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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
Eva Hoffman More...

Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Steering Group

UCL European Institute

A Steering Group, comprising academic staff drawn from departments across UCL with a recognised stake and research expertise in European topics, works with the Institute’s staff to develop and deliver the programme of activities. The Group helps us ensure that the Institute represents the interests and needs of the academic community in this field. 

Tim Beasley-Murray
Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture
Stephanie Bird
Senior Lecturer in German
Ingrid Boccardi
Lecturer in EU Laws
Wendy Carlin
Professor of Economics
David Coen
Professor of Public Policy
Piet Eeckhout
Professor of EU Law
François Guesnet
Reader in Modern Jewish History
Kevin Inston
Senior Lecturer in French
Axel Körner
Professor Modern European History
Jan Kubik Director of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Ioannis Lianos
Professor in Competition Law and Economics
Philippe Marliere Professor of French and European Politics
Veronique Munoz-Dardé
Professor of Philosophy
Christine Reh
Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Peter Zusi
Lecturer in Czech with Slovak Studies