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The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCL Centre for Transnational History Annual Lecture 2013

Publication date: Feb 19, 2013 11:39:56 AM

Start: May 14, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: May 14, 2013 8:00:00 PM

 14 May 2013


When:
14 May 2013, 5.30pm

Where:
Chadwick LT B05
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Transnational History

Western Perspectives on Eastern Europe: New Mental Mapping after the Cold War

Prof. Larry Wolff (New York University)

Introduction: Axel Körner (UCL)
Vote of thanks: Wendy Bracewell (UCL-SSEES)

This lecture will discuss the idea of Eastern Europe, as first conceived in the eighteenth century, and how that idea has been recently transformed during the twenty years since the end of the Cold War.  Because the Cold War gave the idea of Eastern Europe its most concrete geopolitical meaning during the communist period, the post-communist period has witnessed a complex transformation of general ideas about the region, most notably in relation to the fall of communism and the entrance of so many lands of Eastern Europe into NATO and the European Union.  The lecture will make use of images and commentary, principally from the media and recent popular culture, in order to attempt to demonstrate the ways in which the idea and imagery of Eastern Europe has been altered during the last two decades.  

Larry Wolff is Professor of History and Director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. He works on the history of Eastern Europe, the Habsburg Monarchy, the Enlightenment, and on the history of childhood. His most recent books include Paolina’s Innocence: Child Abuse in Casanova’s Venice ( 2012) and The Idea of Galicia:  History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture (2010). 

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Wilkins North Cloisters.

The event is generously sponsored by UCL Grand Challenge Intercultural Interaction, and UCL European Institute. For more information on UCL’s Centre for Transnational History