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Lord Kerr Speaks for Those Who Care about Britain in Europe

Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, discusses David Cameron's tactics as he prepares to fight for reform of the European Union. It remains unclear what Cameron wants from the other European governments, but he risks alienating any allies through his current negotiation strategies.
Albert Weale
28 April 2015 More...

Published: May 5, 2015 4:55:31 PM

An interview with the President of the European Court of Human Rights

Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights since September 2012, has served as a Judge in the Court for over a decade. In a recent interview with the UCL Law Society’s Silk v. Brief, highlights of which are condensed in the blog post below, he discusses the evolving role of human rights in Europe, and explores the complicated relationship between the UK and the European Convention on Human Rights.
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23 March 2015 More...

Published: Apr 15, 2015 5:05:59 PM

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In Defence of Rights

Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at UCL and practising barrister in international law, and Helena Kennedy, a leading barrister and academic in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, were members of the 2011 Commission on a Bill of Rights. In highlights from a recent article in the London Review of Books, they discuss how human rights intersect with politics, examine the UK’s strained relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, and question the possible motivations lying behind the proposed Bill.
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1 April 2015 More...

Published: Apr 15, 2015 4:53:17 PM

Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance': the Hertie Governance Report 2015

With the Eurozone crisis not yet over, Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, reviews the Hertie Governance Report 2015 as it analyses the key issues facing the European Institutions in terms of economic governance. As ad hoc solutions are found to deal with urgent matters, what does this mean for political accountability and reform in the EU, and what lessons have been learnt?
Prof. Albert Weale
14 April 2015 More...

Published: Apr 15, 2015 4:45:13 PM

Defining a new political contract for the EU

The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale 
19 March 2015 More...

Published: Mar 19, 2015 2:28:21 PM

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PADEMIA: Apply for 2015 teaching and Research Awards

21 April 2015
The PADEMIA Erasmus Academic Network issues a call for nominations for its 2015 Research and Teaching awards. Deadline 15 May 2015. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2015 12:40:50 PM

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European Institute Advisory Board

13 April 2015
We are delighted to announce two new members of the european advisory board: Damian Green MP and Dr Kirsty Hughes. More...

Published: Apr 13, 2015 10:24:54 PM

A Call for Drawings

5 May 2015
Artists, scientists and other professionals are invited to submit drawings for an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of visual thinking and the role of visualizations in cognitive and creative processes. More...

Published: Mar 18, 2015 12:54:28 PM

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Britain & Europe Series

2015-16. Click here for details on upcoming policy panels, resource collections and our new blog.

UCL in the Press

Plaid Cymru wants immigration policy to address Welsh needs

2 April 2015
Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) examines Plaid Cymru’s immigration policy. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2015 4:32:28 PM

Le Pen Family Feud

13 April 2015
Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL SELCS) explains the significance of the feud between Front National president Marine Le Pen, and her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2015 4:26:32 PM

Europe to pull trigger on Google anti-trust charges

14 April 2015
Europe’s antitrust regulator  plans to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating antitrust laws.  More...

Published: Apr 20, 2015 4:21:45 PM

Featured Events 

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CTH Annual Lecture, Samuel Moyn on Mazzini and Human Rights

20 May 2015
Prof. Samuel Moyon (Harvard) will give a lecture entitled Giuseppe Mazzini in (and beyond) the History of Human Rights. Organised by UCL Centre for Transnational History. More...

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

Mobile Identities

5 June 2015
This conference will bring together Master’s and PhD students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the identity politics of contemporary migration, with specific reference to how notions of gender, sexuality and agency shape understandings of this evolving field. More...

Starts: Jun 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Reforming the Eurozone

Reforming the Eurozone

17-18 June 2015
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This Policy Panel, organised in cooperation with Business for New Europe, is next up on our 2-year series on Britain's relationship with the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.  More...

Starts: Jun 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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