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The Bellamy Discourse: President of Ireland Attends RIA Ethics Discourse at University of Limerick

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Richard Bellamy
Published on the University of Limerick website here

Foreign fighters don’t always help

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Dr Kristin M. Bakke
Published on the Monkey Cage, by Kristin Bakke 

One of the policy concerns about violent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Russia’s North Caucasus region, Somalia, and the ongoing war in Syria has been that these struggles could attract and breed foreign fighters. Yet  we know relatively little about the ways in which foreign fighters, once they arrive, influence the struggles they join. I argue, in my article in the spring 2014 issue of International Security, that foreign fighters may actually weaken the rebel movements they come to support.

13th century origin of London's international fish trade

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Cod skeleton indicating anatomical categories used in the study (Base image copyright ArcheoZoo.org)

Research by David Orton and collaborative partners has traced London's global fish trade back to the medieval period.

The Eighth European Parliament: More politicization

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Alexander Katsaitis

Article from http://governancejournal.net, May 26, 2014.

By Alexander Katsaitis, University College London.

UCL at 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry

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40th International Symposium on Archaeometry

Staff and students from the Institute and UCL Qatar showcased the breadth of their research in archaeological sciences at the recent 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Los Angeles

Fiscal blackmail - Lessons from behavioural economics can boost tax compliance

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Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Article from The Economist, May 24, 2014.

PEOPLE go to great lengths to avoid paying tax. One popular trick in the Middle Ages was to become a monk; these days, shell companies in the Caribbean are a more common retreat. The gap between what is owed and what is paid is nearly $400 billion a year in America, and about £40 billion ($70 billion) in Britain. To keep the shortfall in check, governments design taxes to be tough to weasel out of. The value-added tax, for instance, allows firms to deduct tax paid on inputs from their sales-tax bill, in effect encouraging them to police their suppliers. Then there are the sticks: audits and penalties. Promising new research in behavioural economics could give governments another tool for boosting payment: the psychological nudge.

UK première – Sauna on the Moon (Chang’e 嫦娥), dir. Zou Peng 邹鹏, China 2011

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Sauna on Moon

This Thursday, 29 May 2014, 6.30–8.30pm. Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre.

Conservation workshop for children @Museum of the Order of St John

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St John's Gate, one of the northern gates to the City of London. Image courtesy of Alan Murray-Rust [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MA in Principles of Conservation students will be running a conservation workshop for children at the Museum of the Order of St John on 28 May.

The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation

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bodily-material-culture

Department of Anthropology, UCL
Date: 17-18 June 2014
Convenors: Urmila Mohan and Jean-Pierre Warnier

Institute welcomes new postdoctoral researchers

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Institute of Archaeology building, 2010

Welcome to new postdoctoral researchers Xose-Lois Armada and Mike Charlton who joined the Institute recently.

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