During the last couple of years we have witnessed an unprecedented wave of anti-globalisation movements around the world. Populist movements leaning towards traditional nationalist narratives have signalled the greatest challenge yet seen to global cosmopolitanism and the ‘triumph’ of liberalism.

Brexit, the US presidential election, the global refugee and migration crisis, and political turmoil in countries such as Venezuela, are just few examples of the critical political environment we are living in.

In line with this, the Department of Politics and International Relations in collaboration with the Democratic Education Network and the Corporate Social Responsibility Team (CSR) are organising the Westminster Challenge Convention – The End of the Global, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May.

This two day conference will be the platform for both Westminster and international students to work in partnership on various panel sessions around:

* People and Places: New Perspectives of Identity in the Global

* Human Wrongs: Responsibility to Care

* Fighting Patriarchy: The Role of Women in International Relations

* Development: Transforming the Individual in a Global Community

* Inequality Makes the World Go Round: Economics, Trade and Nation States

* Global Governance: Visualising a post-Liberal World Order

Professor Alex Hughes – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), Professor Dibyesh Anand – Head of Politics and International Relations and Dr. Farhang Morady Principal Lecturer in Development will be conducting the opening remarks.

This event will host more than 30 international students and will be an excellent platform to discuss pressing questions on politics and current global affairs. If you would like to attend, please register here.

For more information visit the Democratic Education Network Website or email Andrea Montalvo – CSR Coordinator at A.Montalvo@westminster.ac.uk

Andrea Montalvo

Andrea Montalvo

Corporate Social Responsibility Support Coordinator at University of Westminster
Andrea joined the Social Responsibility team in January 2016 in the role of CSR Support Coordinator and she is currently responsible for coordinating the implementation of the governance, communications, training, reporting, staff, student & stakeholder engagement elements of the CSR Strategy.

Andrea can be contacted at: a.montalvo@westminster.ac.uk
Andrea Montalvo

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