The Independence Lectures – In association with Pluto Press and Wordpower Books

Over the coming months we will be co-hosting “The Independence Lectures” with the Edinburgh University Sociology Department and the Glasgow University Centre for Socialist Theory and Movements in association with Pluto Press and Wordpower books. This series of public events will be addressed by renowned academics, authors and thinkers, who will introduce radical arguments on a variety of topics related to Scotland’s constitutional debate.

Through this series, we will explore every aspect of the independence debate, introducing detailed discussions on economics, history, society and culture. Our aim is to facilitate an in depth discussion on the meaning of independence, and its relationship with social change.

We are pleased to announce that the series will commence with two lectures from internationally renowned author, activist and filmmaker Tariq Ali.

Tariq is a member of the editorial board of the journals New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He is the author of numerous books, including Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties (2005), A Banker for All Seasons (2007) The Obama Syndrome (2010) and On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation (2011).

Tariq will present two lectures on the 14th March in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The first will be “Dismantling the British State: Strategy, Tactics and Ideology” 3.30pm Appleton Tower – Lecture Theatre 5 Edinburgh University George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LE (This lecture is co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh Sociology Department). Join the facebook event.

The second will be “Scotland: Between Past and Future” 6.30pm Boyd Orr – Main Lecture Theatre Glasgow University University Avenue Glasgow G12 8QQ (This lecture is co-hosted by the Glasgow University Centre for Socialist Theory and Movements). Join the facebook event.

To avoid disappointment, we advise that you arrive early for both of these events.

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