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School of Geography

David M. Smith Annual Lecture

We were honoured that Professor Laura Pulido (University of Oregan) delivered the most recent annual D. M. Smith on 'Wildfire Rumours And Denial In The Trump Era' on 10 December 2020.

Previous lectures include:

  • 2019 Professor Iwona Sagan (Department of Socio-Economic Geography, University of Gdansk, Poland) 'From communism to neoliberalism and back to populism: changing models of (not only) urban policy'
  • 2018 Professor Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield) 'Popular understandings of tolerance: what can we learn from European societies with contrasting levels of diversity?'
  • 2017 Professor Don Mitchell (Uppsala University) 'Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Revolt, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City'.
  • 2016 Tom Slater (University of Edinburgh) 'From territorial stigma to territorial justice: a critique of vested interest urbanism'. The lecture formed part of a wider event, a reunion for former students and staff in geography, geology and environmental science at QMUL. View photos of the event on Flickr and view the recording of the lecture on YouTube
  • 2015 Jennifer Robinson (University College London) 'Post-Democracy Meets Post-Colony: London as a theory destination’
  • 2014 Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) ‘Well-Being, Mental Health and the Smiths’
  • 2013 Susan Parnell (University of Cape Town) ‘Making Cities Fairer’ – click here for a video of the 2013 lecture.
  • 2012 Paul Cloke (University of Exeter) ‘Postsecular stirrings? Geographies of hope in amongst neoliberalism’
  • 2011 Jamie Peck (University of British Columbia, Canada) ‘Fast policy, at the limits of neoliberalism’
  • 2010 David Harvey (City University of New York) ‘The dialectics of social change’
  • 2009 Onora O’Neill (University of Cambridge) ‘Geographical problems, political solutions?’
  • 2008 Partha Chatterjee (Columbia University, New York) ‘Terrorism: a word that travelled’
  • 2007 Susan M Smith (University of Cambridge) ‘Who gets what, where in the tangled world of housing, mortgage and financial markets?’
  • 2006 John Pickles (University of North Carolina) ‘New cartographies of the borderlands: on the geographies of democracy-to-come’
  • 2005 Stuart Corbridge (London School of Economics and Political Science) ‘Development studies after 9/11: the (im)morality of critique’
  • 2004 Doreen Massey (Open University) ‘Space, time and political responsibility’

The 14th David M. Smith Annual Lecture, 'Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Revolt, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City' was given on Thursday 30 November 2017 by Don Mitchell, Professor of Cultural Geography in the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University, Sweden.