Departmental News

British Politics UGs in Parliament

Dr Isabelle Hertner, with Margherita de Candia and Malte Laub, took a group of first-year students from the British Politics module to Parliament. They were given a guided tour of both chambers, where all the quirks and traditions of Westminster were explained. The visit was sponsored by King’s local MP for the Cities of London & Westminster, the Rt Hon Mark Field.


Ramon Pacheco Pardo appointed Korea Chair

Congratulations to Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, who has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Korea Foundation-Free University of Brussels Korea Chair, the first Korea Foundation-sponsored Chair in Europe. The Chair will concentrate on promoting knowledge about Korea and Northeast Asia across Europe, strengthening Europe-Korea relations, and helping to bring stability to the Korean Peninsula. These goals will be achieved through original research, policy briefings, conferences and workshops, and partnerships across Europe, Northeast Asia and the US. Ramon will remain a full-time member of academic staff at EIS and KCL, but will be part-time seconded to tenure this Chair.

Capital.150: Marx’s ‘Capital’ Today conference on YouTube 

The Department of European and International Studies (School of Politics & Economics, King’s College London), along with the blog, organised a major international conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s text Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. The Capital.150: Marx’s ‘Capital’ Today  conference took place on 19-20 September, 2017.

It attracted from around the world some of the leading scholars and research networks in the field. There were lively debates among speakers and audience on the roots of the global economic and financial crisis, contemporary imperialism, and the prospects of global capitalism. David Harvey and Michael Roberts debated how to map the terrain of anti-capitalist struggles in the plenary of the evening of September 19. The same topic re-emerged throughout the conference as participants investigated the nature of the present political conjuncture and the prospects for the labour movement.

All the sessions are available to watch on YouTube