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Migration, the lightning rod of the EU referendum

The EU-Turkey deal should have no role in the Brexit debate, yet it brings the crucial question of the European Union and migration into focus at an inopportune time.
14 April 2016
Uta Staiger

Published: Apr 19, 2016 1:11:35 PM


Unsettling times for a settled population? Polish perspectives on Brexit

Many Poles have lived, worked, and settled in the UK for up to 12 years now. Anne White, Professor of Polish Studies at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, says it’s no longer so easy for them to pick up and leave.
14 April 2016
Anne White

Published: Apr 19, 2016 12:48:34 PM

Some thoughts on the psycho-geography of Europe’s free movement

Some thoughts on the psycho-geography of Europe’s free movement

Eastern European migration takes place in a very different context than it once did. Eva Hoffman, author and essayist, asks what drives people to leave, and what drives them back again? This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy.
7 April 2016
Eva Hoffman

Published: Apr 19, 2016 10:39:13 AM


ESSEC IRENE Summer Program

19 April 2016
ESSEC IRENE – Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation has the pleasure to organise a two-week summer school entitled "European Negotiation Program
The EU at the Crossroads?" from  4th to 16th of July 2016 in Paris.

Published: Apr 19, 2016 1:22:46 PM

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UCL Grand Challenges 2021

7 April 2016
Find out more about the next five years of UCL Grand Challenges.  Learn about our two new Grand Challenges; Transformative Technology and Justice and Equality. Hear how you can get involved and ask your questions about the future of this exciting cross-disciplinary programme. More...

Published: Apr 14, 2016 11:50:13 AM

Special seminar series on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union

15 March 2016
We have teamed up with the Constitution Unit to hold a special series of seminars on the constitutional implications of Brexit in the run-up to the referendum.

Published: Mar 15, 2016 3:43:00 PM


Britain & Europe Series

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

UCL in the Press

Inglorious Isolation: A European's History of Britain

4 April 2016
Dr Lucia Rinaldi (UCL SELCS) discusses the portrayal of the British in Italian cinema and the depiction of Italy in British films.

Published: Apr 11, 2016 11:37:50 AM

Britain on the brink of blackouts for four winters

31 March 2016
Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) says he believes the demand-supply margin for energy is still very close but the system is more flexible than people think...

Published: Apr 11, 2016 11:34:36 AM

As more immigrants arrive, some Britons want to show them and EU the door

14 March 2016
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) says that judging the negative effects of immigration by easy comparisons, such as the effect of cheap labour on wages, is naïve.

Published: Mar 21, 2016 10:55:51 AM

Featured Events 

UK Science and EU membership

EU membership and UK Science

12 May 2016
The science and research community in the UK is one of the strongest in the world, even as it faces growing international competition since the 1970s. During that time, the UK has also been engaged in European integration. But is there a connection between EU membership and the performance of UK science and research? More...

Starts: May 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM


Concepts of Passions and Politics

3 June 2016
Looking at specific situations of political action, this international workshop - part of our Passionate Politics projects - will explore how the passions are linked to politics in theories, languages, symbolic systems, and vocabularies.

Starts: Jun 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM