In October we ran a very successful event when Alice Panepinto spoke about International Law in Coventry Central Library. The audience was so enthusiastic about that some of them continued the conversation in the street after the event!

Our next event on 23 November will bring together two distinguished academics to explore what the future might hold for democracy. More information below.

November also brings the annual Peace Festival to Coventry, and this year has at least one event of interest to UNA supporters on the role of the UN Secretary General, as described below. Details of all Peace Festival events can be found on our sister website starting from CovPeaceFest.uk. Thanks to Vedat Ozgun from the University of Coventry for help with adding these events.

We are currently working with Mr Rhys Davies, Faculty Leader of Humanities and Peace and Justice Coordinator from Cardinal Newman Catholic School to create a Coventry Schools Peace & Justice Forum, which will support teachers who want to explore these topics within their schools. The first meeting will be on 30 November. Details here.

We are also working with India Holme from the University of Warwick to create a Climate Action Network which will link together all those within the city who are trying to combat climate change.

Finally we have had a strong response from our advertisement for volunteers from the University of Warwick and will be meeting them in the coming days to explore how we can work together to promote UNA in the city.

Does Democracy Have A Future?

Does Democracy Have A Future?

The word "democracy" means different things to different people and in different places – can it really mean such different things? Is it always a good thing? Democracy in many places seems to be under threat from apathy, disillusion and populism: can it survive, and if so how? This discussion will involve two distinguished experts with profound knowledge of the …

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Role of the United Nations Secretary-General

This event will discuss the role of the UN Secretary-General, which has been described as the most difficult job in the world. The next Secretary-General will be Antonio Guterres who, for the first time, was selected from a list of candidates. The event will be chaired by Rod Fielding who will invite the audience to question Gian Clare, the Chair …

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