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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

Opportunity! Masterclass with Prof Christian Joerges

30 April 2013

22 May 2013. UCL Graduate School & DAAD Masterclass on European Law, Modern History and Public Policy.

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Graduate School Masterclasses are a  programme of talks and workshops designed specifically for early-career researchers to hear from, interact with and be inspired by experienced academic researchers. This upcoming workshop is organised in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

The masterclass will feature Christian Joerges, Professor of Law and Society at the Hertie School of Governance, and Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History at UCL.

PROGRAMME:

09:45 – Tea & Coffee
10:00 – Introduction, Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
10:15 – Presentation from Prof Christian Joerges
10:45 - Presentation from Prof Mary Fulbrook
11:15 – Questions & Answers
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – End

The speakers have been invited to talk about their current research and the business of research in general, their views on how ideas are generated and research projects realised. The sessions also seek to present speakers' views and experiences of their time in academia, their ways of working and their interesting careers. Open to a restricted number of participants, sessions are conceived as being interactive, with a presentation from the speaker and plenty of time for the audience to ask questions. Each speaker will give their unique perspective on these issues, and although the talks will focus on a particular discipline, the chance to listen to and talk to a senior member of the global research community should appeal more widely to researchers considering a future in international research. 

SEE ALSO PROF JOERGES' LECTURE:Unity in Diversity”, 21 May 2013.