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Come and investigate how society protects its citizens and keeps the peace, and discuss the importance of rebellion in a changing world.
How multinationals avoid tax (and how to stop it)
As government budgets struggle to support our highly valued public services, an individual tax-payer can find the subject of “tax dodgers” particularly difficult to accept, especially when they are large companies making shareholders rich off the profits. So, what can be done about it? Stuart will use animated visualisations to demonstrate some of the ways in which large companies pay less tax, as well as outline potential solutions to tax-dodging.
US police - Warriors or Guardians?
Dr David Baker (Research Associate and Senior Lecturer in Criminology)
We're often faced with stories of police violence in the US our media, and it can sometimes feel worlds away from our own policing. In David's talk, you'll explore how the police mindset in the US affects how and why they use force: are they 'warriors', or are they 'guardians'? Drawing on examples from David's research undertaken with families of those who died after police contact in the US in 2000-2015, the talk will touch on issues of race and mental health in relation to the people who die.”
Ideology and the rise of Populism
Since at least the late 1980s there has been an increase in strong anti-establishment ‘anarchist’ ideologies around the world. Mirko explores statistical modelling of individual political ideology, and will discuss how this ‘anarchist’ perspective is a potential root for current populist political movements.