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  • 23 Nov 2021 15:00

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PHILOSOPHY TEA 

This autumn Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks. 


Tuesday
 
November 23rd – John le Carré: What is the point of spies?

Building on his background in British Intelligence John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was a global success. It has been followed by a series of other best-selling works, many of which have been filmed with prominent directors and actors. In this Philosophy Tea we focus on the role of the spies, particularly during the Cold War: Do they contribute to war or peace? Do they add to transparency and tension reduction or to conspiracy, deceit, danger and fear ? It seems le Carré seldom provide answers, but such reflections are necessary, not the least as he in 2019 was awarded the Olof Palme for making “an extraordinary contribution” to “freedom, democracy and social justice”.

» Wednesday, November 3rd – Naomi Klein: ”This changes everything”

In our second Philosophy Tea we discuss Naomi Klein’s timely and controversial contribution to the climate change debate, This Changes Everything (2014). The book is a valuable account of the debate at that time, as well as an excellent introduction to today’s climate crisis. This summer’s extreme weather occurrences, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warning about climate tipping points, and the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, which has been billed as the last chance to get runaway climate change under control, has made her 2014 analysis more relevant than ever.

» Tuesday, October 5th – Mahatma Gandhi: My Life is My Message

In this Philosophy Tea we scrutinize the life, achievements and legacy of the icon of nonviolent action Mohandas K. Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). His work began with Asian resistance against White rule in South Africa and led to a number of campaigns for India’s self-determination in the 1920s and 1930s, contributing to the country’s independence in 1947. In his book My life is My Message he summarised his thinking about nonviolence and its role in social change. Undoubtedly he is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century but at the same time remains enigmatic: not easy to follow or. We will attempt to illuminate some aspects of his life as well as his contribution to providing a role for the marginalised around the globe.


Daniel Ogden is a researcher and teacher of utopian ideas, for many years at Uppsala University and now at Mälardalen University. 

Peter Wallensteen was the first holder of the Dag Hammarskjöld Chair in Peace and Conflict Research (1985-2012) and is now Senior Professor at Uppsala University.

Each Philosophy Tea lasts one hour. The sessions are run in English. 

Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. 

The discussions will be recorded and available as pod casts.

With the support of Uppsala University, Folkuniversitetsföreningen and The English Bookshop Uppsala.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet Uppsala.  

Producer: Paul Kessel


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» Read more about Philosophy Tea since 2014





Reginateatern, Podcast · Philosophy Tea - Albert Camus - 2020-12-01

Reginateatern, Podcast · Philosophy Tea - Alva Myrdal – 2020-11-17. Podcast producer: Reginateatern

On Margaret Atwood. Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

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Listen to the podcast with Peter Wallensteen and Daniel Ogden on Bertha von Suttner at Regina Theatre 8th feb 2017 here:



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Podcast Producer: Reginateatern




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Podcast Producer: Per Torsner


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