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Hannah Arendt and the Ancients

One of the most original figures of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) still exerts a profound influence on political thinking today. Her work on revolution, action, totalitarianism, or “the banality of evil” continues to animate debates about democracy, about Israel and Palestine, about feminism and about the nature of political participation - she has even been the subject of a recent film. Miriam Leonard, Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at UCL, discusses the inspiration that Arendt’s critique of contemporary politics found in antiquity.
12 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

First-ever EU Presidential Debate

Publication date: Mar 04, 2014 12:21 PM

Start: Apr 28, 2014 12:00 AM

28 April 2014
Join us to watch and discuss the live-stream of the panel debate between candidates for the European Commission presidency.


28 April 2014


Council Room & Common Room
UCL School of Public Policy

Eventbrite - Live-Stream and Debate: First-ever EU Presidential Debate

From 22 to 25 May 2014, European citizens will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. These elections are expected to be different, not least because several European parties will put forward their candidates for the presidency of the European Commission.

In this context, the Maastricht Centre for European Governance at Maastricht University, in cooperation with the municipality of Maastricht and the European Youth Forum (EYF) has invited candidates for the Commission Presidency for a panel debate held in Theatre at the Vrijthof, Maastricht, on 28 April, at 19:00h-20:30h (local time).

As this debate will be live-streamed all over Europe, the UCL European Institute and the UCL School of Public Policy invite you to join us in following the debate – and then debate the debate –on the UCL Campus. The broadcast will be introduced by UCL staff and followed by open discussion and a reception.

Call for Student Questions

Interested in having the presidential candidates answer your queries?

The organisers are inviting young Europeans to send in questions on relevant themes, a selection of which will then be put to the candidates. If you are interested, fill out this form and send it to: eudebate2014@gmail.com by Sunday 10 April.