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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 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

22 November 2012

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