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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

The case for an EU referendum

Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...

Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

How much closer are we to Brexit?

If the British general election was a shock to many in the UK, then it was equally so for the chancelleries across the European Union. As much as they had started to think about a British renegotiation and referendum, there has been a very strong sense that the election result would throw that out of the window. Any such thoughts are now firmly gone. This commentary explores the outcome of the British General Election and the implications for a British in-out EU referendum.
Dr Simon Usherwood
8 May 2015 More...

Starts: May 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Richard Bellamy awarded Serena Medal

19 June 2012

Professor Richard Bellamy, Director of the European Institute and Professor of Political Science at UCL, has been awarded the Serena Medal by the British Academy. This is awarded annually 'for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics'.

The last UCL recipient was Prof Laura Lepschy, Emeritus Professor of Italian, in 2010 - whose husband also received it. 

Richard is believed to be the first political scientist to get it. A collection of 15 of his articles on Italian political theory, written roughly over the past 25 years, is to be published in the Autumn by ECPR Press, the publishing house of the European Consortium for Political Research, with the title Croce, Gramsci, Bobbio and the Italian Political Tradition. 

There is a ceremony for the award on 8 November at the British Academy.