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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
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Writers of the UCLU European Society's award-winning Eureka Magazine contribute blog entries on Institute events and related topics.
Legacies of European Colonial Slavery
12 March 2014
This joint lecture addressed the issue of how Colonial slavery profoundly shaped modern Europe – in France as well as in Britain.
Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014
The Syrian crisis is not only the world’s largest humanitarian crisis at present, but also Europe’s biggest refugee crisis in twenty years.
EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014
EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations. Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event.
Self-Determination Processes in the EU: The Case of Catalonia
20 October 2013
and reflection on a UCL European Institute event: This half-day
conference assessed the implications of separating from the state by
concentrating on the case of Catalonia.
Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.