Pasts and futures of the Left. Learning from history, rethinking progressivism
- Ed Miliband teaching his class ©Sciences Po
For the first time this semester, the School of Public Affairs offered the course “Pasts and futures of the Left. Learning from history, rethinking progressivism” taught by Ed Miliband, Member of the UK Parliament and former leader of Labour Party and Jenny Andersson, CNRS Research Professor and researcher at CEE.
The course combined historical perspectives on the political theory and economy of the Left in Europe and the US with perspectives on contemporary debates that define Leftist thinking. The course set actual experience of politics in theoretical light, mixing historical analysis with concrete innovative policy ideas for the future. On a weekly basis students had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Jenny Andersson and Ed Miliband to tackle different key issues for the Left and not only: among others, environmental protection, inequalities, globalization.