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Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain

In the aftermath of the EU referendum a number of Central and South East Europeanists wrote blogs reflecting on possible parallels between Brexit and break-ups of multinational socialist states like Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in early 1990s.
Sean Healy
1 August 2016

Published: Aug 1, 2016 4:22:29 PM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Published: Jul 18, 2016 5:02:44 PM


Call for Papers: Populism in Historical Perspective

Call for Papers: Populism in Historical Perspective

The last decade has seen the rise of politicians, parties and governments to whom the label ‘populist’ can usefully be applied. This is true not only in Europe, but also in North and South America, Turkey, India and elsewhere. This symposium, to be held on 11 November 2016, seeks to historicise these phenomena. We invite abstracts for papers covering twentieth and twenty-first century populism across a broad geographical range.

Published: Jul 19, 2016 1:55:32 PM

Video: UCL Provost addresses staff & students

24 June 2016
In light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur assures UCL students and staff from EU countries that they will continue to be as valued and as welcome as before. More...

Published: Jul 5, 2016 1:44:00 PM

UCL in the Press

Building the Brexit team

16 July 2016
Dr Nicholas Wright (UCL Political Science) comments on the issues behind staffing needs for the bureaucratic work required, following the decision to leave the EU...

Published: Aug 2, 2016 1:59:22 PM

There is turmoil ahead, but UK scientists can weather the post-Brexit storm

14 July 2016
Dr Jenny Rohn (UCL Medicine) discusses how science can adapt following the UK's decision to leave the European Union...

Published: Aug 2, 2016 1:57:13 PM

Featured Events 

summer break


July-September 2016
As every year, the Institute will hold no public events over the summer term. Our programme is set to resume in October. More...

Starts: Jul 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM