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Brexit and empire: a long-term view

Can a long-term and comparative understanding of the nature of imperial identities shed light on some of the dynamics behind Brexit? The ways in which empires – and their collapse – transform their central regions as much as the colonies constitute a significant part of the story, argues Andrew Gardner, summarising an article recently published in the Journal of Social Archaeology.
Andrew Gardner (Institute of Archaeology)
20 February 2017
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Starts: Feb 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The government's Brexit white paper: a missed opportunity

Nicholas Wright from the UCL School of Public Policy analyses the government's recent White Paper on Brexit.
Nicholas Wright (SPP)
17 February 2017
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Starts: Feb 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The process of Brexit: What comes next?

In a new report published jointly by the UCL Constitution Unit and the UCL European Institute, Alan Renwick,  Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, examines what the process of Brexit is likely to look like over the coming weeks, months, and years. Here he summarises five key lessons.
Alan Renwick (Constitution Unit)
8 February 2017
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Starts: Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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Europe and the Holocaust: Shifts in Public Debates in Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom


See below for videos of the presentations and discussion investigating shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, they  identified common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.


Speakers

  • Dr Ulrich Baumann: Deputy Director of the Stiftung Denkmal für die Ermordeten Juden Europas (Foundation to the Murdered Jews of Europe).
  • Prof David Cesarani: Research Professor in history at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Mr Ben Helfgott: MBE, D.Litt. Institute of Education, London, Dr.h.c. University of Southampton, Chairman of the Institute of Polish-Jewish Studies, Oxford and Chairman '45 Aid Society Holocaust Survivors.
  • Dr Jacek Leociak: Member of the Institute for Literary Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Chair: Dr François Guesnet: Reader of Modern Jewish History at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL

Prof David Cesarani - Europe and the Holocaust: Shifts in Public Debates in Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Dr Jacek Leociak - Europe and the Holocaust: Shifts in Public Debates in Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


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