The Department of European & International Studies invites pupils and teachers from state schools to participate in the interdisciplinary one-day conference The Language of Politics, to work in a sustained way with experienced academics in the fields of Politics, History, Economics, and Modern Foreign Languages at King’s College London.

Pupil sessions will offer a taste of the cultural and linguistic diversity that these subjects have to offer in terms of university study and career prospects. Teacher sessions will provide a space for exchange about best practice as well as innovative teaching materials and strategies. Both strands of the conference are united by the focus on languages and culture as a fundamental building block of national and international politics. Diplomatic negotiations, political campaigning, understanding of different political cultures, and attitudes toward ideological difference play a crucial role in the current geopolitical situation. Yet how do we understand this cultural realm of the political?

Event: The Language of Politics. A free, one-day pupil and teacher conference.

When: 01 June 2018, 10 am – 5 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Where: King’s College London, Strand Campus

Application deadline for pupils: 14 May 2018. Please apply here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/26UEA/

Registration deadline for teachers: 14 May 2018. Please register here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/YHEY0/

Registration is also open via https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/event-story.aspx?id=9061801f-cef0-4532-9951-deef5dc45eed where you’ll find further information about the event location and the participating departments. A detailed programme will be posted there in due course.

Further information regarding eligibility can be found on the individual teachers and pupils flyers.

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