Reminder: UKCLA Annual General Meeting and Roundtable, Monday 7th January 2019

This is a friendly reminder that the UKCLA Annual General Meeting will be held at 12 o’clock on the 7th of January 2019 in the Keeton Room, Bentham House, University College London, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H OEG (map). The AGM is open to all paid up members of the UKCLA.

All UKCLA members are invited to a Round Table conference following the AGM on the 7th of January 2019. The AGM will be held between 12-1pm. The conference will start at 1.10pm and run until 4pm. Non-members who would like to attend should send their request to Professor Leyland who will indicate whether places are still available or not. Professor Leyland’s email address is

Threats to Democracy and the Constitution

Welcome: Sebastian Payne, President UKCLA (1.10 – 1.15 pm)

Panel 1: The Rise of Populism in Europe (1.15- 2.30 pm)

Chair: Professor Merris Amos (Queen Mary, University of London)


Professor Alison Young (University of Cambridge): The Rise of Populism as a Threat to the UK Constitution

Professor Bojan Bugaric (University of Sheffield): The Many Faces of Populism in Europe

Q & A

Coffee/tea break (2.30 pm -2.45 pm)

Panel 2: Threats to Democracy in the Digital Age (2.45 pm- 4 pm)

Chair: Sebastian Payne (University of Kent)


Ravi Naik (Partner at ITN Solicitors and Law Society’s ‘Human Right’s Lawyer of the Year’ 2018)


Julianne Kerr Morrison (Barrister, Monckton Chambers):

Data Mining for Political Purposes; Regulatory Deficits and Controversial Cases (Cambridge Analytica/Facebook)

Q & A