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COMMENTS 

Migration, the lightning rod of the EU referendum

The EU-Turkey deal should have no role in the Brexit debate, yet it brings the crucial question of the European Union and migration into focus at an inopportune time.
14 April 2016
Uta Staiger
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Starts: Apr 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Unsettling times for a settled population? Polish perspectives on Brexit

Many Poles have lived, worked, and settled in the UK for up to 12 years now. Anne White, Professor of Polish Studies at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, says it’s no longer so easy for them to pick up and leave.
14 April 2016
Anne White
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Starts: Apr 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Some thoughts on the psycho-geography of Europe’s free movement

Eastern European migration takes place in a very different context than it once did. Eva Hoffman, author and essayist, asks what drives people to leave, and what drives them back again? This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy.
7 April 2016
Eva Hoffman
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Starts: Apr 7, 2016 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:
9 March 2012
6pm

NOTE THE VENUE:
Gustave Tuck LT

Followed by a reception in the South Cloisters.

Admission is free and open to all

Sir Tony Brenton

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.

For the latest updates on the event as well as for more information on UCLU European Society, visit www.eurosoc.co.uk. For any other queries please contact info@eurosoc.co.uk.