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

Start: Feb 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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"

Nous sommes citoyens: Freedom of Expression after Paris

Start: Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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.

Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

Start: Feb 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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?

Cargo 200: European Film Salon

Start: Feb 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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.

UCL Global Citizenship Lecture 2015: Shami Chakrabarti

Start: Feb 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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.

Public Health, Public Order and Public Morality

Start: Mar 4, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Mar 4, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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.

Germany Pale Mother: European Film Salon

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

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.

Il Divo: European Film Salon

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

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.

Inglorious Basterds: European Film Salon

Start: Jun 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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.