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Peace Brigades International (PBI) Publishes Article by UCL Americas MA Student

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Peace Brigades International UK

UCL Americas MA Latin American Studies Alexandra Nawrat has just had an article published by non-government organisation Peace Brigades International (UK). The published piece is on the topic of the fight for judicial independence in Honduras, following a visit to the Institute by Honduran judge Adan Guillermo López Lone in December last year. Please read the article in full here.

IAMS Masters bursaries available for 2017 entry

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The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) and the UCL Institute of Archaeology invite applications for two student bursaries for postgraduate studies in archaeometallurgy leading to an MSc degree.

Wendy Carlin: Should we expect predictions from Economists?

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Wendy Carlin

Professor Wendy Carlin speaks to the BBC's Ed Butler about the core function of Economists. Is the profession misunderstood? 

Revealing Verulamium: Community Heritage, Geophysics and the Archaeology of a Roman Town

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Geophysics research in Hertfordshire

Kris Lockyear and Ellen Shlasko were invited to give a public lecture at the Society of Antiquaries this week based on the ongoing archaeological project 'Sensing the Iron Age and Roman Past: Geophysics and the Landscape of Hertfordshire'.

Professor Dustmann explains recent trends in foreign-born worker flows in and out of the UK

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Christian Dustmann

In this BBC News item Professor Christian Dustmann discusses the recent drop in workers from the EU entering the UK labour market. Full BBC News story

Anthropology in London Day 2017

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Tuesday 13 June 2017, 9.30am-6pm
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

Job Vacancy: Archaeobotany Research Assistants

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for two Research Assistants on the ERC-funded ComPAg Project (part-time, Ref.:1627328). The deadline for applications is 22 February 2017.

Obituary for Thomas Quick  (BSc Anthropology, 2006–2008)

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Thomas Quick

It is with great sorrow, that we post sad news about Thomas Quick, one of our outstanding former BSc Anthropology students, who has unexpectedly died of cancer – at the onset of a promising career and the young age of 29. His grief-stricken family kindly shared some memories about Thomas, from which we quote below. Myself and other colleagues at UCL who got to know Thomas as academics and administrators treasure the privilege and pleasure this has been. Our thoughts are with the loved ones he leaves behind. His fiancée Sarah and his family hope to acquire a piece of UK woodland that can be maintained in his memory, with an emphasis on careful stewardship to encourage biodiversity.

Institute of Digital Health seminar

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Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE)

Sir Keir Starmer MP delivers the UCL Americas Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture

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Sir Keir Starmer delivers the Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture at UCL Institute of the Americas

(credit photo: Vickie Flores - http://www.vickieflores.com)

UCL Americas was pleased to host Sir Keir Starmer MP on February 9, 2017, to deliver this year's edition of our Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture, on the topic of human rights after Brexit. Please listen to the podcast here.

Iwan Morgan's Article on 'the White House battle'

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Professor Iwan Morgan on US election: Latest email news makes 'Clinton an issue'

The Prospect has published an article by Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies at UCL Americas and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History at UCL History, on the 'turf war between Steve Bannon’s group and cabinet officials'. Read the article in full here.

Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government Book Launch

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Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government Panel Discussion and Book Cover

A special event to mark the publication of Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government (Duke University Press, 2017) will be held at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology on 7 March.

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