UCL EUROPEAN INSTITUTE
In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Published: Jul 27, 2015 3:34:12 PM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Published: Jun 2, 2015 9:56:51 AM
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Published: May 15, 2015 6:15:32 PM
If the British general election was a shock to many in the UK, then it was equally so for the chancelleries across the European Union. As much as they had started to think about a British renegotiation and referendum, there has been a very strong sense that the election result would throw that out of the window. Any such thoughts are now firmly gone. This commentary explores the outcome of the British General Election and the implications for a British in-out EU referendum.
Dr Simon Usherwood
8 May 2015 More...
Published: May 13, 2015 1:16:16 PM
Media coverage of the talks between Greece and its Eurozone partners sounds increasingly alarming, but is there good reason to panic about Greece?
7 May 2015 More...
Published: May 13, 2015 1:11:49 PM
14 July 2015
We would like to draw your attention to a workshop organised to debate and discuss current issues within European Politics, with a focus on the challenges and risks of a possible Brexit. More...
Published: Jul 14, 2015 11:13:46 AM
7 July 2015
For a range of views on the current Greek crisis, we would like to invite you to view a new blog which features contributions by academics and experts. More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 3:05:50 PM
29 June 2015
In this video interview, Dr. Richard Mole discusses his latest research on the migration of LGBT individuals, arguing that migration has been one of the most effective means of promoting gay rights. More...
Published: Jun 29, 2015 3:49:01 PM
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UCL in the Press
27 May 2015
Prof. David Abulafia has recently argued on behalf of Historians for Britain that ''the terms of Britain's EU membership are undermining . . . Britain's values' In the open Letter signed by a number of UCL academics, including the Deputy Director of the European Institute, Professor of German History, Mary Fulbrook, challenges this narrative. More...
Published: May 27, 2015 10:33:09 PM
19 May 2015
Dr Susanne Wiborg (UCL Institute of Education) explains how a slide in Sweden's performance on international education rankings has led to calls for more reform. More...
Published: May 19, 2015 2:50:43 PM
19 May 2015
Dr. Lucio Vinicius and Dr Andrea Migliano (both UCL Anthropology) present evidence for the view that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tended to have equal influence on where their group lived and who they lived with. More...
Published: May 19, 2015 2:45:37 PM
Forced marriage is illegal in the UK and has a huge impact on the lives of the people it affects, and yet, little is known about it. This one day workshop will set the scene and explore some of the key questions about forced marriage in regards to culture and honour, the law and police, education and health services.
31 July 2015 More...
Starts: Jul 31, 2015 12:00:00 AM
10-11 September 2015
This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music. More...
Starts: Sep 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM
The major twentieth-century political theorist Hannah Arendt found inspiration for her critique of modernity in antiquity. This conference brings together Classicists, Political Theorists and Arendt scholars to look both at the impact of antiquity on her work and the potential for Arendt to open new avenues for studying the ancient world.
17-18 September 2015 More...
Starts: Sep 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM