Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium
The Annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture is delivered by leading thinkers on a subject related to Ralf Dahrendorf’s concerns.
The 2018 Lecture will be delivered on April 27 by
Professor Michael Ignatieff, Rector, Central European University
on "The Defence of the University in Illiberal Times"
The 2017 Lecture was delivered on April 28 by
Professor Gesine Schwan, Former SPD Candidate for German President
on "Society and Democracy in Germany"
The 2016 Lecture was delivered on May 3 by
Professor Robert Post, Dean of Yale Law School
on "Free Speech in the University"
The 2015 Lecture was delivered on May 1 by
Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of the LSE
on "The Dream of a Democratic Public in Britain and Europe"
The 2014 Lecture was delivered on 29 April by
Professor Ulrich Beck, University of Munich and LSE
on "The Cosmopolitan Outlook: How the European Project can be saved"
The 2013 Lecture was delivered on 3 May by
Professor Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
on "Combining Freedom and Diversity: the challenge of religious difference"
The 2012 Lecture was delivered on 27 April by
Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University
on "How Universal is Liberalism?"
The 2011 Lecture took the form of a panel discussion with
Professor A C Grayling, Birbeck College, London
Dr Usama Hasan, Leyton Mosque and Middlesex University
Mr Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
on "Is Nothing Sacred? Free Speech and Religion"
The inaugural 2010 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture was delivered by
Lord (Adair) Turner on
“Wellbeing and Inequality in Post-Industrial Society”