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10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

Steering Group

UCL European Institute

A Steering Group, comprising of 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. In particular, the Group will help 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
May Cassar Professor of Sustainable Heritage
David Coen Professor of Public Policy
Peter Delves
Vice Dean for Education
Piet Eekhout
Professor of EU Law
Chris Gerry Senior Lecturer in Political Economy
François Guesnet Reader in Modern Jewish History
Mary Hilson Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian History
Kevin Inston Lecturer in French
Axel Körner Professor Modern European History
Ioannis Lianos Reader in Competition Law and Economics
Véronique Munoz-Dardé Professor of Philosophy
Christine Reh
Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Peter Zusi
Lecturer in Czech with Slovak Studies