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SUMMER BREAK

July-September 2016
As every year, the Institute will hold no public events over the summer term. Our programme is set to resume in October. More...

Starts: Jul 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Publication: Negotiating Religion

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30 August 2016
Offering a critical, cross-disciplinary investigation into processes of negotiating religion and religious diversity, Francois Guesnet, Cecile Laborde and Lois Lee present new insights on the meaning and substance of negotiation itself.

Call for Papers: Populism in Historical Perspective

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Call for Papers: Populism in Historical Perspective

The last decade has seen the rise of politicians, parties and governments to whom the label ‘populist’ can usefully be applied. This is true not only in Europe, but also in North and South America, Turkey, India and elsewhere. This symposium, to be held on 11 November 2016, seeks to historicise these phenomena. We invite abstracts for papers covering twentieth and twenty-first century populism across a broad geographical range.

Video: UCL Provost addresses staff & students

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24 June 2016
In light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur assures UCL students and staff from EU countries that they will continue to be as valued and as welcome as before.

Position Open: Research Associate and Communications Coordinator, Maternity Cover

Publication date:

23 June 2016
A position has opened within the UCL EI for a Senior Research Associate, maternity cover. There are two main strands to this role: communications, and research facilitation for the UCL European Institute.

Position Open: Academic Director for UCL European Institutes

Publication date:

14 June 2016
The UCL European Institute is looking for a new Academic Director to represent the Institute at UCL’s senior management level as well as externally. The new post holder will take over in September 2016 for the next three-year period.

‘The New EU Flag’: art installation at UCL

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‘The New EU Flag’: art installation at UCL

9 June 2016
A striking gold flag made from foil blankets used by refugees has been raised on the flagpole above the UCL portico. The piece is by UCL Slade School of Fine Art student Mariana Bisti. 

This bad bill will put universities on the road to serfdom

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7 June 2016
The higher education bill is a shocker: do ministers really need the powers of ‘entry and search’? The bill claims it will protect students’ interests as ‘customers’, but it serves ministers’ interests instead. Read more from Peter Scott

Canterbury Christ Church student blogs on Brexit

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31 May 2016
What do students outside of London think about Brexit? The Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) at Canterbury Christ Church University runs a website on the EU referendum debate that brings together blog posts and Brexit briefings authored mostly by students, and information on the related work of this Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

Brexit and Energy: Two New Briefing Papers, Storify, and Twitter Trend

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In vs Out: an energy perspective

27 May 2016
Our latest EINote Brexit and Energy: Cost, Security and Climate Policy Implications, written by Professor Michael Grubb (UCL) and Stephen Tindale (Director, Alvin Weinberg Foundation) is fresh off the press. If you missed our discussion In vs Out: an energy perspective, you can catch up on Storify here. The event hashtag #BrexitEnergy trended on Nr.2 for the UK during the event.

All the World's a stage: Shakespeare in Europe and the Americas 


Publication date:

23 May 2016
On Friday 10 June 2016, 10.30-17.15, British Library Conference Centre, a study day brings together leading specialists to explore Shakespeare’s global cultural presence from Europe to the Americas via the Indian Ocean.

Sandra Kröger and Richard Bellamy receive PADEMIA research article award

Publication date:

23 May 2016
Sandra Kröger and Richard Bellamy have just been awarded the 2016 PADEMIA research article prize for their paper ‘Beyond a Constraining Dissensus: The Role of National Parliaments in Domesticating and Normalising the Politicization of European Integration’, Comparative European Politics, 14.2 (2016), pp. 131-53.

New Briefing paper on the Consequences of Brexit 

Publication date:

9 May 2016
What would be the implications of Brexit for Whitehall and Westminster? Nicholas Wright and Oliver Patel address this question in the first of four briefing papers that accompany our seminar series on the constitutional consequences of Brexit for Britain and Europe.

