"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" - Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost
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.
Socialism, Capitalism, and the Alternatives - Videos from the Conference
Recordings of the first two days at the conference on 'Socialism, Capitalism, and the Alternatives: Lessons Learnt from Russia and Eastern Europe' are now available to view.
- Videos from Day 1: Monday 14 December 2015 (part 1) Opened by Jan Kubik, keynote speeches from Thomas Piketty and Naomi Klein, chaired by Paul Mason)
- Videos from Day 1: Monday 14 December 2015 (part 2) Keynotes speeches from Professor Chantal Mouffe and Professor Leszek Balcerowicz)
- Videos from Day 2: Tuesday 15 December 2015 (Keynote speeches from Professor Dorothee Bohle and Professor Béla Greskovits, and panellists Jacek Zakowski, Slavo Radošević, and Dr Daniel Kral.)
Many speakers at the conference have written blog posts on topics relating to the conference themes. Go to the blog >