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COMMENTS 

Immigration deserves a proper, open debate.

In a letter to the Financial Times, UCL's Professor of EU Law Piet Eeckhout outlines his bemusement at the current discourse on immigration in the UK.
Prof Piet Eeckhout
3 December 2014

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Starts: Dec 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

UCL European Institute

Events

A European Spring for a More Decent, Dynamic and Democratic Europe

2 February 2015
The UCLU European Society hosts writer and political entrepreneur Philippe Legrain. Mr. Legrain will talk on themes emerging from his latest book “European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess - and How to Put Them Right" More...

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

Nous sommes citoyens: Freedom of Expression after Paris

11 Feburary 2015
In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris recently, there is an urgent need to debate the values that tie us together as citizens – a commitment to freedom of expression and to freedom from violence and fear – and the challenges of sustaining those values in a world of difference and conflict. More...

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

Nous sommes citoyens: Freedom of Expression after Paris

11 Feburary 2015
In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris recently, there is an urgent need to debate the values that tie us together as citizens – a commitment to freedom of expression and to freedom from violence and fear – and the challenges of sustaining those values in a world of difference and conflict. More...

Starts: Feb 11, 2015 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

UCL Global Citizenship Lecture 2015: Shami Chakrabarti

24 Febuary 2015
In this public lecture, Shami Chakrabarti discusses the vital importance of civil liberties for citizenship, both local and global, and the way that these liberties are increasingly under threat in a post-9/11 world. More...

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

Public Health, Public Order and Public Morality

4 March 2015
Subtitled: Historical and Methodological Perspectives on the Spatial Politics of Prostitution in London, Delhi and Lima, this panel brings together scholars working on the history of prostitution in three different cities in order to explore the convergent and divergent experiences produced by the regulation of space and the regulation of sexuality in the twentieth century. More...

Starts: Mar 4, 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