Grand Challenges Research Summer School

Publication date:

5 May 2016
The GC Summer School introduces research students to the Grand Challenges, providing an opportunity to discuss the underlying research philosophy and to develop practical skills in preparing proposals that combine expertise from different academic disciplines. All research students at UCL—any course: MPhil/PhD/EngD/MD(Res) and any stage: pre or post upgrade, are eligible to apply.

ESSEC IRENE Summer Program

Publication date:

19 April 2016
ESSEC IRENE – Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation has the pleasure to organise a two-week summer school entitled "European Negotiation Program
The EU at the Crossroads?" from  4th to 16th of July 2016 in Paris.

UCL Grand Challenges 2021

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UCL Grand Challenges logo

7 April 2016
Find out more about the next five years of UCL Grand Challenges.  Learn about our two new Grand Challenges; Transformative Technology and Justice and Equality. Hear how you can get involved and ask your questions about the future of this exciting cross-disciplinary programme.

Special seminar series on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union

Publication date:

15 March 2016
We have teamed up with the Constitution Unit to hold a special series of seminars on the constitutional implications of Brexit in the run-up to the referendum.

ESSEC Summer School

Publication date:

10 March 2016
ESSEC IRENE – Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation has the pleasure to organise a two-week summer school entitled "European Negotiation Program. The EU at the Crossroads?" from  4th to 16th of July 2016 in Paris. The deadline for applications is 30 May 2016.

Special Issue 'National Parliaments and the Politicization of European Integration'
Guest editors: Richard Bellamy & Sandra Kröger

Publication date:

7 March 2016
The European Institute's former director, Prof Richard Bellamy, has guest edited a special issue journal on "National Parliaments and the Politicization of European Integration" with Dr Sandra Kröger.

Call for Papers Food, Drink and Civilization, International Conference to be held at UCL 21-22 September 2016

Publication date:

7 March 2016
CREDOC are pleased to invite proposals for papers at an international and cross-disciplinary conference on food and drink to be held on 21-22 September 2016.

What Europe Means to Me

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WEMM

March 2016
On 24 March we are launching our #MyEuropeMeans campaign in partnership with MyLifeMySay, the UK’s influential youth engagement organisation. With this campaign we want to provide a counterweight to mere cost-benefit calculations in the debate on EU membership. Europe, and the UK’s membership in the EU, is about more than just politics. It’s about who we are, and who we want to be, as individuals and as peoples.

Dame Nicola Brewer to partake in debate about the significance of Brexit on HE

Publication date:

23 February 2016
Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL's Vice Provost (International), will participate in an roundtable discussion on the potential impact of Brexit on European Higher Education, (Debate: The UK EU Referendum: would a Brexit matter to European Higher Education). The event will take place at The University of London Institute in Paris.

Pop-Up display: Jews and Photography in Britain

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22 February 2016
To mark Jewish Book Week, visit the UCL Art Museum on 26 February for a specially curated Pop-Up display by Professor Michael Berkowitz. Professor Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007.

Brexit Divisions: event series and openDemocracy guest weeks

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brexit

15 February 2016
This March, we are bringing together leaders of the UK's Stronger In and Vote Leave campaigns, as well as analysts, academics and activists, in order to examine how campaigns can influence how people think and vote in referendums. On 08 March,  Brexit Divisions I the UK's current Brexit campaigns and the lessons we can learn from previous EU referendums in other countries. During Brexit Divisions II on 22 March, our focal point will be migration, probably the one core issue swaying voters. Want more? We are also guest editing two weeks' worth of articles with openDemocracy 7- 11 and 21-25 March.

Small Research Grants for Projects Relating to Social Integration

Publication date:

11 February 2016
The Institute of Advanced Studies has teamed up with The Challenge, regarded as the UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society, to provide seed funding for projects concerned with social integration. A total of £30,000 is available, although it is unlikely that any individual award of more than £15,000 will be funded. The funding can be used for any purpose that would advance the research, and is aimed at A&H, SHS and SSEES academic staff.

Research Assistant with the Constitution Unit

Publication date:

11 February 2016
Looking for part time work? A vacancy is on offer at the Constitution Unit. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 22 February 2016.

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