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The heart of the matter: passion, politics and the EU referendum

Both Leave and Remain have appealed to voters’ guts to the extent that reason itself has become suspicious. Emotions will rule the day on 23 June, but at what cost?
23 June 2016
Uta Staiger
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Starts: Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The price of solidarity: is Brexit worth it?

A misunderstanding of history and of historical time has put European solidarity on the chopping block. Think carefully before allowing the axe to swing, pleads Jan Kubik, Director of the School of Slavonic & East European Studies at UCL.
23 June 2016
Jan Kubik
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Starts: Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Undecided on the referendum? These are the three questions to ask yourself in the voting booth

If there is one thing people can agree on as they prepare to vote on the UK’s EU membership: comprehensive, comprehensible and trustworthy information is in short supply. Every day, the quality of the debate sinks to a new low – yet the stakes are as high as ever. How, then, are you supposed to make your decision on June 23? What questions should you ask yourself when you enter the polling booth?
16 June 2016
Uta Staiger
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Starts: Jun 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Dignity in Adversity: A workshop with Seyla Benhabib


Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading theorists of citizenship, democracy and rights, and the challenges and opportunities posed to their traditional configuration within sovereign nation states by multiculturalism and globalisation. This workshop discussed her latest collection of essays on the topic, Dignity in Adversity - Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011.


Dignity in Adversity: Seyla Benhabib from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Laura Valentini - Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Saladin Meckled-Garcia - Is there a Human Right to Democracy? from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Richard Bellamy - Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Cecile Laborde - The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France an from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Andrew Sabl - Claiming Rights Across Borders: International Human Rights and Democratic Sovereignty from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


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