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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

New Challenges in EU Competition Law and Enforcement

Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19 AM

Start: Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM

13 November 2013. 

13 November 2013, 2.00-7.00pm

UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London

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About the UCL Laws conference 

EU competition law is in constant evolution. The most remarkable recent developments have occurred in the context of the interpretation by the courts of Article 102 TFEU, as well as the recent proposal for a Damages directive and the way private enforcement of EU competition law will interact with public enforcement. Recent cases of the Court of Justice of the EU have challenged the options promoted by the proposed Damages Directive, while the important fines and far reaching remedies imposed or negotiated by the European Commission have yet again raised the question on any existing boundaries to its discretion in this area. A panel of distinguished speakers from academia and practice will comment on the most recent developments in EU competition law and will provide their critical perspectives on the way ahead. The conference will focus on recent developments in Article 102 TFEU jurisprudence, the interaction between private and public enforcement post the Damages Directive proposal and the Pfiederer and Donau Chemie judgements of the Court and the question of the extent of fines and remedies.

The conference is accredited with 4 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
Conference Schedule:
13.30 Registration  
14.00 Introduction Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
Session I Abuse of Dominant Position  
Chair:  Damien Geradin (Tilburg, George Mason; Covington & Burling LLP)
  Speakers Alison Jones (Kings College London)
Renato Nazzini (King's College London)
Lisa Lovdhal Gormsen (University of Manchester)
Andrea Coscelli (OFCom)
15.45 Break  
16.15 Session II The Interaction between Public Enforcement and Actions for Damages in Europe
Chair: Judge Nicholas Forwood (General Court of the EU)
  Speakers Mark Powell (White & Case)
John Temple Lang (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)
John Kallaugher (15.4Latham & Watkins)
Andreas Stephan (University of East Anglia)
17.30 Session III
Sanctions and Remedies: Between Proportionality and Optimal Enforcements Theory
Chair: Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
  Speakers Damien Geradin (Tilburg, George Mason; Covington)
Nicholas Khan (European Commission, Legal Service)
Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
Frank Maier-Rigaux (IESEG) 
19.00 Drinks Reception