Benjamin Barber

Patriotism, Autonomy or Subversion?

The role of the arts in democratic change

Dr Benjamin Barber


Dr Barber’s talk explores the history and relationship between the arts and democracy building to ask the long-raging question - can or should the arts be a driver for social change?  He will be joined by a panel of leading cultural commentators and arts practitioners to discuss whether an industry goal of instrumentality would be an act of patriotism, autonomy or subversion.


Benjamin R. Barber is a Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, and president and director of the international NGO CivWorld at Demos, and its annual Interdependence Day event. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, culture and education in America and abroad. He consults regularly with political and civic leaders in the United States and around the world. Benjamin Barber's 17 books include the classic Strong Democracy and the international best-seller Jihad vs. McWorld, which has been translated into twenty languages. Barber's honours include a knighthood from the French Government and the Berlin Prize of the American Academy of Berlin.


Panel to include:

Razia Iqbal, BBC

Natalie Haynes, comedian, writer



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Barbican, Cinema 2

08:45 Refreshments

09:30 Lecture

11:00 Panel Debate

12:00 Ends


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