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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
Eva Hoffman More...

Starts: Oct 22, 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.

27-28 February 2014

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.


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.