Two FREE events on 7 November 2018, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2018.

This event will be held twice on 7 November – in the afternoon at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus, and in the evening at Smokin’ Billy’s in Reading town centre. Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. See all regional 2018 events.


Venue: Palmer 104, Whiteknights Campus, RG6 6UR.
Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
– Coffee and tea will be provided

Listed as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences


Venue: Smokin’ Billy’s, 61 St Mary’s Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Listed as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences


Many people think of the United Nations as a large, slow, and expensive bureaucratic institution wracked by controversy and failures. But very few people really understand what it is, what it does, how it works and where it has been successful. In this Café Politique, we invite you to get to know this dynamic organisation a little better.

The event will feature a panel of experts from the University of Reading’s UN and Global Order Programme (UNGOP), and will include an exhibition of photographs related to their research projects showcasing and explaining different aspects of the UN. Photographs will depict a wide range of UN topics, from negotiations in the Security Council to peacekeeping operations in conflict zones.