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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

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.