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Lunch-hour Lecture by Dr Pete Duncan: 'How Putin reacts: ideology, power, wealth and security in Russian foreign policy'
We are pleased to be able to present a video recording of Dr Pete Duncan's Lunch-hour Lecture which was held on 17 November 2016. Dr Duncan argued that the deterioration of relations between Russia and NATO since Putin’s annexation of Crimea cannot be considered the prelude to a new Cold War between two global blocs. And, rather than pursuing world communism, Putin’s aims are to strengthen his power and protect the wealth of himself and his allies.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 4:06:47 PM
On Tuesday 29th November SSEES MRes and IMESS students
of Ukrainian had an opportunity to practise their listening and speaking skills
when they hosted a visit from Dr Roman Syrota of Lviv Ivan Franko National University.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 1:44:08 PM
The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invite proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers for individual papers and panel discussions on various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.
Published: Nov 29, 2016 5:23:14 PM
On 1 November 2016 UCL SSEES hosted a panel discussion on recent memory politics in Ukraine, organised in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute in London.
Published: Nov 10, 2016 12:16:03 PM
Dr Paul Segal (King's College) will present his research on the global rich at this seminar, hosted by the UCL SSEES Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies.
Starts: Dec 7, 2016 12:30:00 PM
An Intellectual Journey from Transylvania to Berlin during the Enlightenment: the Case of József Fogarasi Pap
The presentation will investigate forms of intellectual development in the Late Enlightenment through the example of a Transylvanian philosopher and educator, József Fogarasi Pap (1744-1784).
Starts: Dec 8, 2016 6:00:00 PM
Starts: Dec 12, 2016 6:00:00 PM
For over half a decade the
international media gave extensive coverage to a crisis in Greece, with the
story at times dominating the headlines as violent mass protests in the centre
of Athens caught the world’s attention.
Starts: Dec 13, 2016 6:00:00 PM
Is the Magic Lantern Still Shining? The Rise of Illiberal Democracy and the Contested Legacy of 1956 and 1989 in Poland and Hungary
In 1956 many died fighting for freedom and democracy, in 1989 their hopes were realized and state socialism collapsed, today they are ruled by politicians who champion “illiberal democracy,” practice populism, and question “Western values.” Is there a future for liberal democracy in the region?
Starts: Dec 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM