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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Workshop: Lost worlds of East European Jewry: images and narratives

16 January 2014

Associated with the joint lecture Lost worlds of East European Jewry: images and narratives, we have a very limited number of places still available for a PhD workshop with students and staff from UCL and the Sorbonne on 23 January 2014.

PhD students with research broadly in the area of historiography, autobiography and fictional representation of the past; contemporary memory politics and memory tourism; and competing memory and identity narratives; particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, are invited to apply. For more information and to register your interest, please email us (u.staiger@ucl.ac.uk) before the end of Monday, 20 Jan, we will get back to you promptly.