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Don’t let the Paris murderers win

Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Published: Feb 25, 2015 11:45:41 AM

Britain and EU reform

Piet Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 9:08:00 PM


Europe and Research Excellence in the UK

Prof. Dame Julia Goodfellow examines the role of EU research collaboration and funding in sustaining and fostering research excellence in the UK.
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow
9 February 2015 More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 8:49:18 PM

The Democratic Disconnect

In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM



Pentland Scholarship for the Executive MPA in Global Public Policy and Management

5 March 2015
The School of Public Policy at UCL invites applications for the Pentland Scholarship to support one individual undertaking its Global EMPA programme run jointly with NYU Wagner in New York.  More...

Published: Feb 17, 2015 11:26:56 AM

UCLU European Society have published the winter issue of EUREKA

13 February 2015
EUREKA is an award-winning student magazine, dealing with the politics, arts and culture of modern Europe and showcasing some of the finest journalistic and photographic talent on UCL campus.  More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 9:45:19 PM


Call for abstracts: FIGS Friday Forum

9 March 2015
The FIGS Friday Forum welcome proposals from graduate students and staff from any department, specifically in the Arts and Humanities, to give a 10-minute presentation on shame. More...

Published: Feb 5, 2015 10:54:42 AM

UCL in the Press

The response to Charlie Hebdo and the Imperial Hangover in France

26 January 2015
Dr. Micheal Collins, lecturer in Modern British, Imperial and World History at UCL argues "[i]n the long run, what may help integration in France above all is not the reassertion of a universal republican monoculture, but a frank assessment of the links between France’s past and present."

Published: Jan 26, 2015 3:58:15 PM

Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue

19 December 2014
On almost every indicator worth measuring – from public health to educational attainment and social wellbeing – the Scandinavians seem to have got things sorted. But should we all be aiming to be Norway? Indeed, is that goal even desirable? More...

Published: Dec 19, 2014 2:43:40 PM

Featured Events 


How to Become a #FailedIntellectual. And Why.

16 March 2016
Join us for a talk and conversation with Eric Jarosinski, editor of @NeinQuarterly, the Internet's leading "Compendium of Utopian Negation", on what's so funny about peace, love, despair, Critical Theory, German grammar, and other assorted spectres haunting Europe. In cooperation with the LSE. More...

Starts: Mar 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Passionate Politics: Themes and Methodologies in cross-disciplinary perspective

20 March 2015
This conference will review and compare how different academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities engage with political passion.  More...

Starts: Mar 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM


Britain and the European Convention on Human Rights

23 March 2015
Next up in our Britain & Europe Series: Should we think of the ECHR as undermining decisions of democratically elected governments or as placing the sorts of limitations on governments required to protect human rights? Organised with the UCL Institute for Human Rights.

Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media


2014 Sakharov Debate
Religion and Human Rights in Europe

3 December 2014
Video, 8:42mins