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Think Global Act Global

Internationalism for new times

When: March 23, 2024

Birkbeck, University of London WC1E 7HX


  • Clare Short (former Development Secretary)
  • John McDonnell MP (former Shadow Chancellor, UK)
  • Zack Polanski (Green Party deputy leader)
  • Raga Makawi (Sudanese democracy activist)
  • Madhuresh Kumar (Indian climate activist/researcher)
  • Mira Hammad (Palestinian human rights lawyer)
  • James Meadway (economist, Macrodose podcast)
  • Elia J. Ayoub (journalist, The Fire These Times podcast)
  • Shaista Aziz (Stop Trump Coalition)
  • Yulia Yurchenko (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign)
  • Nick Dearden (Global Justice Now)
  • Hamza Hamouchene (Transnational Institute)
  • Ahmed Abofoul (Legal Researcher and Advocacy Officer, Al-Haq)
  • Zofia Malisz (Razem, Poland)

Plus more to be confirmed. Fuller speaker descriptions on the ticket site.

Free markets were once sold as the route to global prosperity but now that spell is broken. Yet the contours of the new system in formation are uncertain and the role of progressives complicated. The future we face is full of dangers as well as opportunities. Environmental disasters are unfolding in front of our eyes. In too many places it is the far right – threatening a new age of calamity and war – that is seizing the initiative.

In the resistance to these dangers a vibrant internationalism is forming for these new times. 2024 may mark a major turning point for this tumultuous new era. Two billion people go to the polls. The choice in most of these contests is stark. Global democracy is in genuine peril.

How do we make sense of – and respond to – the dramatic changes that are unfolding? What does internationalism in these new times look like? How do we need to change? And what practical steps should we take?

THINK GLOBAL, ACT GLOBAL will bring together activists and thinkers from around the world to work together on finding answers to these questions. It is a process, not just an event. It is about building a movement of hope for new times.

With sessions on: Palestine solidarity • Bidenomics • Climate internationalism • Trump redux and the far right • Pan-European migrant rights organising • Brexit and the economy • Progressive foreign policy • and more

Standard tickets £10, but with a pay-what-you-can (including free) option.

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16th February 2024