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Rosetta: How to end the fairytale

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on why cartoon versions of the Rosetta and Philae satellites resonated on social media. Read: Yahoo! News (AFP)

UCL cancels plans for standalone MBA programme

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Professor Bert De Reyck discusses the UCL School of Management's decision to offer a joint MBA programme with Peking University, instead of a standalone programme, while also developing more specialist postgraduate business degree programmes. Read: Financial Times

The Government has no excuse for not recognising genocide

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On the anniversary of the Nuremburg trials' landmark decision, Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) writes an article criticising the UK government for not referring to ISIS' crimes against the Yazidi people in Iraq as a genocide. Read: Evening Standard

Should we change the way we teach economics?

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Changes to UCL's economics instruction to make classes more relevant to the real world, are mentioned. Read: Financial Times

Hinkley Point C developers will face £7.2bn cleanup bill

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on news that for the first time in the UK, the developers of a nuclear power plant will have to pay for its cleanup when it decommissions, saying the cost may be higher than predicted. Read: The Guardian

How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

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Dr Thomas Grisaffi (UCL Institute of the Americas) writes about how Bolivia deviated from the American-led crackdown on coca plants with a more successful harm reduction-oriented strategy that clearly differentiates the coca plant and the illegal drug cocaine. Read: The Conversation

Did the working class really vote for Brexit?

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Dr D'Maris Coffman (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) is interviewed about the impact of inequality and class divides on the EU referendum. Watch: BBC Two 'Newsnight' (from 29 mins 37 secs)

Is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?

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Dr Tom Pegram (UCL Political Science) co-writes an article about the Paris climate accord, drawing on his own research to assess whether the accord can still be effective if compromises are made for flexible wording. Read: Washington Post

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