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EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
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Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
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After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Unity/Disunity: an Interdisciplinary Conference
Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19:46 AM
Jun 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM
End: Jun 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM
27-28 June 2013
A Postgraduate Conference of the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
The conference features papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines whose work offers us perspectives relating to concepts of unity and disunity. In particular, these are papers that interrogate notions of unity and disunity in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.
We invite graduate researchers working in fields related to European languages, cultures & society to respond to this critical interrogation, and in doing so, reflect on how concepts of unity and disunity operate in different theoretical contexts, and whether interconnections between various fields may be achieved or disconnections rendered productive.
The conference will be structured into chaired panels whose organisation reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the conference and an attempt to approach ideas of unity and disunity from a variety of theoretical perspectives and across orthodox disciplinary boundaries.
The panels are as follows:
• Science, Psychology and the (Dis)unified Self
• Social hierarchies across cultures – uniting or dividing?
• Disunified time and space
• Literary Endeavours Towards Dis/Unity
• A unified heritage?
• Crisis, Chaos, and Conflict: European Identities in Disarray
Additionally, a selection of papers from the conference will be published online in the inaugural edition of the Journal of European Languages, Cultures, and Society, a multidisiplinary peer-reviewed academic journal based in UCL.
|This event is supported under the UCL European Institute Call for Proposals 2012-13, and by the Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies (FIGS).|