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4 July 2015
In this post, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Professor of International Relations at Oxford, and Othon Anastasakis, Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College Oxford, explain how a ‘yes’ vote in tomorrow’s Greek referendum is a choice for dignity rather than fear, as canvassed by the No campaign.
Prof. Kalypso Nicolaïdis
Dr. Othon Anastasakis More...
Published: Jul 5, 2015 2:00:52 PM
Kira Gartzou, research assistant in European Studies, analyses the differences in views expressed by Syriza towards Europe, and in particular Germany, during its winning electoral campaign, and the views now portrayed in Syriza’s party newspaper since coming to power in January 2015. What implications may this have for the future of Greek negotiations with creditor institutions, and what is actually the mandate of the Greek government?
Dr. Kira Gartzou
25 June 2015 More...
Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:02:26 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
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
2 July 2015
The European Institute's recently appointed Research Associate, Dr. Claudia Schrag Sternberg, has been announced the winner of the 2015 PADEMIA Research Award for her book The Struggle for EU Legitimacy: Public Contestation, 1950-2005.
Published: Jun 29, 2015 12:28:53 PM
27 May 2015
Our latest publication evaluates the reasons for the governments growing concern about the ECHR, it analyses the proposed alternative to the ECHR, The British Bill of Rights, and it further discusses what other options there might be for EHRC reform. More...
Published: May 27, 2015 3:10:42 PM
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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
Academics from six London university colleges, who have been exploring the interactions between post-2015 development target setting areas, launch a book detailing the results from their collective research.
8 July 2015 More...
Starts: Jul 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM
31 July 2015
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. More...
Starts: Jul 31, 2015 12:00:00 AM