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How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller More...
Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members
elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for
parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26
October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting
Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals
to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a
‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
Eva Hoffman More...
Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Opportunity: PhD school "Democracy in Europe”
12 March 2014
Apply for the PhD school "Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Practices", organized as part of the PADEMIA project, a network to promote research on parliamentary democracy in Europe, in which UCL participates via the European Institute.
The school, which will take place from 16 to 19 June 2014 in Bratislava, will feature lectures and seminars with some of the leading scholars in the field and provide an opportunity to PhD-scholars to present and get feedback on their own research projects. Applicants must be PhD-students from institutions participating in the PADEMIA network.
Application deadline: April 15, 2014.
For more info: PhD school 'Democracy in Europe'