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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
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Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

Event Reviews and Resources

Browse these pages for a selection of reviews, reports and resources that have come out of some of our approx. 30 events UCL European Institute organises or supports each year.

Entries may include:

  • Institute-authored event summaries
  • Power Point presentations from speakers
  • Blog entries or newspaper articles
  • Book reviews
  • Photographs

For any queries on these or other events we have held, please just drop us a line at european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.

Recent review pages:

Is this Time Different? The 2014 European Parliament Elections
17 October 2013

Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.

>> event review

Legacies of European Slave Ownership Workshop
17 September 2012

The workshop held at the Department of History, UCL on 17th September 2012 with funding received from the UCL European Institute, aimed at exploring slave-ownership through a European lens.

>> event review

Honouring the Righteous: Imre Rochlitz
24 April 2012

The European Institute, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL hosted a special evening honouring holocaust survivor Imre Rochlitz, who presented his recently released book Accident of Fate (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

>> event review, book review, photographs

Martin Porter on Trust in Europe during a Time of Crisis
19 March 2012

Martin Porter, Managing Director of Edelman The Centre (Brussels), drew on recent opinion survey data on the state of trust in Government, Business, NGOs and the media. He also discussed specific implications for EU institutions and the conduct of public affairs in it. Prof Richard Bellamy (UCL) responded. 

>> event report, power point presentation, photographs

The Future of Healthcare in Europe
May 2011

This high-level one-day conference was convened by the UCL European Institute and UCL Grand Challenges in cooperation with the Finnish Institute in London in May 2011. The event brought together leading academic experts, healthcare professionals, consultants and public policy officials to discuss the sector’s key challenges.

>> policy brief, edited publication including 3 commissioned thought pieces, power point presentations, conference report, booklet, photographs.