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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
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
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Sir Tony Brenton: “Russia and Europe: Friends or Foes?”
Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 06:01 PM
Start: Mar 09, 2012 12:00 AM
9 March 2012, Gustave Tuck, 6pm
Date & Time:
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Followed by a reception in the South Cloisters.
Admission is free and open to all
The UCL European Institute and UCLU European Society are delighted to welcome Sir Tony Brenton, former British Ambassador to the Russian Federation 2004-2008, for a talk on “Russia and Europe: Friends or Foes?”.
The event will be chaired by Dr Robin Aizlewood, Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
Sir Tony started his career in the British Foreign Office in 1975 learning Arabic and working in the British Embassy in Cairo for three years. In the following he worked in London and Brussels on European Community Foreign, Energy Policy and Environment Policy. He further specialised on the issue of environmental and energy policy during his sabbatical at Harvard University when he wrote “The Greening of Machiavelli – The History of International Environmental Politics”. Back in London, he headed a UN Department in the Foreign Office from 1989 to 90 and among other things negotiated for the 1992 Rio “Earth Summit”.
Sir Tony first worked in the British Embassy in Moscow from 1994 to 1998 and served as British Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2008. In 2007 he was awarded a KCMG, the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.
Since 2009 he has been a fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He also works as an advisor to Lloyd’s Insurance and to the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.