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Newsletter - Issue 13
February 2012
 

More upcoming events

Negotiating Religion III: Urban Space
7 March 2012
The third in our series inquiring into the history and present of religious accommodation, this workshop will investigate the spatial incorporation of religious communities in the city both in the form of the material urban environment, for example in the presence of religious buildings and other faith spaces, and in everyday urban cultures, practices and politics.

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Generation X Reflects - British-German Literary Encounters
7 March 2012
Jan Brandt's debut novel, a story of growing up in a remote village in late 1980s and 90s West Germany , was shortlisted for the
Deutscher Buchpreis in 2011, while Joe Dunthorne's first novel, Submarine, a coming-of-age tale set in South Wales during the same period, became a successful film (dir. Richard Ayoade). They will be in conversation with Guardian journalist and UCL alumnus Philip Oltermann.
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UCL announcements

Inaugural Lecture: David Coen on EU Business Lobbying
13 March 2012
The role of the firm in European public policy is a contentious issue for academics and policymakers. Moving beyond the Euro corporatists, this lecture will develop an analysis of individual business lobbying capacities that takes account of the distinct nature of EU public policy process.
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Europe and the Transnational History of Development, 1920-70
13 March 2011
Patricia Clavin, Fellow of Jesus College and Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, will give this year's Annual Lecture of the UCL Centre for Transnational History.
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Trajectories of Dissent: The Arab Spring and Europe 1989
29 February 2012 , JZ Young LT, UCL
With each nation of the Arab and Muslim world undergoing popular unrest and political transformation, the number of those who compare these events with the tectonic political transformation of the European continent in 1989-91 is steadily growing. This panel discussion investigates the preconditions, features and likely consequences of the 'Arab Spring' by contrasting its political and intellectual leadership with the end of communism in Europe some twenty years ago. Speakers are Tim Beasley-Murray (UCL SSEES), Carool Kersten (Theology and Religious Studies, King's), chaired by Uta Staiger (UCL European Institute) and convened by François Guesnet (UCL Jewish and Hebrew Studies).
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UCL-French Embassy Conférence-Débat: Between Feminism & Postcolonialism
5 March 2012, Old Refectory, UCL
What is the relationship of feminism to the post colonial? How might we remap women's historic relationship to Paris, putative 'capital' of the nineteenth century, by rethinking it from women's vantage point – both in the past and now? And what are the further challenges of the post-colonial to this critique, especially now as national identities are reasserting themselves and Europe's coherence is being challenged and questioned? Paris-based author Elisabeth Lebovici will be in conversation with Prof Tamar Garb (UCL History of Art). Chaired by Prof Michael Worton, this is the first of a new Humanities Conférence-Débat Series, hosted in cooperation with the French Embassy.

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Upcoming Events
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EU Careers Event
6 March 2012
The UCL European Institute is organising an EU Careers Event for undergraduate and graduate students, in cooperation with the UCLU European Society. It forms part of the International Careers Week organised by the UCL Careers Service. The event will offer students an overview over career options with EU institutions, UK civil service, and relevant private and third-sector organisations. It will also give students insight into access pathways and entry criteria. market.

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Sir Tony Brenton on EU-Russia relations

9 March 2012
The Institute and the UCLU European Society are delighted to welcome Sir Tony Brenton, former British Ambassador to the Russian Federation 2004-08, for a talk on "Russia and Europe: Friends or Foes?" . Having worked with the British Foreign Office in Cairo, London and Brussels, Sir Tony was first posted to the British Embassy in Moscow from 1994 to 1998 and served as British Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2008.
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EU Public Policy Series: Martin Porter on 'Trust in Europe'
19 March 2012
With one of the most tumultuous years in European affairs now just behind us, the challenges facing Europe today remain arguably as great as any faced in the history of the EU. Against this backdrop, the lecture will draw on the most recent opinion survey data from an annual survey by Edelman on the state of trust between Government, Business, NGOs and the mediat. It will also consider some specific implications for the European Union.
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