In collaboration with the School of Education, CONNECT: UH Common Reading Experience Programme are delighted to invite you to attend a special guest lecture presented by Dr Todd Landman, (BA, MA, MA, PHD, FRSA), Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Social Sciences

Connect Lecture: Race, Rights and Rhetoric in the Age of Populism


The results of the EU Referendum and the US Presidential Election in 2016 were a surprise to many and have ushered in a new and divisive period of politics and social discourse. Professor Landman reflects on these events, the successful use of evocative rhetoric, and the deeper problems they have raised for questions surrounding the issues of race and rights. His reflections are based on his career as a human rights expert and as a US immigrant who has lived in the United Kingdom for 25 years.

About Dr Landman

Dr Todd Landman is a Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

He researches, teaches, and publishes on significant problems and methods associated with development, democracy and human rights. His current focus is on measuring, analysing, and evaluating interventions to combat contemporary forms of slavery.

He is Executive Director of the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence, member of the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area, Internal Fellow of the Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) research centre in the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham, and Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.

He has carried out a large number of international consultancies for DFID, the FCO, the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Canadian International Development Agency, and Amnesty International.

Dr Landman will be discussing his work at this free evening seminar which forms part of the Connect Common Reading Programme at the University.

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To register your attendance to this event, please email Graca Martins. When registering, please do let us know your association with the University (for example: if you are an applicant, a current student, alumni and so on).

We look forward to seeing many of you there!


Room N001
de Havilland Campus
University of Hertfordshire
AL10 9EU