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  • Date and time: Tuesday 27 November 2018, 6.30pm to 8pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

York Union event

The York Union warmly invites you to attend our final external speaker event of term.

We will be welcoming hosting distinguished speakers for a debate on socialism with the following motion: 'This House believes socialism is disastrous in theory and in practice.'
Proposing the motion is Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is a Fellow of the Age Endeavour Fellowship and has previously been a Research Fellow at the Berlin-based Institute for Free Enterprise. He is a regular contributor to various journals in the Britain, Germany and Switzerland, and has makes frequent media appearances arguing for market-based policy solutions.
Opposing the motion is Werner Bonefeld, Professor of Political Economy at the University of York. He is Director of the School of PEP and a prominent figure in the Open Marxism school of thought. He is part of the Critical Theories of Antisemitism Network and and an associated researcher of the research network ‘Right, History and Memory’. He is currently co-editing a three volume handbook on critical theory, which is forthcoming with Sage in 2018.
The debate will include a Q&A during which time audience members can pose questions to Kristian and Werner. Our events are as intelligent as our audience so please join us for what should be a lively and engaging evening!
Please bring your free ticket with you to the event. You cannot be guaranteed entry without your ticket but those without tickets may be allowed entry only if spaces are available.
To cover the expenses of hosting this event we suggest a small donation of £2 from students and £4 from members of the public at the door for those who are able. The York Union is a strictly not-for-profit organisation run by a small group of volunteers.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop