SSEES Centenary

SSEES Centenary Events

Bohemian Court

SSEES 100 Inaugural Lecture: Martyn Rady

Misleading Cases in the Customary Law: The Pertinacious Litigant and Central Europe More...

Ognisko Restaurant

SSEES 100: Grand Alumni Dinner

Please note that tickets for this event have now sold out.

Modern buildings in Prague

SSEES 100: Achievements and Challenges for the Emerging Economies of Central Europe

This three-day conference draws focus to the appearance of the countries of Central Europe as a laboratory for new political and economic ideas throughout the 20th century.  More...

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SSEES Centenary

I congratulate SSEES on its many achievements and it is with pleasure that I invite SSEES friends, new and old, to celebrate its centenary in 2015.

New degree launch

Centenary Appeal

SSEES History Gallery

Students entering SSEES Student Researching Return of President Masaryk to King's College, 24 October 1923

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is celebrating its centenary this year. One hundred years after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, who later became the first President of Czechoslovakia, delivered the lecture that inaugurated the School, we now stand as a world-leading institution specialising in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union.

These pages celebrate our achievements, looking both back and forward at SSEES’s success. A host of events will commemorate the occasion, aimed to reflect the diversity of the School’s activities and the countries of the SSEES region.

Central Europe Symposium Keynote Speech

'Historical Parallels – Contemporary Perspectives: Central Europe 100 Years On'

Professor Grzegorz Ekiert (Harvard University)

Professor Grzegorz Ekiert (Harvard University)

"What makes democracy work in Central and Eastern Europe? Understanding the outcomes of transition from communism"

Watch Professor Grzegorz Ekiert (Harvard University) deliver his keynote speech at the the third Central Europe Symposium on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Recordings of the panels will follow.

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