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“Social movements, Social Change, and Democracy”
Lecture

MEGARON PLUS

Megaron Plus & the London School of Economics and Political Science
in collaboration with the LSE Hellenic Alumni Association

Cycle:  “New Reflections on Our Changing World”

Speaker: Professor Craig Calhoun, President and Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science

Discussant: Nikos Mouzelis, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, LSE

Coordinated by Kevin Featherstone, FAcSS, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics
Director, Hellenic Observatory

In recent years, in a period of global instability, a number of significant popular demonstrations have taken place around the world – in Constitution Square in Athens, in Tahrir Square, Tunisia, Chile, Turkey, and more recently in Kiev.
What do these popular demonstrations have in common? What can they tell us about democracy, capitalism and the changes occurring in our contemporary societies?

In English with simultaneous translation


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