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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
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 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
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...

Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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...

Starts: May 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

'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.


Speakers

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

Panellists:

  • 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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