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What's wrong with multiculturalism?
Milton K Wong lecture
Chan Centre, Vancouver, 3 June 2012

 

Rethinking the question of difference
Criticise This!
Ulcinj, Montenegro 18 May 2012

 

Beyond the sacred
Blasphemy! conference
London, 28 January 2012

 

Immigration and citizenship in Europe
Trudeau Foundation conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia
17-20 November 2011

 

God, science and the quest for moral certainty
'The Lust for Certainty' conference,
London, 26 March 2011

 

Why both sides are wrong in the race debate
'Genetic Brainwash' conference, Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters,
Olso, 9 March 2011

 

Science, morality and the Euthyphro dilemma
'Talking Brains' conference, Einstein Forum, Potsdam, 3-4 December 2010

 

Rushdie Affaeren
In conversation with Aslak Nore
Gyldenhal Arena, Oslo, 29 October 2009

 

Offending the audience
Debate at 'All Together Now?: British Theatre after Multiculturalism' conference
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, 14 June 2009

 

Why the sacred is not sacred to me
Debate with Douglas Hedley and Hilary Lawson on 'Imagining the Sacred'
'When the Light Comes In' philosophy festival
The Globe at Hay, Hay on Wye, 31 May 2009

 

The guilt of science?: Race, science and Darwinism
The 2009 Voltaire Lecture
Conway Hall, London, 23 April 2009

 

The return of racial science?
Conference on 'Race in the Modern World'
Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2 April 2009

 

From fatwa and book burning to jihad and hate laws:
Twenty years of free speech wars

Debate with Tariq Modood,
Bishopsgate Institute, London, 12 February 2009

 

The return of religion - and other myths
Conference on 'Post-secularism'
BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands, 11 January 2009

 

The Rushdie affair, twenty years on
Talk at the Battle of Ideas, London, 2 November 2008

 

Barack Obama, the presidential race and race in America
Debate with Candace Allen and David Roediger
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, 23 September 2008

 

Out of bounds
Conference on 'Extremism and the Law: Free Speech in an Age of Terror'
London, 16 June 2008

 

Why immigration is a social problem
Seminar on 'The Political and Cultural Debates Surrounding
Migrant Workers in the UK'
The Advanced Leadership Development Programme,
University of Oxford, 8 November 2007

 

Free speech in a plural society
Opening addresss to the
19th meeting of European Cultural Magazines
London, 27 October 2006

 

'Freedom of speech must include the licence to offend'
Debate oragnised by Intelligence Squared
Royal Geographical Society, London, 7 June 2006

 

Hate speech in a plural society
EU NGO forum on
'Incitement, hate speech and the right to free expression'
Lancaster House, London, 8-9 December 2005

 

Why do we still believe in race?
Cheltenham Festival of Science, 6 June 2003

 

Can multiculturalism work?
Debate with Adam Kuper, Bonnie Greer and Frahad Khosrokharvar
Conference on 'Attention Seeking: Multicululturalism and the Politics of Recogntion'
Institut Fran├žais, 16 November 2002

 

Human nature, human differences and the human subject
Paper presented to the Society for the Study of Human Biology
Symposium on 'The Ethics of Human Biology: Difference, Diversity and Deviance'
Institute of Education, London, 20-22 September 2002

 

In defence of human agency
Paper presented to the Engelsberg Seminar on
'Consciousness, Genetics and Society'
Avesta, Sweden, 14-16 June 2002

 

Flexibility, plasticity and agency
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Flexibility
University of Oslo, 15-17 March 2002

 

The changing meaning of race
Dayschool on 'The Reinvention of Race'
Oxford University Department of Continuing Education
Rewley House, Oxford, 22 September 2001

 

Materialism, mechanism and the human mind
Rationalist Press Association conference, 13 July 2001

 

Man, beast and zombie
Edinburgh International Science Festival, 16 April 2001