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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Advisory Board

UCL European Institute


We are privileged to be able to count on the expertise, experience and advice of an external Advisory Board, whose members have distinguished careers in politics, the media, academia, think tanks and cultural institutes. 

The Advisory Board is chaired by Sir John Birch, Chair of the UCL SSEES Advisory Board and former UK ambassador to Hungary.

  • Dominic Brett, Head of Public Affairs, European Parliament Office in the UK
  • Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice Provost International
  • Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society Institute Brussels
  • Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform
  • George Krawietz, Director, DAAD London
  • Marie-Christine Lemardeley, President, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
  • Lord Roger Liddle, UK House of Lords, Policy Network
  • John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist
  • Martin Porter, General Manager, Edelman Brussels
  • Magda Raczynska, Head of Literature, Polish Cultural Institute London
  • Michael Shackleton, Visiting Professor, University of Maastricht. Former Head of the European Parliament Office in the UK
  • Philip Souta, Head of UK Public Policy, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Janet Zmroczek, Head of European Studies, British Library