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The Democratic Disconnect

In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...

Starts: Nov 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Starts: Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014

Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Why it matters that Conservatives Should Support the European Convention on Human Rights

Wednesday 3 December
In this talk, the Right Honourable Dominic Grieves QC, MP presents the case for a conservative backing of the European Convention on Human Rights.  More...

Starts: Dec 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

2014 Sakharov Debate: Religion and Human Rights in Europe

3 December 2014
Bringing together academics, politicians, lawyers, and civil society activists, this year's Sakharov Debate hosted with the European Parliament Office in the UK will discuss how our liberal democracies can respond to religious difference. More...

Starts: Dec 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Aftermath: European Film Salon

10 December 2014
The European Film Salon will be screening Aftermath (2012): A contemporary drama that was inspired by the Jedwabne progrom in the Jewish community of Jedwabne and the book "Neighbors" by Jan T. Gross. It tells the story of two brothers intent on finding out what happened in their village during the war and how their own family became entangled in the murder of their Jewish neighbours. In Poland, the film was very controversial and reignited the controversy about the role Poles played in the Holocaust. More...

Starts: Dec 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Security and immigration at the level of the EU: What’s wrong with a securitization approach?

10 December 2014

Starts: Dec 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

19–20 February 2015
This two-day workshop focuses on the societal or ‘popular’ dimension of geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Amongst the questions to be addressed are 1) How do public attitudes reflect, contradict and/or shape official geopolitical rhetoric and policy choices? And 2) How are geopolitical narratives sustained and/or challenged by domestic and transnational media, popular culture, government policies? More...

Starts: Feb 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cargo 200: European Film Salon

23 February 2015
Cargo 200 is a Russian thriller shot in 2007. It is set during the period of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.  Cargo 200 was the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Russian military. A young woman is abducted and an innocent man is accused of having murdered her. More...

Starts: Feb 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Germany Pale Mother: European Film Salon

11 March 2015
Germany Pale Mother is a West German drama from 1980. Narrator Anna tells the story of her parents before, during and after the Second World War. The film was inspired by director Helma Sanders-Brahms’ own family history. More...

Starts: Mar 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Il Divo: European Film Salon

13th May 2015
This portrait of Italy's controversial elder statesman Giulio Andreotti won the jury price at the Cannes film festival. Andreotti served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since 1946 and was accused of being involved with the Mafia and responsible for a series of political killings that marked Italy's political life from the late 1960s onwards. More...

Starts: May 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Inglorious Basterds: European Film Salon

10th June 2015
This film was directed by Quentin Tarantino and came out in 2009. It is set in German-occupied France and tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s political leadership. More...

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