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Don’t let the Paris murderers win

Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and EU reform

Piet Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...

Starts: Jan 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Europe and Research Excellence in the UK

Prof. Dame Julia Goodfellow examines the role of EU research collaboration and funding in sustaining and fostering research excellence in the UK.
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow
9 February 2015 More...

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

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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

Poetry evening with Maud Vanhauwaert

4 March 2015
Award-winning young Belgian poet Maud Vanhauwaert recites her latest work. 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

Civilisation and its Critiques: An Art-Historical Perspective

13 March 2015
This panel discussion will reconsider the controversies surrounding the 1969 BBC series 'Civilisation', looking particularly at how criticisms of the conception of art and civilisation presupposed in that series have subsequently been negotiated within the discipline of Art History.

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

How to Become a #FailedIntellectual. And Why.

16 March 2016
Join us for a talk and conversation with Eric Jarosinski, editor of @NeinQuarterly, the Internet's leading "Compendium of Utopian Negation", on what's so funny about peace, love, despair, Critical Theory, German grammar, and other assorted spectres haunting Europe. In cooperation with the LSE. More...

Starts: Mar 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Passionate Politics: Themes and Methodologies in cross-disciplinary perspective

20 March 2015
This conference will review and compare how different academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities engage with political passion.  More...

Starts: Mar 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and the European Convention on Human Rights

23 March 2015
Next up in our Britain & Europe Series: Should we think of the ECHR as undermining decisions of democratically elected governments or as placing the sorts of limitations on governments required to protect human rights? Organised with the UCL Institute for Human Rights.

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

Addressing the scientific challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development

2 March 2015
Prof. Maria Betti will discuss ways in which science and technology can help to address the challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development. More...

Starts: May 12, 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