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Immigration deserves a proper, open debate.

In a letter to the Financial Times, UCL's Professor of EU Law Piet Eeckhout outlines his bemusement at the current discourse on immigration in the UK.
Prof Piet Eeckhout
3 December 2014


Published: Dec 9, 2014 12:39:40 PM

The Democratic Disconnect

In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM


Research Assistant: Passionate Politics

2 February 2015
The project Passionate Politics, hosted by the Centre for Transnational History, the European Institute and SSEES between October 2014 and September 2017, is looking for a part-time Research Assistant to research and create content for its digital platform, as well as contribute to the research project more generally speaking.

Published: Jan 26, 2015 7:26:36 PM


Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky

26 January 2015
This new collection of essays, edited by Prof. Glenn Dynner (Sarah Lawrence College)  and Dr. François Guesnet (UCL) reflects on the history of  the Warsaw Jewish community. More...

Published: Jan 26, 2015 7:01:33 PM

SSEES Centenary

15 Janurary 2015
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be celebrating its centenary in 2015. More...

Published: Jan 14, 2015 12:52:41 PM

UCL in the Press

The response to Charlie Hebdo and the Imperial Hangover in France

26 January 2015
Dr. Micheal Collins, lecturer in Modern British, Imperial and World History at UCL argues "[i]n the long run, what may help integration in France above all is not the reassertion of a universal republican monoculture, but a frank assessment of the links between France’s past and present."

Published: Jan 26, 2015 3:58:15 PM

Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue

19 December 2014
On almost every indicator worth measuring – from public health to educational attainment and social wellbeing – the Scandinavians seem to have got things sorted. But should we all be aiming to be Norway? Indeed, is that goal even desirable? More...

Published: Dec 19, 2014 2:43:40 PM

Featured Events 

A European Spring for a More Decent, Dynamic and Democratic Europe

2 February 2015
The UCLU European Society hosts writer and political entrepreneur Philippe Legrain. Mr. Legrain will talk on themes emerging from his latest book “European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess - and How to Put Them Right" More...

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


Nous sommes citoyens: Freedom of Expression after Paris

11 Feburary 2015
In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris recently, there is an urgent need to debate the values that tie us together as citizens – a commitment to freedom of expression and to freedom from violence and fear – and the challenges of sustaining those values in a world of difference and conflict. More...

Starts: Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCL Global Citizenship Lecture 2015: Shami Chakrabarti

24 Febuary 2015
In this public lecture, Shami Chakrabarti discusses the vital importance of civil liberties for citizenship, both local and global, and the way that these liberties are increasingly under threat in a post-9/11 world. More...

Starts: Feb 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media


2014 Sakharov Debate
Religion and Human Rights in Europe

3 December 2014
Video, 8:42mins


Rebecca Wittman: The Transmission
Of A Troubled past

19 December 2014

Video, 4:53mins