UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


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UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)

UCL SSEES is one of the world's leading institutes specialising in Central, Eastern, South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Our faculty are uniquely distinguished in their research, teaching and professional activities and we offer distinctive programmes in: Economics & Business, History, Languages & Culture, and Politics & Sociology. SSEES also leads the inter-university Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the International Masters in Economy, State, and Society (IMESS), participates in the FP7 network project, ANTICORRP, funds the FRINGE Centre and runs the UCL Mellon Programme.

In 2015, UCL SSEES celebrated its centenary. A range of events and celebrations took place, further details of which can be found on our Centenary webpages.

Director's Position on EU Referendum

Prof Jan Kubik, Director of UCL SSEES

Personal opinion on Brexit

The debate about whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union is heating up. When June comes, it will be up to individuals to cast their votes according to their own conscience. Nevertheless, in the meantime, it makes sense to assess the balance of advantages and disadvantages that any eventual outcome would bring and to take a position accordingly. I believe that it is better for Britain to remain and I am committed to making the case for Britain’s continued membership of the EU...

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The Poste-restante Diary

The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in London and the UCL SSEES present the UK Premiere of The Poste-restante Diary, a documentary by the contemporary Russian film-director Grigorii Amnuel′ that based on a diary kept by a Latvian national, Artūr Stradiņš (1907-1986), after his arrest in June 1941 by Soviet security forces as an ‘enemy of the people’ and deportation to a prison camp near Viatka.

Starts: May 6, 2016 6:30:00 PM