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17:30 - 19:00 31 October 2011

Linguistic Justice


Residence of the Belgian Ambassador | H.E. Johan Verbeke (link Map)
35 Belgrave Square | SW1X 8QB |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor Van Parijs, Political Philosopher

Launching the latest book of political philosopher Philippe Van Parijs, "Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World"

In Europe and throughout the world, English is spreading at a speed never achieved by any language in human history. “Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World” starts off arguing that the dissemination of a common lingua franca is a process to be welcomed, because it provides the struggle for greater justice in Europe and in the world with an essential weapon: a cheap medium of communication and of mobilization. Professor Van Parijs, one of the most original political philosophers of the day, will be discussing this and other issues.

Organised in conjunction with Belgian Embassy in London as part of the “Belgian Salons” Series.


Uta Staiger
+44 (0)20 7679 8737 | european.institute@ucl.ac.uk


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Linguistic Justice