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Video Games and Democracy Recording

We are pleased to be able to present a recording of the 'Video Games and Democracy' event organised by Dr Felix Ciută, bringing together game designers, campaigners, professionals in the video games industry and academics, to discuss the role that video games and the video games industry can play in shaping modern democracy.

Published: Sep 20, 2016 6:03:00 PM

Eastern Europeans in Brexitland

In the first of this two-part programme for BBC Radio 4, journalist Gary Younge interviewed Anne White about Polish citizens in the UK, and how their sense of a common European identity isn’t always shared among Brits. The programme also interviews Poles and Romanians in Bristol, an area that voted Remain and which has longstanding Eastern European communities.

Published: Sep 9, 2016 12:47:05 PM

SSEES PhD Student Wins EC Funding

SSEES PhD student Piotr Godzisz, representing the Polish LGBT rights organisation Lambda Warsaw, has won European Commission co-funding for a project entitled 'Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes' with the University of Brescia (Italy).

Published: Jul 25, 2016 5:26:00 PM


INFORM London Inaugural Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to join the London Inaugural Workshop , at UCL SSEES, London, on Friday 30th September for the research project INFORM, “Closing the gap between formal and informal institutions in the Balkans.”

Starts: Sep 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

What’s Going On? Body Politics, Abortion and LGBT Rights in Poland

Join us for a lecture by philosopher and gender specialist from the Pedagogical University of Cracow, prof. Marzenna Jakubczak will be followed by interventions from feminist activists and artists, Poli Polian and Margot Przymierska and the Polish lecturer Katarzyna Zechenter.The seminar will be chaired by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and the welcome will be with the director of qUCL, dr. Robert Mills

Starts: Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 PM

The Provisional Government’s Legal Experiment in 1917

While war, economic collapse, and national disintegration pushed Russian politics to the extremes in 1917, the Provisional Government concentrated on legal process and procedure, the essence of law but not revolution. 

Starts: Oct 28, 2016 5:00:00 PM