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The Paris attacks: how does extreme violence challenge our categories of thinking?

7 December 2015
During the past fortnight acts of extreme violence in public places in Paris and Bamako have joined recent attacks in cities from  Ankara to Beirut and Baghdad. How are we to make sense of the violent events targeting civilians in the cities we inhabit and travel to?What are their effects, on societies, individuals, victims and perpetrators? How do they threaten, not only our lives, but also our habits of thought? How do our respective academic disciplines equip or fail us in the understanding of these events? How can/must  we think them anew? More...

Starts: Dec 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Baroness Catherine Ashton: Reflections on the challenges of foreign policy

8 December 2015
Join the UCL Global Governance Institute and the European Institute for a lecture by Baroness Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and First Vice President of the European Commission, from 2009 to 2014. She will reflect on the challenges of foreign policy.  More...

Starts: Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The Refugee Crisis: Too little compassion or too much? 2015 Sakharov Debate

10 December 2015
Images of children washed up on a beach, newly erected border fences, and citizens welcoming arriving refugees in train stations have been populating our screens. They appeal to our compassion, but they also raise warnings of a populist backlash. This year’s Sakharov debate looks at Europe’s refugee crisis, and the response of the EU and its Member States to it. What remedies have been sought and why has an adequate response proved so elusive? Why and how have our various governments, and societies reacted so differently? How can one member state take in 1.5 million people and others next to none? What arguments are being made in favour of helping, or not helping, refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere? More...

Starts: Dec 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Thomas Piketty and Naomi Klein

14 December 2015 
Thomas Piketty is arguably the most influential writer on inequality in the world today, and Naomi Klein, 'one of the most high-profile social activists' today (Rosie Scammel, The Observer). They will encounter each other for the first time on 14 December to open the conference Socialism, Capitalism and the Alternatives: Lessons from Russia and Eastern Europe with two keynote lectures and a debate, chaired by Paul Mason. The conference is part of a series of events, workshop, and seminars celebrating the Centenary of UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). Register now to avoid disappointment. More...

Starts: Dec 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Rapid rise in diabetes linked to spread of urbanisation

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14 November 2015
David Napier, professor of medical anthropology at UCL suggests that, by focusing on medical factors, traditional research had failed to capture “the social and cultural drivers” that made urban populations especially vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.

UK Government's energy policy 'reset' is damaging

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18 November 2015
Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) says cuts to renewables and a new programme to build more gas-fired power stations is damaging for investors and means the UK is unlikely to meet its carbon reduction targets. 

In-work benefits for migrants

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10 November 2015
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) comments on David Cameron’s demand to curb EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits as part of the EU reform...

Stars of David on the headstones, shrapnel on the ground - how a generation came face-to-face with WWI

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9 November 2015
The First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, which is run by the UCL Institute of Education, aims to enable teachers and pupils from every state-funded secondary school in the country to develop a deeper understanding of the Great War...

1960s Cinema Going

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8 November 2015
Patrick Glen (UCL History) discusses how studying cinema going in the 1960s can provide an impression of the decade and people’s everyday lives...

Echenique prevented from traveling to UCL EI event by UK visa rules

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28 October 2015

Our event with Podemos architect Pablo Echenique on 26 October was cancelled as he was unable to travel to London  due to visa complications. He told the story of what happened on on the UCL EI Britain & Europe blog. The story also featured on the front page of the Times Higher magazine. UCL EI's Claudia Sternberg was also interviewed for an article on the subject in The Huffington Post.

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