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The Spitzenkandidat process and its implications for the UK in the EU

The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat process has created a new set of political and institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

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
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

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
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Eurocode 7 and New Design Challenges

Publication date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Start: Mar 19, 2013 4:30:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2013 9:00:00 PM

Workshop for young practitioners and researchers

19 March 2013

When
19 March 2013, 4.30pm

Where
Roberts 508
Roberts Building
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE

Booking information below

Geotechnical


Eurocode 7 has been established as the current European standard for geotechnical engineering design. The next generation of geotechnical engineers (current graduates and young researchers) will use EC7 on a regular basis. This workshop aims to encourage young geotechnical engineers to engage with the new European safety codes and design methodologies. Talks by international experts involved in the development of EC7 will be followed by presentations from designers about their experience with EC7 compliant design.

Speakers:

  • Professor Brian Simpson, Arup Fellow, a principal of Arup Geotechnics & an Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Professor Helmut F. Schweiger, Head of the Computational Geotechnics Group at the Institute for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Professor Giuseppe Scarpelli, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Ancona, Italy and national representative at the European committee for Eurocode 7 on geotechnical design
  • Professor Christos Vrettos, Professor of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Registration for the event is free, however we require a confirmation of attendance for catering purposes. Please send an email to georgios.katsigiannis.12@ucl.ac.uk to register.

Sponsors

The workshop is supported by Ove Arup & Partners and UCL European Institute. Georgios Katsigiannis, as a member of the Geomechanics and Materials Group, being awarded the Junior Researcher 2012-13 Grant, ensured funding for the organisation of the event.

This project is supported by UCL European Institute's call for proposals 2012-13