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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
Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
EU & European Careers Event 2013
Publication date: Feb 19, 2013 11:39:56 AM
Mar 12, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 12, 2013 8:00:00 PM
12 March 2013
The event organised by UCL European Institute & UCLU European Society offers students an overview over career options with EU institutions, UK civil service, and relevant private and third-sector organisations and provides an insight into access pathways and entry criteria. Speakers will give presentations during a 1h30min panel discussion and Q&A followed by a networking session.
- Elise Graham: Parliamentary Assistant to Shadow Minister for International Development Rushanara Ali MP.
- Dr. Christine Reh: UCL SPP Lecturer in European Politics; Programme Director MSc European Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and an MA in English Literature, Linguistics and Politics from the University of Trier. Christine previously worked as a teaching assistant at the College of Europe, as a research assistant at the Federal Trust in London and as an intern with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union in Brussels.
- Marley Morris: Researcher at Counterpoint on the Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals project. He has an integrated Masters and BA in Maths and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. Prior to his work at Counterpoint Marley was at the Violence and Extremism programme at Demos where he researched on the ‘Populism in Europe’ project and the ‘Ageing across Europe’ project.
- John Evans: Staff translator with the Directorate-General for Translation – the translation service of the European Commission – working from French, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. He currently works at the European Commission Representation in London where he is involved in a range of initiatives to promote language learning in the UK and raise awareness of opportunities for linguists within the European institutions. John has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from Cardiff University (1998) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting from Bath University (2000). Before joining the Commission in 2005 he worked as a linguist in the UK civil service and as a staff translator for a United Nations agency in Switzerland.
- Chaired by Millicent Scott: Millicent's background is in citizenship and political education. Before joining us she managed the Association for Citizenship Teaching for six years, producing educational materials and training teachers. She has also worked for the Scottish Civic Forum, the Scottish Government (Education department) and the Financial Times. Her academic qualifications are an MSc in Nationalism and Citizenship from the University of Edinburgh and a BA hons in European Studies from the University of London (LSE and KCL). She speaks English, Norwegian, German and French.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.