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

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Published on the University of Limerick website here

Foreign fighters don’t always help

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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.

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.

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.

The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation

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

The 'Subtle Body' in the Indo-Tibetan and Chinese traditions

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CoB Summer Events 2014

Speakers: Prof. Geoffrey Samuel (Cardiff) and Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL)
Time: Thursday 15th May, 5–6.30pm
Place: RHB 137a, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 6NW.

Malinowski Memorial Lecture

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Malinowski Memorial Lecture

The podcast of the lecture is available now. Listen to the podcast.

Dr Rebecca Empson is to give the Malinowski Memorial Lecture this year at the London School of Economics on Thursday 22 May 2014, 6-7pm. Her lecture is entitled: An Economy of Temporary Possession.

A transnational history of the forensic gaze

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Speaker: Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity)
Time: Wednesday 14th May, 4–6pm
Room G01, 23 Gordon Square

UCL Graduate Support Scheme Summer Workshop

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Graduate Support Scheme Summer Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the UCL Graduate Support Scheme is offering 10 bursaries in Anthropology for the academic year 2014-15. Bursaries are available for the following masters programmes:

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