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The Spitzenkandidat process and its implications for the UK in the EU

The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat process has created a new set of political and institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Masterclass with Prof Christian Joerges

Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 7:25:00 PM

Start: May 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM
End: May 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM

22 May 2013

When:
22 May 2013, 10.00-13.00

Where:
The Council Room
School of Public Policy
The Rubin Building
29/30 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9QU

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Christian Jeorges

UCL Graduate School & DAAD Masterclass on European Law, Modern History and Public Policy

Graduate School Masterclasses are a  programme of talks and workshops designed specifically for early-career researchers to hear from, interact with and be inspired by experienced academic researchers. This upcoming workshop is organised in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

The masterclass will feature Christian Joerges, Professor of Law and Society at the Hertie School of Governance, and Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History at UCL.

PROGRAMME:

09:45 – Tea & Coffee
10:00 – Introduction, Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
10:15 – Presentation from Prof Christian Joerges
10:45 - Presentation from Prof Mary Fulbrook
11:15 – Questions & Answers
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – End

The speakers have been invited to talk about their current research and the business of research in general, their views on how ideas are generated and research projects realised. The sessions also seek to present speakers' views and experiences of their time in academia, their ways of working and their interesting careers. Open to a restricted number of participants, sessions are conceived as being interactive, with a presentation from the speaker and plenty of time for the audience to ask questions. Each speaker will give their unique perspective on these issues, and although the talks will focus on a particular discipline, the chance to listen to and talk to a senior member of the global research community should appeal more widely to researchers considering a future in international research. 

SEE ALSO PROF JOERGES' LECTURE:Unity in Diversity”, 21 May 2013.