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Café Europa Presents Rishi and the Royals: Race, Class, and Politics in Modern Britain

Wednesday, March 22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
238 HRCB

Over the past year, political leadership in the United Kingdom has changed dramatically: most visibly, Queen Elizabeth II has been succeeded by her son King Charles III. More significantly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his job and was replaced as PM by Liz Truss and then by Rishi Sunak. In both cases, the politics of race has been apparent—and not in ways that Americans might expect. How will those transitions change the future of the UK? What do they say about the role of race and class in Britain today? Join us for a discussion with Prof. Joel Selway, a biracial British citizen and BYU political scientist who specializes in the politics of ethnicity.

Panelists: Scott Cooper (Political Science) and Joel Selway (Political Science).

Sponsored by the European Studies program and part of the Café Europa lecture series.