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Strengthening Co-operation through Transnational Route Development

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Tim Williams has been invited to make a presentation at the 5th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting in Berlin on 4 March.

2015 Junior Job Market hires

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The Departmental Junior Job Market search is now completed. We are pleased to announce that we have hired two new lecturers who will join the Department in this capacity next academic year: Attila Lindner and Michela Tincani.

Attila Lindner is a labour economist and his research interests span minimum wages, job search, unemployment benefits and labour supply.  To study those topics, Attila has used data from Hungary, Poland and the United States.  Attila will receive his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and holds degrees from Corvinus University and the Central European University.

Michela Tincani is a labour economist with interests in the economics of education, non-cognitive skills and the gender wage gap.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and studied previously at Luiss University and Bocconi University.  Michela has been a post-doctoral research fellow at UCL, a research affiliate with the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP) and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePO) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

This has been a very successful hiring process and we would like to thank everybody for attending the talks and contributing to make the whole process a success. Last but not least, the Department would like to thank Aureo de Paula who has run the hiring process efficiently and with an extremely positive attitude.

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

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Dr Cecile Laborde
Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.

Funding opportunities for Master's degrees at UCL-Institute of the Americas

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UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce these new funding opportunities for those planning to apply for a place at one of our MA and MSc degrees: the Santander Universities Scholarship Awards and the Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS).

Thinking Chinese Gala Dinner, 31/03

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Thinking Chinese dinner

Ming-Ai (London) Institute and UCL present a Gala Fundraising Dinner in aid of Camden Chinese Community Centre.

Thinking Chinese Conference (31/03–1/04 2015) 思華 · 華思

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Thinking Chinese conference

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary conference convened by UCL and Ming-Ai (London) Institute.

Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31/03–12/05 2015)

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Thinking Chinese exhibition

Venue: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building,

UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

UCL-IA PhD student Lupita Valdez panellist at Parliament discussion on human rights in Mexico

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Lupita Valdez participated as panel member at the event organized and chaired by Jeremy Corbin MP at the Houses of Parliament on February 24. The event's purpose was to highlight the Human Rights crisis in Mexico. Other members of the panel were Cathy Jamieson MP, Professor Elvira Dominguez (from the team who was part of a Mision de Observacion Civil in Mexico last November), and Rupert Knox, former researcher for Amnesty International, amongst others. Contributions focused on enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, violence to journalists and activists and the large omission of human rights in the agenda of the UK-MX2015 dual year. The parliamentarians present urged the public to lobby their MPs to join the cause of the new NGO launched at the meeting: JusticeMexicoNow, of which Lupita is founding member. You can follow JusticeMexicoNow at https://www.facebook.com/JusticeMexicoNow

Call for Papers - Anthropology in London Day 2015 Conference: Anthropology on the Move

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Anthropology on the Move

This year’s Anthropology in London conference invites paper and panel proposals that explore movement in the broadest sense, including movement of objects, people, ideas, cultural practices, and narratives; the structures, discourses, and practices that aid or obstruct such movements; the movement of bodies in dance, ritual, and performance; and anthropological theory and practice ‘on the move’, in step with a changing world. Core themes include, but are not limited to:

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology

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The Mediterranean

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology (Ref.:1452839). The deadline for applications is 27 March 2015.

VIDEO: Nicholas Paines QC & Henni Ouahes  - Reforming Electoral Law

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Speakers: Nicholas Paines QC & Henni Ouahes (Law Commission)

28th January 2015

Meg Russell on BBC Westminster hour talking about why system for appointing peers needs urgent reform

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Meg Russell was on the BBC Westminster Hour programme on Sunday 23 February 2015 talking about why system for appointing peers needs urgent reform.

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