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The Art of Dissident Domesticity: Incarceration, Sovereignty, Information

Start: Oct 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Art of Dissident Domesticity
6 October 2015 
This talk is a launch event for the new UCL FRINGE Centre: The Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity. 

SSEES 100 Years, The First Century - a Centenary Lecture by Professor Norman Davies

Start: Oct 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Norman Davies
7 October 2015
Professor Normal Davies will give a lecture, as part of UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies centenary celebrations.

The EU Referendum: Campaigning in London and Brussels 

Start: Oct 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

EU Referendum
8 October 2015 
Ever since David Cameron's promise to give the British electorate a vote on the UK's membership in the European Union the referendum has been high on the political agenda. With negotiations about Britain's "new deal" intensifying in Brussels, and with the campaign to stay in the EU about to launch, public debate and contestation about Britain and Europe will pick up momentum in the months to come.

National Parliaments and the EU

Start: Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

National Parilaments
12 October 2015 
Strengthening the role of national parliaments is one central demand in the UK’s agenda in re-negotiating the terms of its EU membership. In addition, Parliament’s control over EU decision making promises to be an important battleground of debate in the referendum campaign. The House of Lords EU Committee published an important report on the question in March 2014.

UCL Provost’s Lunch Hour Lecture

Start: Oct 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM

13 October 2015
UCL’s President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, will give a summary of our progress to date with our ambitious strategy, UCL 2034. This will be set against the background of his personal analysis of the ever-changing external funding and political environment for Higher Education in the UK and more globally.

Europe from the outside in? Imagining civilization through collecting the exotic 

Start: Oct 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM

21 October 2015 
This conference will consider the historical emergence of a distinct European social imaginary in terms of Europe’s appropriation and internalization of elements from other continents and civilizations. With a focus on the function of ethnographic collections in facilitating this process, it will also investigate the status of such collections today. How does European museums’ production of the exotic retain its appeal, apparently undiminished, when faced today with global audiences and changing attitudes to colonial pasts?

Pablo Echenique: Podemos, Power, Politics

Start: Oct 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Podemos, Power, Politics
26 October 2015
Pablo Echenique Robba is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming general election, held on or before 20 December 2015. He will speak about the new way of doing politics that Podemos stands for.

The Great European Disaster Movie

Start: Nov 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

European Disaster Movie
11 November 2015
Join us for a film screening and a critical debate with the director, producer and writer Annalisa Piras and executive producer Bill Emmott (former editor of The Economist), as well as a discussant (tbc)

The Front National and the Disappearing Gender Gap

Start: Nov 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The French radical right traditionally attracted more support from men than women. While still more men than women vote for the Front National, this gender gap is closing today. Nonna Mayer, Emerita Research Professor at Science Po Paris, is one of the foremost experts on the Front National. She will explore this trend and look into why this is happening. 

Litvak Days: YIVO's Histories, Contexts, Tensions

Start: Nov 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Dec 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

1 - 2 December 2015

Baroness Catherine Ashton

Start: Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

8 December 2015
The UCL Global Governance Institute and the UCL European Institute are pleased to announce they will host Baroness Catherine Ashton for a talk at UCL on 8th December 2015.

Thomas Piketty and Naomi Klein

Start: Dec 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

14 December 2015
As part of the SSEES Centenary conference, the European Institute have invited Thomas Pikety and Naomi Kline to deliver the keynote lectures. UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is one of the world's leading institutes specialising in Central, Eastern, South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. In 2015, it celebrates its centenary with a series of workshops, shows & conferences.