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Advisory Board Meeting
3 February 2011
Last week saw the first meeting of the Institute's advisory board. Chaired by Sir Stephen Wall, it gave the Institute an excellent opportunity to discuss progress with senior professionals from academia, politics, the media, think tanks and cultural institutes.
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Ideas for Europe
29 March 2011
Together with the Embassy of Belgium, we are hosting a 'salon' discussion on the nature and development of the European integration project. Prominent speakers introduce a debate that promises to be lively and thought-provoking.
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Migration Week
8 April 2011
In cooperation with the UCL Labour Rights Institute, we are co-organising a session in UCL's upcoming Migration Week, on a new EU directive on seasonal workers. With Claude Moraes, MEP.
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Early Modern Exchanges
The UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, dedicated to the study of exchanges between England, Europe and the New World 1450-1800, offers several seminars.
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EU Law Hot Topics Series
The UCL Centre for Law and Governance organises a series of public lectures on the Economic Crisis and implications for reform..


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  The European Institute is UCL's new hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the EU. The Institute supports specialised research across UCL, provides a leading forum for debate and serves as liaison to policy-makers, civil society and the media.
Newsletter - Issue 4

February 2011

11-12 February 2011
Come and see this three-part exploration of the story of Carmen across times, cultures and media, curated and convened by UCL Mellon Fellow Dr Mi Zhou. A conference will explore issues of intercultural and intermedial translation through the prism of one of the most iconic European works of art: Carmen. Two evening shows in the Bloomsbury Theatre explore the theme through dance, video art and orchestra.
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Comment: European Court of Human Rights
A Response to the Policy Exchange
The authors of a recent Policy Exchange report argue that the European Convention of Human Rights removes rights from the control of the UK democratic legislature and exports it to the undemocratic control of the foreign judges of the European Court of Human Rights. Professor Richard Bellamy and Dr Başak Çalı reject the report's key positions.
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Upcoming events

EU Careers Event at UCL

1 March 2011
Part of the International Careers Week organised by the UCL Careers Service, this is the first event of this kind at UCL. It will offer students an overview over career options with EU institutions, UK civil service, regional representations and relevant private and third-sector organisations. A panel with six presentations will be followed by an open network session..

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Still the Europe of Milward?

7 March 2011
This event takes off from the work of the late Alan Milward, formerly the "official" historian of British policy toward the EU. It combines historical and present-day perspectives to analyse the forces that brought about the European Community and discusses the future relationship between the nation state and the European Union.

EU Citizenship: Focus Group

17 Feb, 17 March 2011
Jointly organized with the European Commission Representation in the UK, this project aims to discover how aware non-British European nationals resident in London are of their rights as EU citizens, how they exercise them to move to, study, or work in another EU country, and if this has changed their sense of identity as European citizens.

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