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The Government has no excuse for not recognising genocide

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 More...

Published: Sep 30, 2016 1:22:45 PM

Should we change the way we teach economics?

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

Published: Sep 30, 2016 11:58:19 AM

Hinkley Point C developers will face £7.2bn cleanup bill

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 More...

Published: Sep 30, 2016 11:36:34 AM

How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

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 More...

Published: Sep 30, 2016 11:02:45 AM

Did the working class really vote for Brexit?

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) More...

Published: Sep 29, 2016 5:56:28 PM