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PiS and Protests: Making Sense of Current Developments in Poland

10 February 2016, 6.00-9.00pm
This roundtable discussion, hosted by SSEES brings together leading academics, journalists and activists to offer an interpretation of recent events in Poland. More...

Starts: Feb 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The Making of a European President, and What Needs to Change for 2019

11 February 2016, 5.30-7.00pm
In November 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker took office as President of the European Commission, following Europe’s first presidential campaign. The biggest change in twenty years in the way the EU decides its leadership, this new way of electing the Commission President was meant to bring the process closer to the European citizens. Yet, it has also been called a “putsch”,  organised by a small group of European politicians in a Europe in crisis. In the end, Europe's most powerful leading governments were forced to make a humiliating climb-down and accept the election of a leader they did not support, chosen by a process they opposed. More...

Starts: Feb 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Britain, the EU and global trade

25 February 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
A half-day conference on the EU's trade agenda, with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Peter Mandelson, and a high-level panel of politicians, stakeholders, and experts. In association with Policy Network and the European Commission's Office in the UK More...

Starts: Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The Front National and the Disappearing Gender Gap

3 March 2016, 6.00-8.00pm
The French radical right traditionally attracted more support from men than women. While still more men than women vote for the Front National, this gender gap is closing today. Nonna Mayer, emerita Research Professor at Science Po Paris, is one of the foremost experts on the Front National. She will explore this trend and look into why this is happening. Co-hosted by the European Institute and the Political Studies Association (PSA), her talk will be the inaugural PSA French Politics Annual Lecture.  More...

Starts: Mar 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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