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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 4:48:03 PM
Start: Feb 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM
6 February 2014
Free film screening in full cinema setting in the Bloomsbury Theatre. dir. Christian Petzold, 2012, V.O. with subtitles in English. Introduced by Gaelle Fisher (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society)
6 February 2014, 6.00pm
Part of the European Film Day organised by the UCL European Institute, in cooperation with Routes into Languages. The European Film Day offers teachers and students the opportunity to see original-version films (Spanish, French and German), with subtitles in English with an introduction delivered by UCL academics.
The evening screening of Barbara is open to all students, staff and the general public.
Barbara (dir. Christian Petzold, 2012)
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2012, this drama of human and political dilemmas follows Barbara, a doctor working at the prestigious Charité hospital in the East Germany of 1980, as she is banished to a hospital in the provinces as a punishment for an application to emigrate to the west. There, while harassed by Stasi official Schütz and secretly planning her escape, Barbara appears also to captivate an idealistic and handsome colleague. Is he falling in love with her? Is he another Stasi spy? Or both?