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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. 
3 August 2015 
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Published: Aug 3, 2015 7:10:48 PM

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
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Published: Jul 27, 2015 3:34:12 PM

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
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Published: Jun 2, 2015 9:56:51 AM

The case for an EU referendum

Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
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Published: May 15, 2015 6:15:32 PM

How much closer are we to Brexit?

If the British general election was a shock to many in the UK, then it was equally so for the chancelleries across the European Union. As much as they had started to think about a British renegotiation and referendum, there has been a very strong sense that the election result would throw that out of the window. Any such thoughts are now firmly gone. This commentary explores the outcome of the British General Election and the implications for a British in-out EU referendum.
Dr Simon Usherwood
8 May 2015 More...

Published: May 13, 2015 1:16:16 PM

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Thomas Piketty & Naomi Klein to speak at UCL

26 August 2015
On 14 December, Thomas Piketty and Naomi Klein will be the guests of UCL's European Institute and School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). They will open the SSEES Centenary conference "Socialism, Capitalism and the Alternatives: Lessons from Russia and Eastern Europe”. Other keynote speakers include Chantal Mouffe, Leszek Balcerowicz, Tomáš Sedláček, and Paul Mason. More...

Published: Aug 26, 2015 12:05:46 PM

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UCL-Institut Français du Royaume-Uni funded humanities workshops

18 August 2015
Proposals are invited for funding for workshops between UCL and French academics, specifically focusing on research in the humanities, broadly conceived. The UCL-Institut Français du Royaume-Uni partnership in the humanities aims to encourage junior and senior scholars to establish new directions for possible research collaborations – not only in their own areas of expertise, but also across disciplines.  More...

Published: Aug 19, 2015 4:18:58 PM

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Universities for Europe: Why is European Union membership important to British Universities?

3 August 2015
Why is European Union membership important to British Universities? In this video, produced by Universities UK, Chuka Umunna MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills), the Rt Hon Damian Green MP (Chairman of Conservative European Mainstream) and Professor Michael Arthur (President & Provost of UCL) answer this question.

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Published: Aug 3, 2015 8:41:21 PM

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How Philosophy Was "Whitewashed"

26 August 2015
 Aaron Salzer interviews Dr. Coleman explains and defends his view that, as a consequence of European enslavement of African people, philosophy in Europe has been "whitewashed." More...

Published: Aug 26, 2015 1:57:35 PM

Rosa Andújar appears on BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House

5 July 2015
Dr Rosa Andújar (UCL Greek & Latin) featured on BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House in July, discussing the parallels in ancient Greek literature with the current Greek economic crisis. You can hear Rosa's insights from around 12 minutes into the programme. More...

Published: Aug 10, 2015 12:04:38 PM

The great beyond: will the UK science budget be cut by 40%?

30 July 2015
Dr Jenny Rohn (UCL Clinical Physiology) explores the unknown future of the UK science budget ahead of the November spending review. More...

Published: Aug 10, 2015 11:59:24 AM

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Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian: A Two-day Conference 

10-11 September 2015
This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music. More...

Starts: Sep 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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The EU Referendum: Public Information and Regulation of Campaigning

17 September 2015
Jack Vowles from Auckland, NZ, and Sara Hobolt from the LSE, join UCL's Constitution Unit to speak on the relationship between Public Information and the Campaign Regulation.  More...

Starts: Sep 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Greek and Latin: Hannah Arendt and the Ancients Conference

17-18 September 2015
The major twentieth-century political theorist Hannah Arendt found inspiration for her critique of modernity in antiquity. This conference brings together Classicists, Political Theorists and Arendt scholars to look both at the impact of antiquity on her work and the potential for Arendt to open new avenues for studying the ancient world.

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Starts: Sep 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM