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Brexit: Its Consequences for Other Member States

Start: Jun 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Constitution Unit Series
2 June 2016, 6.00-7.30pm
What are the likely effects of Brexit on politics within other member states?  Would Brexit change remaining member states’ relationships with the EU?  Would it affect decision-making within member states?  We will explore how these issues might play out in a diverse range of member states, including Ireland – the UK’s closest neighbour –, long-standing member states such as Germany and the Netherlands, and newer members such as Poland and Romania.

Concepts of Passions and Politics

Start: Jun 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

3 June 2016
Looking at specific situations of political action, this international workshop - part of our Passionate Politics projects - will explore how the passions are linked to politics in theories, languages, symbolic systems, and vocabularies.

SSEES Brexit Debate: Eastern Europe, Migration and Security

Start: Jun 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

SSEES Brexit Debate
9 June 2016, 6.45-9.00pm
This June, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies will come together to debate the EU referendum, specifically focusing on Eastern Europe, migration and security.

Squatting in East and West Europe

Start: Jun 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Squatting in Western Europe
13 June 2016 
A workshop for graduate students, postgrads and established scholars on patterns of squatting in western and eastern Europe.

The UCL EU Referendum Debate: To Remain or To Leave?

Start: Jun 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Constitution Unit Series
16 June 2016, 6.00-7.30pm
UCL will host a major debate on all the issues raised by the EU referendum, with contributions from both campaigns and from academic experts

The Impact of WWII on European Society and Culture

Start: Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM

War & Europe
23-24 June 2016
The genocidal Second World War in Europe is notable for the distinction – made in radically varying ways by different people – between what was perceived as ‘legitimate’ violence, and what went ‘beyond’ the kinds of violence that might be expected during wartime. This international and interdisciplinary conference addresses questions of individual responsibility within collective violence, and how to think and write about past events and one's own role in it.

Conceptions of Freedom I: Psychoanalysis

Start: Jun 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Conceptions of Freedom
28 June 2016, 5.00pm-7.00pm
In this opening discussion of a series on Conceptions of Freedom, Adam Phillips, renowned writer, psychotherapist and exponent of psychoanalytic ideas, will reflect on what psychoanalysis has to tell us about the subjective experience of freedom, the development of personal agency, and the relationship between psychic structure and flexibility. Phillips, who has been called “one of the finest prose stylists at work in the language” for his numerous books on psychoanalysis and literature, will be in conversation with Josh Cohen, author of “The Private Life,” as well as a psychoanalyst and literary theorist.