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Job vacancy at UCL Institute of the Americas: Teaching Fellow in Latin American Economics

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The UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Teaching Fellow in Latin American Economics. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada.

Institute signs Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment pledge

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UCLU Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment campaign logo

The Institute of Archaeology has signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment pledge, making a commitment to challenge sexual harassment and support students and staff who experience it.

Medical Humanities in China – conference

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An international interdisciplinary conference at Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, 15-17th October, 2015, jointly convened by UCL and PKU

Call for Papers: Rethinking the 'proceso': The Argentine Dictatorship (1976-1983) in Perspective - UCL Institute of the Americas, March 24, 2016

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The coup d'etat of March 24, 1976 was a key and dark landmark in the history of Argentina, one that has been demanding ever since intense efforts of analysis. The complex political and economic system established in the aftermath of the Second World War was brutally transformed under the self-denominated "Proceso de Reorganización Nacional". Unlike some of the previous military coups, the longstanding effects of this "processing" of Argentine society are a complex legacy still present at many levels of Argentine society.

Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett

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Andrew Burnett being presented with the festschrift, Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, by Roger Bland

Andrew Burnett was presented with a festschrift, Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, at the International Numismatic Conference in Taormina, Sicily recently.

View from the trenches: Montenegro (2015)

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Montenegro (2015 field season)

Marc Vander Linden, Jane Gaastra and Charlotte Frearson, accompanied by several Institute of Archaeology undergraduates, have recently returned from the 2015 field season in Montenegro, led by the EUROFARM project.

Call for Papers: What to Learn from International Human Rights Systems?

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The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN) is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at a two-day workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?“. The workshop will be held at Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre on 29th and 30th January 2016.

Thomson Reuters names Richard Blundell as one of their Citation Laureates

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Richard Blundell

Professor Sir Richard Blundell CBE FBA,  has just been announced as one of Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates—researchers whose landmark discoveries and advances, as well as their reputation in the scientific community, make them likely winners of the Nobel Prize. Although just a prediction at this stage, Thomson Reuters have accurately forecast 37 Nobel Prize winners since the inception of the Citation Laureates in 2002.

Institute wins UCL Green Impact Excellence Award

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Institute wins UCL Green Impact Excellence Award (2015)

The Institute of Archaeology has won a UCL Green Impact Excellence Award for its efforts towards greater sustainability and efficiency.

UCL Green Impact Awards 2015

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Silver Award for the Department of Political Science

UCL action for sustainability was celebrated this week at the Sustainability Team's annual Green Impact Awards. Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability Team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of staff and students in creating a more sustainable UCL. 

UCL archaeological science expertise highlighted at international glass congress

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Roman glassware in a museum in Avenches

The Institute’s Early Glass Technology Research Network was well represented at the 20th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass held recently in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Call for papers: Normative Interventions

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howard conf
University College London - February 18th and 19th 2016

The relationship between political philosophy and political practice is among the oldest preoccupations of our discipline. The execution of Socrates is a metaphor for the dangers of taking philosophical arguments about civic life into the political arena. While the costs of “going public” are certainly no longer lethal, professional pitfalls remain for those who seek to influence policymakers and voters through their work. How can political philosophers do the kind of fine-grained, esoteric work prized by top journals, while also achieving the real-world impact that is increasingly demanded by university leadership? What sort of impact are political philosophers even positioned to make, and how can they best make it? 

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