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COMMENTS 

The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

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...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Events

Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian: A Two-day Conference 

10-11 September 2015
This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music. More...

Starts: Sep 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The EU Referendum: Public Information and Regulation of Campaigning

17 September 2015
Jack Vowles from Auckland, NZ, and Sara Hobolt from the LSE, join UCL's Constitution Unit to speak on the relationship between Public Information and the Campaign Regulation.  More...

Starts: Sep 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Greek and Latin: Hannah Arendt and the Ancients Conference

17-18 September 2015
The major twentieth-century political theorist Hannah Arendt found inspiration for her critique of modernity in antiquity. This conference brings together Classicists, Political Theorists and Arendt scholars to look both at the impact of antiquity on her work and the potential for Arendt to open new avenues for studying the ancient world.

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Starts: Sep 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Excellent Research in the UK: Do we need the EU?

24 September 2015 
UK universities are world-renowned for their research excellence, attracting talent from across Europe and beyond. What role does the EU play in supporting groundbreaking research, discoveries and inventions, and how much do our universities need EU funding and support to remain at the cutting edge? More...

Starts: Sep 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM

SSEES Centenary Lecture by Professor Norman Davies

7 October 2015
As part of UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies centenary celebrations, professor Normal Davies will give a lecture on his latest work. More...

Starts: Oct 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM

YIVO's Histories, Contexts, Tensions

30 November - 2 December 2015
A special Litvak Days event to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of YIVO (Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut) also known as Institute for Jewish Research to be held at University College London (UCL) and the Wiener Library with a reception at the Lithuanian Embassy and featuring an exhibition, from YIVO and ULC, installed in UCL cloisters. More...

Starts: Nov 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Baroness Catherine Ashton

8 December 2015
The UCL Global Governance Institute and the UCL European Institute are pleased to announce they will host Baroness Catherine Ashton for a talk at UCL on 8th December 2015. More...

Starts: Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM