Free: Coming of Age at the end of History with Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi with book cover

Free: Coming of Age at the end of History with Lea Ypi

Monday, 13 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Investcorp Auditorium
Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)
Ezgi Basaran (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Paul Betts (St Antony's College, Oxford)

Book presentation

Free: Coming of Age at the end of History with Lea Ypi

Free is an engrossing memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history.

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Lea Ypi (@lea_ypi) is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Before joining the LSE, she was a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a researcher at the European University Institute where she obtained her PhD.

Othon Anastasakis is Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) and Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College. He teaches “South East European politics and European integration” for the OSGA and “EU politics” for the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford. His research interests include Balkan comparative politics, global and regional geopolitics, transition and democratisation in Southern and South Eastern Europe, Greek foreign policy, Greek-Turkish relations, European populism and extreme right, Russia in South East Europe, Greek and South East European diaspora, Turkey and the EU, Turkish foreign policy in the Balkans, EU’s enlargement.

Paul Betts is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Oxford. His research and publications center on Modern European Cultural History in general and 20th Century German History in particular.  He is especially interested in the relationship between culture and politics over the course of the century, and have worked on the themes of material culture, cultural diplomacy, photography, memory and nostalgia, human rights and international justice, death and changing notions of private life.


Co-convened with Paul Betts

In association with the Faculty of History