle 24, Radio Ciudad Buenos Aires, O’Globo, and People’s Daily in the past week on Korean, Chinese and Asian affairs.
Anand Menon has been awarded the King’s Award for the Most Significant Contribution to Public Engagement. Also, he won the Political Studies Communicator award for evidence-based information on the EU referendum at the Political Studies Association’s annual awards ceremony in Westminster last night. Congratulations, Professor Menon!
The UK in a Changing Europe, directed by Anand Menon, won a further award in November: It was awarded Prospect’s ‘UK One to Watch’ award 2016, which the team collected from Prospect editor Tom Clark at the Speaker’s House in the House of Commons. The Prospect awards are given in recognition of the work carried out by think tanks across the globe and recognise the most original, influential and rigorous work on the most pressing challenges facing us today.
Arnaud Hoyois published in contributed to the Financial Times’ The Future of Britain Project and published his text on the ability of a European Bill of Rights to change the negative nature of the public debate. He also contributed to the LSE’s Brexit Blog arguing that ‘A “Soft Brexit” is the only viable strategy in a post-liberal world’.
Lucia Pradella was interviewed by James Butler at Novara FM in a programme called ‘Italy after the Referendum: Insurgents, Constitutions, Volatility‘.
Jim Wolfreys has published two pieces in Prospect Magazine, looking at French politics: In one, he analyses Marine Le Pen’s chances in the upcoming elections. In another text, he approaches the question, whether or not François Fillon will be France’s next president.
Anand Menon, as the Director of the UK in a Changing Europe in cooperation with the Political Studies Association, wrote the research paper ‘Brexit and Beyond: How the United Kingdom Might Leave the European Union’. He also wrote and presented a BBC Radio 4 analysis programme in which he travelled other EU countries to research how political forces in other countries will shape any future UK-EU deal. The programme was also featured in The Guardian. An analysis of his on Brexit and the European Common Security and Defence Policy can be found in the European Leadership Network.
Koldo Casla presented a paper written for the human rights group Just Fair on the European Commission’s consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights at Liverpool Hope University in a workshop organised by Re-Invest, a network of 19 partners from twelve countries researching and advocating solidarity and social inclusion across Europe.
Lucia Pradella will give a keynote speech at the International Conference of Contemporary Marxist Thought, Marx2016, in Stockholm on the 16th of October. The conference is organized by ABF Stockholm, the Centre for Marxist Social Studies (CMS), Clarté, Fronesis, IMER Association, and Tidsignal.
On the 17th of October, she will give a talk at the conference ‘Connected Histories of Neoliberalisation’, organized by the Goldsmiths Latin American Hub at Goldsmith University.
Stathis Kouvelakis discusses the notion of ‘de-globalization’ and the cleavage between ‘globalists’ and ‘supporters of sovereignty’ on the French public radio France Culture. The podcast of the programme is available here.