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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
Lucy Shackleton
3 August 2015  More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

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

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

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

Deconstructing the Iron Curtain

Publication date: Nov 01, 2012 05:55 PM

Start: Oct 01, 2012 10:00 AM
End: Nov 22, 2012 09:00 PM

22 November 2012

When
22 November 2012
5.30pm

Where
UCL Cruciform Building
Cruciform B304 Lecture Theatre1
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Deconstructing the Iron Curtain

Anna Applebaum, Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute, London & columnist for the Washington Post and Slate; author of 'Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe', and 'GULAG: A History', which won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004 will be in conversation with Professor Geoffrey Hosking, (Emeritus Professor of Russian History, UCL) to discuss her latest work 'Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 - 1956'.

This event is free but registration is required by 19 November 2012.
To book your place, please visit: www.annapplebaum.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is sponsored by

  • University College London, SSEES
  • Polish Cultural Institute
  • Romanian Cultural Institute
  • Allen Lane