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PhD/Post-Doc Forum: EMU
27 June 2011
Following on from a first successful session in March 2011, the organisers will hold a second discussion forum on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The discussion will be structured into three main topics: the democratic deficit in the EMU, issues of fiscal policy, and the problems caused by a common monetary policy. You can also join an ONLINE DEBATE to post your opinion now.
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Research without Frontiers
22-23 June 2011
This international conference will discuss inter-university cooperation in East European area studies. It is organised by the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), an innovative collaboration led by UCL SSEES,
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Early Modern Exchanges: Launch Conference
15-17 September 2011
Registration is now open for the launch event of the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, supported by the European Institute. Over 120 speakers will present papers on subjects ranging from Africans and Aztecs in the Atlantic world to the foreign correspondence of Queen Elizabeth I, from European court music to journeys in the Ottoman Empire. The keynote speakers are Barbara Fuchs, Andrew Hadfield, Brenda Hosington, Andrew Laird, and David Norbrook.
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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 7

June 2011
  Features

EU Citizenship and the Market
17 June 2011
This one-day conference is the closing element of our six-month project, in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in London, which aimed to examine rights and identities of European citizens. To what extent is citizenship of the Union going beyond the market today? Or is it in fact coupled increasingly firmly to it? And if so, is that necessarily a bad thing? Is talk of ‘mere’ market citizenship misguided if it provides not only real, tangible benefits for many citizens, but also leads them to identify more closely with their fellow Europeans?
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Europe & Islam in late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
15 June 2011
This workshop investigates the role of culture and knowledge transfer between different religious communities, focusing, in this case, on exchanges between mediterranean culture of late antiquity and emerging Islam, Jewish-Islamic cultural transfer, and instances of knowledge transfer from Islamic sources to Jewish communities. Thus, the workshop proposes to understand religious communities as arenas of knowledge production and reception, as cultural contexts stimulating knowledge exchange and transfer.
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Recent highlights
   

The Eurozone Crisis

Yannos Papantoniou, former Greek Economy, Finance and Defence Minister, Edmond Alphandéry, former French Minister of the Economy and Chairman of the Euro50 Group, Sir John Gieve, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, UCL Economics Professor Wendy Carlin and Secretary General of Friends of Europe Giles Merritt, came to the European Institute to analyse the Eurozone crisis and the lessons that may be drawn from it. Chaired by Martin Dickson, Deputy Editor of the Financial Times, the discussion centred on a recently published report by Mr Papantoniou, available on our website.


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(Post) Yugoslav Film

4 premiere film screenings and Q&A sessions with some of the most well-known Yugoslav film directors, as well as new and rising film makers from Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia, attracted over 200 attendants to UCL on 31 May and 1 June. Award-winning film-makers Rajko Grlic, Goran Paskaljevic, Mila Turajlic, Jasmila Zbanic, Veton Nurkollari were invited as representative of film making in countries of former Yugoslavia. After the screening, they shared the stage with Veton Nurkollari (Artistic Director, Prizren Documentary Film Festival) and Dr Vlastimir Sudar (University of the Arts).


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Islamic Communities in Europe
Sara Silvestri (City University), Galina Yemelianova (University of Birmingham) and Bojan Aleksov (UCL), brought three different methodological and regional foci to the European Institute's recent event on Islamic Communities in Europe. Taking their analyses of the relationship between Islam and Europe beyond conventional oppositions, they sketched the historical and contemporary representation of Islamic communities in South-East Europe, the former Soviet Union and by the EU and discussed, in a lively Q&A, the policies that are being developed towards them.

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