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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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

CfP: Colloquium UCL-Institut Français

17 October 2013

The Institut Français in London and University College London are launching a new 3-year cooperation in order to strengthen research links between UCL and colleagues from French universities.


UCL's European Institute is curating the first season under the theme of "In Place(s) of Memory”. The launch event, now scheduled on 11-12 December, is a 1.5-day Colloquium, which comprises a study visit by French academics, a public panel discussion and a reception to launch the new agreement on the first day, followed by a conference with UCL and French scholars on the second day.We are now inviting proposals from UCL academics to bring over a colleague from a French university, with whom they wish to strengthen research links and collaboration, for this Colloquium. Both academics are expected to present their work at the conference day on 12 December. All expenses will be covered. Proposals are invited from staff working on a wide range of topics and methodologies, and could include the legal and diplomatic implications of recent European "memory laws", the politics of heritage sites and conservation, literary or audiovisual negotiations of memory, or historiographies of war, violence and resistance, among many others. Throughout, we encourage constructively critical and theoretically informed discussions on remembrance cultures.

To apply and for more information please email: u.staiger@ucl.ac.uk
Deadline: 25 October 2013.