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Hannah Arendt and the Ancients

One of the most original figures of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) still exerts a profound influence on political thinking today. Her work on revolution, action, totalitarianism, or “the banality of evil” continues to animate debates about democracy, about Israel and Palestine, about feminism and about the nature of political participation - she has even been the subject of a recent film. Miriam Leonard, Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at UCL, discusses the inspiration that Arendt’s critique of contemporary politics found in antiquity.
12 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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'Stuck in Transition'? The EBRD Transition Report 2013

Following publication of the 2013 Transition Report by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), this panel discussion, organised with UCL SSEES, presented the report's main findings and critically examined these with a range of political and economic experts.

UCL 26.11.13 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Chair: Slavo Radosevic, Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies and Acting Director, UCL SSEES

Principal Presenter: Peter Sanfey, Deputy Director of Country Strategy and Policy within the Office of the Chief Economist at the EBRD


  • Božidar Delić, Serbian economist & politician, Minister of Finance in the first post-Milošević government of Zoran Đinđić in 2001-2003, & Vice-President of the government from 2007 to 2011, from the list of Democratic Party
  • Júlia Király, Professor of Economics, former Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary and Member of the Monetary Council from 2007 to 2013.
  • Tomasz Mickiewicz, Professor of Comparative Economics at UCL SSEES (until 2012), currently Professor within the Economics and Strategy Group at Aston Business School.

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