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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
Lucy Shackleton
3 August 2015  More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCLU German Society Summit 2014

Publication date: Feb 17, 2014 01:07 PM

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