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PHILOSOPHY TEA 

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

 

Gulliver’s Travels
Philosophy Tea, September 25, 3pm

Leaving Europe Behind – Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726)

In our first Philosophy Tea for autumn 2018, we follow the sea adventurer, Lemuel Gulliver, on a voyage of self-discovery away from his native England. Through his encounters with Little People, Big People, Flying Islands and Talking Horses, Gulliver is forced to rethink his views on European superiority. But when he starts to question his own humanity, perhaps Gulliver has gone too far.


Amartya Sen
Philosophy Tea, October 9, 3pm

Development and Freedom

Amartya Sen (born 1933) is a respected economist and philosopher from India with a broad perspective on development, inequality, freedom, democracy and social progress. In his widely read Development as Freedom (1999) he connects to the pioneering economic thinkers such as Adam Smith to argue for the enhancement of socially responsible freedom as the basis for economic development. One of his earlier works demonstrated that famines rarely happen in democracies, thus pointing to the importance of political institutions for economic development that benefits society as a whole. Similarly he demonstrated the impact of gender inequality by calculating the number of 'missing women' in the use of India's demographic statistics. 

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and the Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2017.


Americanah
Philosophy Tea, December 11, 3pm

Nigeria in a Globalized World - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s, Americanah (2013)

Our third Philosophy Tea discusses the portrayal of post-colonial Nigeria in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013). Driven by political instability and economic difficulties, the main characters – and lovers – Ifemelu and Obinze, seek a better life in the United States and England respectively. Returning to Nigeria they find that not only have they changed but so has Nigeria. Americanah, together with Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Purple Hibiscus (2003) form a loose trilogy of Nigeria after independence.

» Read more about her here
 


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 session lasts one hour, with the final twenty minutes being reserved for an open discussion with the audience. The sessions are run in English. 

Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. 

In collaboration with Uppsala University. The sessions will be disseminated as pod casts.

» Read more about Philosophy Tea since 2014




Podcast Producer: Reginateatern



Podcast Producer: Reginateatern



Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern

Podcast Producer: Reginateatern


Podcast Producer: Reginateatern


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



Podcast Producer: Reginateatern


Podcast Producer: Reginateatern




Podcast Producer: Per Torsner

Podcast Producer: Per Torsner


Podcast Producer: Per Torsner