Past CResCID events

Human Rights festival (22-26 February 2021): ‘Human Rights in an Age of Polarisation and Disparities'

In partnership with the Department of Global Studies and the Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, US; supported by CResCID, Kingston; and Kingston's Centre for Human Rights, Solidarity & Practice.

Human Rights festival (24-28 February 2020): ‘Empire Legacies: Human Rights & Social Justice Perspectives'

Supported by CResCID, Kingston; and Kingston's Centre for Human Rights, Solidarity & Practice.

Mental health in challenging times (25–29 November 2019)

A mental health-themed week.

Seminar series Brexit Futures (2016-2017)

The UK's dramatic decision to leave the EU has inaugurated a period of profound uncertainty and instability. The divisive and conflictive climate that accompanied and followed the EU referendum electoral campaign highlighted the way deep-seated social inequalities produced radically different experiences of the present as well as visions of a desirable future amongst the UK population. While the form of the UK's future relationship with EU is being negotiated, it is important to understand exactly what impact Brexit is going to have on the political, cultural, economic and social life of the country, its diverse population, its national constituencies and the EU member states. This seminar series aims at looking into the main dimensions and implications of Brexit by organising at Kingston University a series of eight round tables bringing together academics, journalists, politicians and other social actors with a strategic and specific experience of the social processes and dimensions involved. 

The events are open to all students and staff and are free to attend.

Organised by the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Kingston University.

Why did we Brexit?

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University
  • 6.308pm, 4 October 2016
  • Keynote speaker: Dr Michaela Benson (Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London)
  • Roundtable participants: Professor Ilaria Favretto (Professor of Contemporary European History, Kingston University), Dr Atsuko Ichijo (Associate Professor, in Politics, Kingston University), Professor Nick Mai (Professor of Sociology and Migration Studies, Kingston University), Dr Ronald Ranta, (Senior Lecturer in Politics, Kingston University), Dr Egle Rindzeviciute (Lecturer in Sociology, Kingston University) and Professor Engelbert Stockhammer (Professor of Political Economy, Kingston University)
  • Contact persons: Professors Evanthia Lyons and Nicola Mai
  • Attendance: ca 100

Brexit and the Economy

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University
  • 6.308pm, 1 November 2016
  • Speakers: John Grahl (Professor of European Integration, Middlesex University), Engelbert Stockhammer (Director of Research, Kingston University) and Ann Pettifor (Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics).
  • Chair: Rob Jump (Lecturer in Economics, Kingston University)
  • Contact persons: Professor Engelbert Stockhammer
  • Attendance: ca 80

Brexit: Views from Europe

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University
  • 6.308pm, 15 November 2016
  • Roundtable participants: Jacqueline Minor (Head of the European Commission Representation in London); H.E. Amb Daniel Mulhall (Ambassador of Ireland to the UK); Professor Anita Prazmowska (Professor of International History, London School of Economics); Professor Donald Sassoon (Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History, Queen Mary University of London); Denis Staunton (London correspondent for The Irish Times
  • Chair: Professor Ilaria Favretto (Professor in Contemporary European History, Kingston University)
  • Contact persons: Professor Ilaria Favretto and Dr Egle Rindzeviciute
  • Attendance: ca 70

EU Migrants in the UK Post-Brexit

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University
  • 6.308pm, 13 December 2016
  • Speaker: Professor Ann White (Professor of Polish Studies and Social and Political Science, University College London)
  • Chair: Dr Nevena Nancheva (Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Kingston University)
  • Contact persons:  Dr Ronald Ranta
  • Attendance: ca 40

Brexit's Impact on the Higher Education

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University London
  • 6.308pm, 07 February 2017
  • Speaker: Professor Martin McQuillan (Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural Analysis, Kingston University) and Malia Bouattia (NUS).
  • Contact persons: Dr Atsuko Ichijo

Brexit's Impact on European and British Security

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University London
  • 6.308pm, 7 March 2017
  • Speakers: Mark Webber (Professor of International Politics, Head of the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham and Vice-Chair of the British International Studies Association (BISA) and Richard G. Whitman (Professor of Politics and International Relations, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations, Director of the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent).
  • Chair: The discussion is chaired by Nevena Nancheva (Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Kingston University).
  • Contact persons: Dr Ronald Ranta

Brexit, the Media and ‘Post-Truth' Politics

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University London
  • 6.308pm, 28 March 2017
  • Speakers: Professor Brian Cathcart and Professor Dan Townend from the Department of Journalism, Publishing and Media
  • Contact person: Professor Ilaria Favretto

Contact us

For more information please contact the co - directors:

Professor Nicola (Nick) Mai

Dr Muthanna Samara

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences