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Models for Social Change: New Debate and Democracy

SEMINAR
Date: 25th September 2012
Venue: Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Held in conjunction with Our Democratic Heritage, this seminar will cover themes of direct democracy, technology and its impact on social campaigning, and the way in which we can help promote and facilitate public discourse that explores the meaning of the common good.    

What could be considered the successes and failures of Occupy's political experiment with direct democracy, and where is Occupy now? How is technology and social media changing the way we communicate political ideas and campaigns? What can be learned from other models of representative democracy such as Citizens UK or models used throughout Europe and more broadly, and in what way might St Paul's continue to be a centre for public discourse?

This session follows on from an earlier seminar on the history of politics and public speech at St Paul's Cross, located within the immediate grounds of the cathedral.

Speakers:

Neil Jameson - Chief Executive of Citizens UK and Lead Organiser for London Citizens

Dr Sara Hagemann - Lecturer in EU Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Ludovica Rogers - Facilitator of General Assemblies and part of the Occupy London media group

Dr Dan Plesch - Director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (SOAS) and Co-Founder of Our Democratic Heritage 

Chaired by Canon Dr Angus Ritchie - Director, The Contextual Theology Centre

This seminar is free and open to all. Spaces are limited so registration is required to attend. If you would like to register please contact institute@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or call 020 7489 1011.