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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

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCLU German Society Summit 2014

Publication date: Feb 17, 2014 1:07:44 PM

Start: Feb 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

27-28 February 2014
Former Chancellery Candidate Peer Steinbrück (SPD) will give the keynote at the society's first summit this year.

When:
27-28 February 2014

Where:
UCL Campus

For detailed timings and venues, please download the full programme.

 

On the 27th and 28th of February 2014, the UCLU German Society will welcome a range of high profile speakers from Germany and the UK. The speakers will present a large variety of topics ranging from politics, European economy and entrepreneurship to journalism and art in Germany.

Programme

The keynote speech - on Challenges in Europe - will be delivered by PEER STEINBRÜCK MdB, Federal Minister of Finance (2005-2009) and Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia (2002-2005).

The programme will feature contributions by PHILIPP PETRESCU (CEO Lendico), PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN DUSTMANN (Professor of Economics and Director of CReAM, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, at UCL), DR PETRA LANGE-BERNDT (UCL History of Art), IMKE BAASEN (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) and FRANK SCHMIECHEN (Deputy Editor-in-Chief of WeltGroup).

Download the full programme.

All talks are open to public and don't require tickets. Everyone can attend as many talks as he or she wishes and all talks are independent of each other. Seats will be allocated at a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the organisers on summit@germansociety.co.uk.