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Lunch Hour Lecture: The powers of the EU: myths and realities

Start: Oct 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

28 October 2014
The growing and ever more intrusive powers of the EU are a constant refrain in political discourse. This lecture will examine what is myth and what is reality, and will discuss the mechanisms contributing to expanding EU powers, and the constraints on such expansion. 

I died in hell - (They called it Passchendaele)

Start: Nov 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM

4 November 2014
A multilingual and multimedia commemoration of the First World War, organised by the UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies and curated by the Flemish-Dutch cultural institution Ons Erfdeel. 

Sexual health: intersections in politics and society

Start: Nov 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM

11 November 2014
A cross-discplinary and cross-regional seminar on identity, class, ethnicity, and contested notions of 'community' in sexual health politics, with speakers from the UCL Institute of the Americas and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Dr. Strangelove: European Film Salon

Start: Nov 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Nov 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

12 November 2014
Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has long been recognised as one of the key artistic expressions of the nuclear age. Made at a time when nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real possibility, the film is menacing, exhilarating, thrilling, insightful and very funny.

We Are The Giant

Start: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

13 November 2014
Film screening of this gripping documentary on the Arab Spring, introduced by the producer and a funder.

Total War: Mexico and Europe 1914

Start: Nov 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM

19 November 2014
Alan Knight (Oxford) will give a lecture comparing the (neglected) military dimension of the Mexican Revolution to WWI in Europe, in this event hosted by UCL's Institute of the Americas.

2014 Sakharov Debate: Religion and Human Rights in Europe

Start: Dec 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

2014 Sakharov Debate: Religion and Human Rights in Europe
3 December 2014
Religion has become one of the most salient questions of the twenty-first century. Bringing together academics, policy-makers, interest associations and journalists, this year's Sakharov Debate hosted by the UCL European Institute and the European Parliament Office in the UK, will discuss how our liberal democracies and human rights standards can or should respond to religious difference.

Aftermath: European Film Salon

Start: Dec 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Dec 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 December 2014
The European Film Salon will be screening Aftermath (2012): A contemporary drama that was inspired by the Jedwabne progrom in the Jewish community of Jedwabne and the book "Neighbors" by Jan T. Gross. It tells the story of two brothers intent on finding out what happened in their village during the war and how their own family became entangled in the murder of their Jewish neighbours. In Poland, the film was very controversial and reignited the controversy about the role Poles played in the Holocaust.

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?