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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
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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
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Promoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge

Publication date: Nov 01, 2012 03:45 PM

Start: Nov 01, 2012 05:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2012 07:00 PM

10 December 2012


10 Dec 2012, 9.00am-12.00pm

Europe House
32 Smith Square
London SW1P 3EU

Admission strictly by registration only. For RSVP details see below.

Global Transparency

The European Parliament Information Office in London, the Embassy of the United States, London, and UCL European Institute invite you to attend a conference on how the UK, EU and U.S. can work together to promote open and transparent business practices in emerging markets.

The morning conference opens with keynote remarks by Minister Barbara Stephenson, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, London, followed by two panel discussions, both moderated by Shawn Donnan, World News Editor, Financial Times.

The first panel discussion, “Promoting Transparency in Global Investment,” will focus on successful efforts to promote transparency. The second panel discussion, “U.S., UK and EU Transparency Efforts: how and where they can converge” will review American, British and European Union government perspectives. 

08.30 Buffet Breakfast
09.00 Welcome by European Parliament Office
09.05 Keynote remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Barbara Stephenson
Panel Discussion 1: Promoting Transparency in global investment
  Karina Litvack (Head of Governance & Sustainable Investment, F&C Asset Management)
  Diarmid O'Sullivan, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  Tom Burgis, former FT West Africa correspondent / USAID Speaker
  Q&A Session
 10.15  Tea Break
Panel Discussion 2: U.S., UK & EU transparency efforts; how & where they can converge
  Arlene McCarthy MEP, Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  Michael C Camuñez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  Dr. Ioannis Lianos (UCL) Director of Centre for Law, Economics & Society; Co-Director Institute of Global Law
   Q&A Session
 11.15  Concluding remarks by Shawn Donnan

RSVP | Please email Agnieszka.PIELA@ext.ec.europa.eu

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European Parliament LondonPromoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge