British Academy announces With Great Power events season

22 Apr 2016

What makes a good political leader? How have leaders in government changed over time, from the divine right of kings to the modern age of social media?
One year on from the General Election and with the US Presidential race in full swing, join authors, academics and journalists in a month of events at the British Academy to explore what it takes to inspire action, create change and leave a lasting legacy.


Renowned political scientist Joe Nye will discuss political power on the global stage in a talk about America's role in the world in this election year. Other events include a talk by historian Margaret MacMillan on personality and the role of the individual in history, and a panel discussion questioning whether social media is becoming a political force in its own right. To conclude the month's events, creator and author of House of Cards, Lord Michael Dobbs, will talk about his experience of treading the line between fact and fiction in the world of politics.


All ten events are free to attend. To register online or for further information please visit: www.britishacademy.ac.uk/greatpower 


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