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Brexit: Its Consequences for the EU’s Political System
Start: May 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM
How would Brussels manage the negotiation process, constitutionally and politically? What would be the short-term institutional consequences of Brexit for the UK’s MEPs, the 2017 UK Presidency, and voting rights in the Council of Ministers? In the long run, how would Brexit impact on the balance of power between member states in the EU’s policy-process?
EU membership and UK Science
Start: May 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM
The science and research community in the UK is one of the strongest in the world, even as it faces growing international competition since the 1970s. During that time, the UK has also been engaged in European integration. But is there a connection between EU membership and the performance of UK science and research?
Brexit: Its Consequences for Devolution & the Union
Start: May 19, 2016 12:00:00 AM
What will happen if the UK votes to leave the EU, but a majority in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland vote to remain? Will such an outcome trigger a second Scottish referendum on independence? Would Wales or Northern Ireland follow suit? What would the broader implications of Brexit be for the devolved areas of the UK, for example in terms of loss of EU funding?
In vs Out: an energy perspective
Start: May 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Brexit: Its Consequences for Other Member States
Start: Jun 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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
The UCL EU Referendum Debate: To Remain or To Leave?
Start: Jun 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Conceptions of Freedom I: Psychoanalysis
Start: Jun 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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.